Tag: Tamas Meszerics

#FightingPoverty: MEPs urge to cut heating bills to help disadvantaged families

#FightingPoverty: MEPs urge to cut heating bills to help disadvantaged families

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Member states should declare a moratorium on winter heating disconnections, so that no household can be cut off from energy in the cold. Poor households spend the largest share of their income on food, housing and utilities. According to EU statistics on income and living conditions 10% of citizens had arrears on utility bills in […]

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EU-Russia report: Sanctions must be maintained until Minsk agreement respected say Greens

EU-Russia report: Sanctions must be maintained until Minsk agreement respected say Greens

The European Parliament today (10 June) adopted a report on EU-Russia relations, including  a clear call for sanctions to be maintained. After the vote, Green foreign policy spokesperson Tamas Meszerics said: “The European Parliament has today clearly called for sanctions on Russia to be maintained until the Minsk agreement is respected. It is crucial that […]

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Debate in Strasbourg highlighted ‘clear split’ within European Parliament on recognition of Palestinian state

Debate in Strasbourg highlighted ‘clear split’ within European Parliament on recognition of Palestinian state

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Yossi Lempkowicz There was due to be a debate and vote on the issue of recognition of a Palestinian state last Thursday (27 November) but while the debate took place the vote was postponed due to disagreements between the various political groups over the wording of a resolution. MEPs will vote on a […]

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EU enlargement package 2014: MEPs stress need to communicate benefits better

EU enlargement package 2014: MEPs stress need to communicate benefits better

Commissioner Štefan Füle’s plan to focus on strengthening democratic institutions and public administration in EU accession candidate and potential candidate countries was welcomed by Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Wednesday (8 October). In a debate following the Commission’s approval of the 2014 EU enlargement package earlier the same day, many also stressed the need to […]

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Azerbaijani human rights defender Leyla Yunus makes shortlist for Sakhorov Prize

Azerbaijani human rights defender Leyla Yunus makes shortlist for Sakhorov Prize

Azerbaijani human-rights defender Leyla Yunus (pictured) has been included on the shortlist of three finalists for this year’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, following a vote in the European Parliament last night (7 October) (1). Leyla Yunus was nominated for the prize by the Greens/EFA group. After the vote, Green foreign affairs spokespersons Barbara […]

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