Monthly Archives: Nov 2016

ALDE Group strongly condemns recent executions in Belarus

The Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the recent executions of inmates sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in Belarus.

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EUROPOL data leak: Europol director Wainwright and Commissioner King must explain before Parliament

The Dutch Radio Zembla has today reported a leak of documents on international terrorism investigations by European Police Office, Europol, who seem to have failed to protect very sensitive information. Reacting to this scandal, European …

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Verhofstadt: “We can save 100 billion euro a year by working together on defence.”

ALDE Group welcomes the new European Defence Fund to be presented today by the European Commission, which will raise defence spending and aims to improve the efficiency of defence procurement. More spending on cybersecurity, innovation, w…

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Winter energy package: Liberals and Democrats give reforms cautious welcome

Winter energy package: Liberals and Democrats give reforms cautious welcome
The European Commission will tomorrow unveil its Winter Package, a series of legislative proposals aimed at providing clean energy for all and implementing the EU’s “Energy Union”. The eight texts expected are likely to include revisions to directives and new regulations, including rules setting EU-wide 2030 climate and energy targets, for example higher energy efficiency goals.

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Digital single market: citizens will soon enjoy wider access to online content across the EU

The Committee on legal affairs of the European Parliament has today adopted its position on new legislation that will remove barriers to cross-border portability.

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Syrian war: EU needs united position on Syria

Syrian war: EU needs united position on Syria
In a resolution today, the European Parliament strongly condemned the continuing atrocities and the violation of human rights and the international humanitarian law in Syria committed by the forces of Putin and Assad, backed by Iran and also condemned the terrorist acts of Da’esh.

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Syrian war: EU needs united position on Syria

Syrian war: EU needs united position on Syria
In a resolution today, the European Parliament strongly condemned the continuing atrocities and the violation of human rights and the international humanitarian law in Syria committed by the forces of Putin and Assad, backed by Iran and also condemned the terrorist acts of Da’esh.

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EP follows ALDE’s call to freeze accession negotiations with Turkey

MEPs adopted today in plenary, with a large majority, a resolution initiated by the Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, calling on the European Commission and the Member States to temporarily freeze on-going accession n…

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EP follows ALDE’s call to freeze accession negotiations with Turkey

MEPs adopted today in plenary, with a large majority, a resolution initiated by the Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, calling on the European Commission and the Member States to temporarily freeze on-going accession n…

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Dieselgate hearing: French minister Ségolène Royal denies any political responsibility

Dieselgate hearing: French minister Ségolène Royal denies any political responsibility
Today, in a hearing of the European Parliament inquiry committee on “Dieselgate”, French minister Ségolène Royal denied any political responsibility for weakening and delaying the introduction of improved cars testing. The new test methods (the so called Real Driving Emissions test, RDE) could have reduced the possibilities for car manufacturers to cheat on emissions regulations.

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