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Verhofstadt: “Brexit should be a wake-up call for another, reformed European Union.”

Verhofstadt: "Brexit should be a wake-up call for another, reformed European Union."
Commenting on the referendum outcome, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said: “It is sad that a majority of the British people have decided to leave. We should now aim to ensure a quick and friendly divorce, in order to avoid unnecessary unrest on the financial markets, negative impacts on trade and job losses. The EU cannot be taken hostage by a Tory leadership wrangle. We need an article 50 notification now.”

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Follow-up on “ET 2020” − ALDE group stresses need to integrate migrants into education and training

Follow-up on “ET 2020” − ALDE group stresses need to integrate migrants into education and training
In times of high youth unemployment and new challenges due to migration, European cooperation in education and training (“ET2020”) must be re-evaluated. The European Parliament’s vote today aims to improve control and coordination of the existing framework (e.g. by extending working groups with various stakeholders, such as civil society representatives, teachers, youth workers), to enhance the quality of education and training, and to highlight the migration aspect.

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International couples: clear rules in cases of divorce, legal separation or death

The property rights of 32 million citizens will be soon subject to clear rules in cases of divorce, legal separation or death in 18 Member States. The European Parliament has today approved a new legal framework to determine the jurisdict…

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Corporate taxation: MEPs call for tax haven black list, patent box rules, CCCTB and more

Members of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings II have this evening adopted a report calling for a number of measures to put in place a fairer and more transparent corporate tax regime in the European Union.

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The digital revolution on wheels: Europe should not miss the leap forward

The digital revolution on wheels: Europe should not miss the leap forward
A couple of years ago, self-driving cars connected to an intelligent transport system sounded like a utopia, but it is becoming a reality now. This digital revolution on wheels holds an enormous potential for Europe − not only in terms of job creation but also regarding more efficient transport, less congested cities and a cleaner environment.

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Orlando massacre: European liberals and democrats express solidarity with the victims

European liberals and democrats deeply regret and condemn the terrible massacre perpetrated against the LGBTI community on Sunday in Orlando.

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Verhofstadt à Hollande: ‘Le référendum britannique doit être le point de départ de la refondation de l’Europe”

Verhofstadt à Hollande: 'Le référendum britannique doit être le point de départ de la refondation de l'Europe"
Guy Verhofstadt va rencontrer cet après-midi à Paris, au Palais de l’Élysée, le Président de la République, François Hollande, dans le cadre d’une discussion informelle sur les conséquences du référendum britannique du 23 juin prochain.

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Kiev Pride: Sophie in ‘t Veld joins the march to advocate LGBTI rights in Ukraine

Sophie in ‘t Veld, vice-president of the ALDE Group and vice-president of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament, will attend the Kiev Pride on Sunday to support those activists, NGOs, and citizens fighting to eradicate homophobi…

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Free movement of citizens: less bureaucratic obstacles and increased legal certainty

The 12 million European citizens who study, work or live in Member States in which they are not nationals will now face less bureaucratic obstacles when moving within the EU.

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Cambodia urged to drop politically motivated charges targeting opposition parties and human rights defenders

MEPs today expressed their concern on the worsening situation in Cambodia, deploring the escalation of politically motivated charges and judicial harassment of human rights defenders and activists.

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