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Plenary session and committee meetings in #Strasbourg

Plenary session and committee meetings in #Strasbourg

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

What will MEPs be working on during next week’s Plenary Session in Strasbourg? Budget 2017 and MFF revision. Parliament is to adopt its position on next year’s EU budget, ahead of negotiations with the Council. MEPs will demand more funds to help young people into jobs, boost economic growth and help third countries with a […]

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#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) calls on all EU member states to support the introduction of “targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful kidnapping, persecution and detention of Nadiya Savchenko”. The Ukrainian woman (pictured), a politician and pilot, is since 2014 imprisoned in Russia. During last week’s plenary session in Strasbourg, upon an initiative […]

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#EuropeanParliament: This week’s plenary highlights

#EuropeanParliament: This week’s plenary highlights

MEPs debated the proposed EU-Turkey deal to manage the refugee crisis as well as the way in which European countries have been handling the issue during this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg. Women refugees and how to support them better was debated on Tuesday to mark International Women’s Day 2016. Read the story for more […]

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#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

#Eritrea: ‘Eritrean authorities must end detention of innocent civilians’, say S&Ds

Following a discussion on the human-rights situation in Eritrea during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg this week, S&D MEPs expressed their concerns about ongoing human-rights violations in the country. Gianni Pittella (Italy), president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said: “Africa is a political priority for the S&D Group. We are […]

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The EESC debates the Energy Union with Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič

The EESC debates the Energy Union with Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič

On Wednesday 22 April at 14h45, the 507th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a debate on the Energy Union led by the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič (pictured). At 16h, the EESC plenary will welcome the Commissioner responsible for Trade, Cecilia […]

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European Commission and EESC: Working hand in hand to deliver solutions for Europe

European Commission and EESC: Working hand in hand to deliver solutions for Europe

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

A strong message of support was sent to organized civil society at the EESC’s 505th plenary session with the visit of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The new EC President pledged increased cooperation between the two institutions, notably in the context of the 2015 Work Programme on which he welcomed the EESC contribution. Referring to a bilateral […]

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Plenary session: Need for an industrial Europe

Plenary session: Need for an industrial Europe

The EU’s future tops the agenda for the EESC’s next plenary session. At its upcoming plenary session (29-30 April, Charlemagne building, Brussels), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will adopt two highly controversial opinions on industry policy and forced labour in the EU. The EESC plenary will also endorse its position on an Action plan for […]

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