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[Ticker] EU signs social declaration

Added: 17.11.2017 13:26 | 2 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 20:02 | 1 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 13:58 | 1 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 13:47 | 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 11:46 | 3 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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Poland slams EU Parliament actions as 'scandalous'

Added: 16.11.2017 8:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental European values.

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[Ticker] Weber more optimistic on Brexit after London visit

Added: 16.11.2017 8:05 | 2 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.

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MEPs ponder how to fight tax havens

Added: 16.11.2017 7:23 | 3 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: 16.11.2017 2:00 | 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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Germany hits back at Tajani plan to TAX every person in Europe to fund Brussels

Added: 15.11.2017 20:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

EUROPEAN Parliament president Antonio Tajani' a bid to plug the Brexit budget gap with a new tax programme has seen a furious response from Germany.

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