Monthly Archives: Dec 2013

European Council fails to convince on Banking Union

Some may claim that progress has been made over the last week towards delivering an EU wide Banking Union, but the reality is very different.

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European Council fails to convince on Banking Union

Some may claim that progress has been made over the last week towards delivering an EU wide Banking Union, but the reality is very different.

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Khodorkovsky pardon is welcome but it does not yet mean that Rule of Law is respected

Commenting today on news that President Putin has granted an amnesty to a number of political prisoners including jailed businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE Group President, said

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Khodorkovsky pardon is welcome but it does not yet mean that Rule of Law is respected

Commenting today on news that President Putin has granted an amnesty to a number of political prisoners including jailed businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE Group President, said

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4th rail package will improve efficiency and interconnectedness of Europe’s rail network

Currently more than 8 billion journeys a year are made by rail in Europe, and 10 % of goods are transported by rail freight whilst the sector is responsible for a turnover of EUR 73 billion, generating EUR 13 billion of revenue and suppor…

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4th rail package will improve efficiency and interconnectedness of Europe’s rail network

Currently more than 8 billion journeys a year are made by rail in Europe, and 10 % of goods are transported by rail freight whilst the sector is responsible for a turnover of EUR 73 billion, generating EUR 13 billion of revenue and suppor…

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Banking union: taxpayers out of the line of fire

Banking union: taxpayers out of the line of fire
In parallel to this week’s Council discussions finalising agreement on the banking union, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee approved today a report on its vision for the structuring of the remaining building blocks of Europe’s banking union, namely the Single Resolution Mechanism and the Single Bank Resolution Fund, due to complement the agreed Single Supervisory Mechanism.

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Banking union: taxpayers out of the line of fire

Banking union: taxpayers out of the line of fire
In parallel to this week’s Council discussions finalising agreement on the banking union, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee approved today a report on its vision for the structuring of the remaining building blocks of Europe’s banking union, namely the Single Resolution Mechanism and the Single Bank Resolution Fund, due to complement the agreed Single Supervisory Mechanism.

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Air passenger rights: legal certainty on responsibility and rights for all stakeholders

Air passenger rights: legal certainty on responsibility and rights for all stakeholders
The European Parliament’s Transport Committee signed off today the new rules on airline passenger rights. This reform sets common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of cancellation or delay of a flight and air carrier liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage. This revision also includes more clarity on what constitutes “extraordinary circumstances” in which compensation is not paid to passengers.

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Air passenger rights: legal certainty on responsibility and rights for all stakeholders

Air passenger rights: legal certainty on responsibility and rights for all stakeholders
The European Parliament’s Transport Committee signed off today the new rules on airline passenger rights. This reform sets common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of cancellation or delay of a flight and air carrier liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage. This revision also includes more clarity on what constitutes “extraordinary circumstances” in which compensation is not paid to passengers.

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