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[Opinion] Greek government's steady steps to exit bailout programme

Added: 22.02.2018 9:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

Growth predictions are positive, exports increasing, unemployment dropping and credit-ratings up, says the head of Greece's Syriza delegation to the European Parliament. Now the government in Athens is looking to design its own reform programme.

[Ticker] MEP Andrieu will chair parliament pesticide committee

Added: 22.02.2018 6:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

S&D MEP Eric Andrieu will chair the European Parliament's special committee to look into EU authorisation procedures on pesticides, sources from the parliament said on Thursday. The committee, composed of 30 MEPs, was set up on 6 February to respond to concerns raised by MEPs and European citizens over potential failures in scientific assessments, and the role of the commission and agencies in.

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[Ticker] Juncker's right-hand man warns of 'institutional blockage'

Added: 22.02.2018 5:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

Martin Selmayr, the head of cabinet of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, has warned of an EU "institutional blockage" next year, if EU leaders and the European Parliament cannot agree on the future commission's head. "It is possible that Juncker will be there for a longer time," ahead of Friday's summit where leaders will discuss the so-called Spitzenkandidat process for the European elections.

[Ticker] Tajani asks Juncker for all EMA Brexit relocation documents

Added: 22.02.2018 2:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani on Wednesday asked European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for all documents, including confidential ones, on the Dutch bid for Amsterdam to be the location of the post-Brexit European Medicines Agency (EMA), Italian news agency ANSA reported. Tajani said he needed "all the details" of the successful bid, which Italy is challenging on the grounds that Amsterdam is

[Ticker] Tusk all but rules out pan-EU candidates in 2019 elections

Added: 21.02.2018 11:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

EU leaders will discuss the idea of transnational electoral lists, allowing candidates for the European Parliament to run in multiple countries this Friday - however, an EU source told EUobserver it was unlikely to be set up by the 2019 elections. "This project is not without merit and is certainly worth discussing in view of the 2024 elections," said European Council president Donald Tusk in a letter to leaders.

Canete gets EU parliament pension while still commissioner

Added: 21.02.2018 6:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

Although not retired, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete receives a pension from the European parliament on top of his monthly wages as commissioner.

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[Opinion] A European budget: securing a prosperous future for Europe

Added: 20.02.2018 9:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

Joseph Daul, president of the European People's Party - the largest grouping in the European Parliament - sets out his party's priorities for the upcoming seven-year EU budget.

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[Ticker] Simone Veil to enter France's Pantheon in July

Added: 20.02.2018 2:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

Simone Veil, the first woman to become president of the European Parliament, in 1979, will be buried in the French Pantheon on 1st July, it was announced on Monday. Veil, who died last year, will enter the Paris monument, where France celebrates its "great men and women", with her husband, Antoine, who was a lawyer. Veil is also known for having granted French women the right to abortion in 1975.

‘Not acceptable!’ Free movement MUST continue in Brexit transition, Verhofstadt demands

Added: 18.02.2018 10:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

GUY Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator, has warned free movement MUST continue during any transition period after the UK quits the EU next year.


‘Two-faced’ EU slammed for ‘MURDERING’ European Parliament Vice President in backstab vote

Added: 15.02.2018 10:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

THE European Union has come under heavy fire for ousting the now former Vice President of the European Parliament in a political gang-up dubbed a “murder”.


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