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EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Cristina Gherasimov Twitter Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House (2017) The EU should reiterate firm support for current commitments and for European integration via genuine democratic transformations before promising a path to membership. Agmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi is turned into ‘European Street’ in March to celebrate visa-free travel in the […]

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Commission adopts initiative to boost #apprenticeships in Europe

Commission adopts initiative to boost #apprenticeships in Europe

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. It also ties in with the European Pillar of Social Rights, which foresees a right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning. The […]

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MEPs to Commission: Make member states share tax information and protect whistle-blowers

MEPs to Commission: Make member states share tax information and protect whistle-blowers

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo credit: ©AP Images/ European Union-EP Tax evasion costs the EU €1 trillion a year in lost tax revenue, according to the European Commission. The Lux leaks scandal showed that EU countries sometimes court multinationals with advantageous tax schemes. These practices were investigated by the Parliament’s special committee on tax rulings. MEPs adopted its report […]

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Budget 2016: Parliament adds extra funds for migration and competitiveness

Budget 2016: Parliament adds extra funds for migration and competitiveness

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parliament added extra funds for handling the unprecedented flow of refugees inside and outside the EU in Wednesday’s (27 October) vote on the EU budget for 2016. It also topped up resources to fund help create jobs for young people, enhance the EU’s competitiveness and settle its unpaid bills. Parliament reversed all the cuts, including […]

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EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU announces support for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’, to improve working conditions and labour standards, and establish sustainable business practices in producing countries.  International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, and Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen have announced an EU contribution for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’. This Fund will […]

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Afzal Khan MEP sets up international organization and calls on EU to support plebiscite in Kashmir

Afzal Khan MEP sets up international organization and calls on EU to support plebiscite in Kashmir

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Afzal Khan MEP (pictured), vice chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Security and Defence will co-found an international organization in support of Kashmir´s cause for peace, justice and democracy.  Khan and Madam Farzana Yaqoob, minister for social welfare and women development in the government of AJ&K agreed that beyond appeals for the resolution of […]

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European Parliament hosts photo exhibition on Dalai Lama’s life

European Parliament hosts photo exhibition on Dalai Lama’s life

Tomorrow (30 June), MEPs Thomas Mann (Germany, EPP) and Csaba Sógor (Romania, EPP), the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the Office of Tibet in Brussels and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will jointly hold a special event to mark the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama in the European Parliament.   A photo exhibition […]

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