Posts Tagged ‘European Parliament’

Next week: Controversial ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ to be voted on in European Parliament

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

A 'turbo-charges privatisation pact' is set to be debated by the EU

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TTIP vote in European Parliament tomorrow – “democracy vs markets for the second time this week”

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 July) sees the European Parliament plenary session vote on a position paper on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the USA and the EU. (more…)

EU Threatens ‘Freedom to photograph’!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Moves in the European Parliament to restrict the traditional ‘Freedom of Panorama’ would mean photographers, artists and filmmakers would have to seek permissions and even have to pay to be able film, paint and photograph some of Europe’s most iconic landmarks. (more…)

Campaigners ramp up pressure on MEPs ahead of critical TTIP vote

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Updated – MEPs to vote on TTIP resolution on Wednesday

The European parliament is to vote on a resolution on the US-EU trade deal (TTIP) on Wednesday, in what is predicted to be a close-run battle (more…)

As the EU elections near, UKIP leads the way

Monday, May 12th, 2014

• As the EU elections near UKIP is leading the way

• 28% intend to vote for UKIP, with Labour close behind with 27% of the vote (more…)

YouGov Polling: Green Party on target to treble number of MEPs

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Green Party is gaining ground every day in the polls ahead of the May 22 European Elections. The latest polling has the Green Party on track to both finish ahead of the Liberal Democrats and achieve the target of trebling the number of Greens in the European Parliament from two to six. (more…)

Nigel Farage Responds to Expenses Allegations

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

It has been alleged that the UK Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, had £50,000 to £60,000 in EU funds, now described by some as ‘missing’, paid into his personal bank account. (more…)

TheCityUK calls on European Parliament and Commission to set Agenda for Jobs and Growth

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Ahead of the European Council’s discussions on jobs, competitiveness and growth at its upcoming meeting on 20 and 21 March, in a new report to be published today (18 March) in Brussels, TheCityUK is calling on the incoming European Parliament and Commission to harness the power of Europe’s thriving financial services sector to help boost the European economy. (more…)

European Parliament Ratifies Partial Ban on F-Gases in Significant Win for the Climate

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The European Parliament has today adopted a compromise agreement struck in December to phase-down the use of a group of super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), or fluorinated gases (F-gases). (more…)

Which MEPs let you down?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Most reasonable people would expect a political party that tells you what it stands for would then vote in a way that backs it up.

But it seems that this is not always the case, especially where Members of the European Parliament (MEP) are concerned. (more…)

EU plans to increase the number of MEPs

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Just as you reduce the number of politicians in one area, up they sprout in another. The UK plans to reduce the number of domestic Westminster Members of Parliament from 650 down to 600 after the next general election. (more…)

Another year, another EU audit saga

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Once again the EU accounts came under the scrutiny of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and came up short.

For the sixteenth year in a row the EU has been unable to balance its books (more…)

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