Monthly Archives: Jul 2012

Don Valley Project in Sight of EU Funding Windfall

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP and Rebecca Taylor MEP Liberal Democrat MEPs for Yorkshire & the Humber DON VALLEY PROJECT IN SIGHT OF EU FUNDING WINDFALL   Yorkshire Liberal Democrat MEPs Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor have welcomed the news from the …

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Liberals and Democrats welcome appointment of EUSR for Human Rights

The EU High Representative, Baroness Ashton, today appointed former MEP, Stavros Lambrinidis, as the new EU Special Representative for Human Rights – a newly created position with the full backing of the European Parliament.

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Liberal and Democrats welcome appointment of EUSR for Human Rights

The EU High Representative, Baroness Ashton, today appointed former MEP, Stavros Lambrinidis, as the new EU Special Representative for Human Rights – a newly created position with the full backing of the European Parliament.

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Verhofstadt and Michel call for strengthening of UN mission in Congo

On the occasion of the launch of Forbes-Africa yesterday in Brazzaville, Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE group and Louis Michel (co-chair of the EU-ACP parliamentary assembly currently on a mediation mission in RDC and Rwanda) call…

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Verhofstadt: Germany’s last chance to save the Euro – and its own AAA status

Moody’s, one of the principal international credit ratings agencies yesterday issued a stark warning to Germany and other triple ‘A’ rated Eurozone economies that the ongoing instability and worsening situation in Spain and Italy could ha…

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Libor scandal: Punishment for banks should be to split up

The breadth of the scandal about the manipulation of benchmarks, such as LIBOR and EURIBOR, has pushed the European Commission to suggest today amending its proposals of 20 October 2011 which revises EU legislation on market abuse, includ…

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Liberal Democrat by-election win in Calderdale

The Calderdale Council seat of Warley in Halifax now has a new Liberal Democrat Councillor in the shape of businessman and long term LibDem and No2ID activist James Baker. James lives just outside Warley with his partner and six month old son and co-ru…

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Romania must comply with Commission recommendations on rule of law

The publication today of the latest monitoring report by the European Commission on the state of judicial reform and fight against corruption in Romania and Bulgaria highlights ongoing concerns in both. The report on Romania comes at a ti…

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Budget 2013: Council should practice what they preach

European Liberals and Democrats have reacted with surprise to the contradictory position of the Council relating to the EU Budget for 2013.

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Energy Efficiency Directive to boost saving at all stages of the energy chain

The European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE) today adopted the energy efficiency deal reached between EU Member States and MEPs in June, after months of tough negotiations. The proposed legislation will step up action on…

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