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‘No UK market access without free #migration’: #Verhofstadt

‘No UK market access without free #migration’: #Verhofstadt

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Brexit negotiator for the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt (pictured), reiterated on Tuesday (13 September) that the EU legislature will not accept giving Britain access to Europe’s single market if it blocks free access to EU immigrants, writes Alastair Macdonald. “If the UK wants to remain a part of the single market, it will also […]

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Background note on banking union and bank common rules

Background note on banking union and bank common rules

The last plenary session of this legislature saw votes on three key deals to ensure that banks themselves, and not taxpayers, are first in line to pay the costs of their misfortunes. MEPs have voted to approve two laws dealing with restructuring and winding up troubled banks and an update to the scheme which guarantees […]

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Plenary opening: Don’t dismember Ukraine, minute’s silence for Rwandan genocide victims

Plenary opening: Don’t dismember Ukraine, minute’s silence for Rwandan genocide victims

The European Parliament does not recognize Russia’s illegal occupation of the Crimea, and urges it to withdraw its troops from Ukraine’s border in line with international law and principles, said President Schulz, opening the final plenary session of this legislature. He also called a minute’s silence marking the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide of 800,000 […]

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Budgets Committee agrees on real-terms cut in Parliament’s 2014 budget

Budgets Committee agrees on real-terms cut in Parliament’s 2014 budget

Budgets Committee MEPs voted on 2 October in favour of cutting the Parliament’s administrative budget by almost €10 million compared to the Commission’s June draft budget. The outcome is a real-terms reduction in the EP budget. Assuming 1.7% average inflation in 2014 and including extra costs due to the end of the legislature and Croatia’s […]

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