Monthly Archives: Apr 2013

Potential bee killer pesticides banned by EU

A chemical implicated in the recent rapid decline of bee numbers has been banned today by the European Commission as Member States remained divided on the matter.

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La visite du Premier Ministre de RCA, M. Nicolas Tiangaye, au Parlement Européen devant la Commission DEVE

La visite du Premier Ministre de RCA, M. Nicolas Tiangaye, au Parlement Européen devant la Commission DEVE
A l’initiative de M. Louis Michel, député européen, co-président de l’Assemblée parlementaire paritaire ACP-UE, et envoyé spécial de l’OIF pour le suivi de la situation en RCA, M. Nicolas Tiangaye, Premier Ministre de la transition, a été invité par la Commission DEVE du Parlement européen le 22 avril dernier pour faire part aux députés européens de la situation difficile qui règne actuellement dans son pays sur les plans sécuritaire, politique, économique et humanitaire.

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ALDE lead on Single Seat election pledge

At a public hearing today, hosted by the ALDE group and organised by the cross-party campaign for a Single Seat, participants from all major political groupings will be asked to endorse a statement committing to pursue the campaign in the…

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ALDE backs better protection for home buyers

After months of negotiations, last night an agreement was reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission on the mortgage credit Directive which aims to create a level playing field where minimum harmonisation requirements…

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No EU PNR before Data Protection Rules are firmly in place

The majority of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee rejected today the draft Directive on the use of airline Passenger Name Record data (PNR) within the EU, proposed by the Commission in February 2011. According to the AL…

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Minimum EU standards for asylum will end current lottery between Member States

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee confirmed today the agreement reached with Council on two pieces of legislation which are part of the EU Asylum package. One text updates the rules governing the functioning of a databas…

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EU must take a firm stand against Russian blackmail

Reacting to news that the Russian Ambassador to Ireland has written to Irish Members of Parliament threatening to block a treaty on Irish adoptions of Russian children unless Irish parliamentarians drop a Russian-critical human rights res…

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Europe needs a new narrative to counter euroscepticism

Europe needs a new narrative to counter euroscepticism
Recent Eurobarometer figures show a decline in support for the European project. Sixty years after the start of this project, Europe has to regain confidence of its citizens. An updated version of the European story is necessary to reinterpret its existing ‘raison d’être’ of peace through a common market.

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ALDE secures mandatory rotation for audit firms

Thanks to crucial ALDE backing, the need to establish time limits on the contractual relationship between auditors and their clients was approved today by MEPs on the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament by a majority of 15 …

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The Parliamentary Committee on International Trade welcomes the prospect of free trade with the United States of America

The European Liberals and Democrats are calling for an ambitious mandate to be given to the Commission to negotiate an agreement on trade and investment between the EU and the United States.

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