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The secrets behind #EuropeanParliament colourful calendar

The secrets behind #EuropeanParliament colourful calendar

| August 13, 2019

The European Parliament’s 2020 calendar Red, blue, pink, turquoise… Not the different shades of the rainbow, but how different activities are indicated on Parliament’s calendar. Parliament’s calendar is colour-coded to show what business MEPs are focussing on in that particular period. Below is a short guide to the colours that will guide the work of […]

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Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

| July 31, 2019

According to several submissions to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Spanish legal system allows for violation of human rights, either by directly ignoring EU standards, or through loopholes in existing laws, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré. An emblematic case in point is the abuse suffered by the Kokorev family (Vladimir Kokorev, […]

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Who’s who: Overview of #EuropeanParliament leadership at start of 2019-2024 term

Who’s who: Overview of #EuropeanParliament leadership at start of 2019-2024 term

| July 10, 2019

MEPs elected the Parliament president as well as vice-presidents and quaestors in July 2019. Find out who was chosen for Parliament’s key posts. Together with the Parliament president, vice-presidents and quaestors make up the bureau, which takes decisions on matters of internal organisation for the institution. While the president oversees all Parliament’s work and represents […]

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Facts and figures: New term in #EuropeanParliament

Facts and figures: New term in #EuropeanParliament

| July 10, 2019

What is the new European Parliament like? Find out about the MEPs who will be working for you over the next five years. Lots of new faces, younger MEPs and more women After the highest turnout in 20 years at the European elections, the 9th European Parliament was officially constituted at the first plenary session in Strasbourg in July. […]

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#Plenary highlights: Leadership election, formation of committees

#Plenary highlights: Leadership election, formation of committees

| July 8, 2019

The newly-elected MEPs met for their first plenary session on 2-4 July, during which they elected a new president and voted on the size of the parliamentary committees. Parliament chose Italian Social Democrat David Sassoli as its president last Wednesday (3 July) for a term of two-and-a-half years. MEPs also elected the 14 vice-presidents, who can fill in […]

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Are Juncker’s Commission staff headed for #BrusselsLobbyShops?

Are Juncker’s Commission staff headed for #BrusselsLobbyShops?

| July 2, 2019

While European heads of state are fighting over which Spitzenkandidat will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, lobbying and consulting shops in Brussels are rubbing their hands at the prospect of recruiting new high-profile employees. It’s no secret many outgoing officials exchange their offices in the EU institutions for cushy jobs in the private […]

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A quiet revolution in #Prague

A quiet revolution in #Prague

| June 20, 2019

On 4 June, protesters took to the streets of Prague in their thousands. Unfurling banners emblazoned with the words “Enough” and “Resign”, and chanting “Shame! Shame!” at  their Prime Minister Andrej Babus they flooded into the capital’s Wenceslas Square, writes Colin Stevens. The ram-packed half-mile-long square could not have been a more fitting stage for […]

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