Tag: Ulrike Lunacek

#UKIP: European Parliament calls for repayment of misappropriated funds

#UKIP: European Parliament calls for repayment of misappropriated funds

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament’s top decision-making body has, on 21 November, ruled that the UKIP-dominated ADDE party misappropriated more than €500,000 from the EU. The European Parliament’s Bureau has ordered the party to repay €170,000 of misspent funds. The party will be unable to recoup hundreds of thousands of euro of spending found to have been in […]

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ADDE funding row: ‘#UKIP must be held accountable’ say Greens

ADDE funding row: ‘#UKIP must be held accountable’ say Greens

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sky News has today (17 November) declared that it has obtained a leaked document alleging that the Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe (ADDE) (and UKIP in particular) misspent almost £500,000 of EU funding on electioneering and its Brexit campaign. According to the leaked audit, UKIP broke EU spending rules by spending money on polling […]

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#Kosovo EU perspective crucial for reform momentum in Kosovo

#Kosovo EU perspective crucial for reform momentum in Kosovo

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament on 4 February adopted a report assessing Kosovo’s progress in the context of the EU accession process. After the vote, Green MEP and EP vice-president Ulrike Lunacek, who is the parliament rapporteur/draftsperson on Kosovo stated: “The European Parliament has today given another strong signal to Kosovo on its EU perspective, following on […]

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#Balkans Foreign affairs MEPs assess reform efforts of Serbia and Kosovo in 2015

#Balkans Foreign affairs MEPs assess reform efforts of Serbia and Kosovo in 2015

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The start of EU accession negotiations with Serbia and the progress made in normalising relations between Serbia and Kosovo was welcomed by Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in two resolutions passed on Thursday. They also stressed that these relations would be helped if all EU member states were to recognise Kosovo. MEPs welcome the progress made […]

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New Year, new beginning: Parliament’s wishes for 2016

New Year, new beginning: Parliament’s wishes for 2016

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every year comes with new hopes and dreams and with renewed determination to pursue them. At the very end of 2015, the European Parliament asked leading MEPs about their wishes for 2016. All at the European Parliament would like to join them in wishing you a happy and prosperous new year! Martin Schulz (Germany, S&D) […]

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Plenary opening: Remembering Srebrenica

Plenary opening: Remembering Srebrenica

MEPs held a minute of silence and many carried the white and green ‘Flower of Srebrenica’ as a sign of remembrance© European Union 2015 – EP The massacre of 8,000 men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago was commemorated by EP President Martin Schulz in his opening address (6 July) […]

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Fundamental rights conference: ‘Things are improving’

Fundamental rights conference: ‘Things are improving’

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tirana in Albania is hosting a conference on fundamental rights, non-discrimination and the protection of vulnerable groups, including LGBTI, on 21 November, organized by the Parliament, the European Commission and the Italian Presidency. European Parliament Vice President Ulrike Lunacek (pictured), who wrote a report on homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender […]

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