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[Ticker] Member states accept emissions trading deal, Poland abstains

Added: 22.11.2017 5:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

The ambassadors in Brussels of the EU's national governments on Wednesday adopted a compromise deal with the European Parliament on the reform of the EU's emissions trading system (ETS), the EU's flagship climate tool. Croatia voted against, while coal-reliant Poland and Hungary abstained. The compromise had been reached by allowing Romania and Bulgaria . A majority of MEPs still has to approve the reform.

[Ticker] MEPs agree new rules to fund European political parties

Added: 22.11.2017 3:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

A large majority in the European Parliament's constitutional affairs committee (19-2) agreed on Tuesday to the current funding rules for European political parties and foundations. Many of them are currently struggling with the existing 'co-financing' requirement of 15 percent, which will be lowered to 10 percent for European parties and 5 percent for affiliated foundations under the new rules. EU ministers will also need to approve the changes.

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[Ticker] EU signs social declaration

Added: 17.11.2017 8:26 | 4 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Estonian PM Juri Ratas, on behalf of EU member states, signed on Friday the , a document outlining principles for a social dimension to EU policies. The declaration focuses on equal access to labour market and working conditions, social protection and inclusion. EU leaders are meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the social summit.

Brussels in shock after Eurosceptic MEP snatches top role in European Parliament

Added: 16.11.2017 15:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

EUROSCEPTIC MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo has been elected the vice-president of the European Parliament in a shock move that has cemented the place of Italy’s Five Star Movement in European politics.

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MEP switches vote on 'private expenses' transparency

Added: 16.11.2017 8:58 | 3 views | 0 comments

A small group of MEPs are looking into how members of the European Parliament spend the monthly €4,300 'private expenses' funded by taxpayer money. Last month, MEPs voted on transparency amendments on the funds.

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[Ticker] Lithuania adopts Magnitsky law

Added: 16.11.2017 8:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Lithuanian parliament has passed by 91 votes to zero a law to impose asset freezes and visa bans on Russian human rights abusers. The bill, named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption whistleblower who was jailed and killed, is the fifth of its kind after similar laws in Canada, Estonia, the UK, and the US. The European Parliament has repeatedly called for EU-level sanctions in Magnitsky's name.

[Ticker] EU and China start dialogue on anti-dumping

Added: 16.11.2017 6:46 | 2 views | 0 comments

The EU and China on Thursday (16 November) started to discuss anti-dumping issues in Beijing, as a part of a dialogue agreed in June 2017 about cooperation on competition matters. "It is in our mutual interest to work together to promote fair global competition", commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. The meeting comes a day after the European Parliament aimed at fighting China's trade dumping.

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[Ticker] Weber more optimistic on Brexit after London visit

Added: 16.11.2017 2:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Manfred Weber, a German MEP who heads the European Parliament's centre-right group, said Wednesday he was more confident about Britain and the EU following talks with UK PM Theresa May in London. He told reporters that a precise figure for the UK's Brexit bill was not needed ahead of an EU December summit. "The most important thing is to clarify the commitments," it aimed to honour, he said.

MEPs ponder how to fight tax havens

Added: 16.11.2017 2:23 | 4 views | 0 comments

After Paradise Papers brought new revelations about tax dodging across the globe, including in the EU, the European Parliament wonders how to step up the fight.

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Polish leader STORMS OFF after furious European Parliament clash with Verhofstadt

Added: 15.11.2017 21:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

THE leader of Poland’s Law and Justice European Parliament delegation stormed off during a furious clash with Guy Verhofstadt in Strasbourg.

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