• 'Apologies Zuckerberg data abuse not enough'

    'Apologies Zuckerberg data abuse not enough'

    strasbourg April 18, 2018 16:57 Hot Recent News

    The public apologies of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg about the abuse of private data from millions of users of the social network are not enough. The American must quickly come to the European Parliament to explain to European citizens how that could happen and to ensure that it does not happen again.

  • Mandatory targets for recycling in EU countries

    Mandatory targets for recycling in EU countries

    strasbourg April 18, 2018 11:57 Hot Recent News

    EU Member States are obliged to set themselves sharper targets for re-use, recycling and waste reduction and waste. The European Parliament voted in favor of the necessary legislation on Wednesday, which had already reached a political agreement in December.

  • 'Appointment Selmayr must be reconsidered'

    'Appointment Selmayr must be reconsidered'

    strasbourg April 18, 2018 11:45 Hot Recent News

    The 'flash appointment' of Martin Selmayr as the highest official of the European Commission can not pass. A large majority of the European Parliament (464 against 205) asked the committee to reconsider the appointment of the Secretary-General.

  • Big words from Macron

    Big words from Macron

    strasbourg April 18, 2018 04:39 Hot Recent News

    It is moving ahead with the EU when it is up to the French President Emmanuel Macron. He even wants to spend more money on the European budget, but remains vague about what he wants.

  • Critical report on EU accession Turkey

    Critical report on EU accession Turkey

    strasbourg April 17, 2018 15:51 Hot Recent News

    Turkey is becoming increasingly distant from the European Union. The accession negotiations are therefore still in the refrigerator, but the European Commission does not advise to end the talks in its annual progress report. However, Ankara has to lift the state of emergency 'without delay'.

  • 'Albania and Macedonia ready for EU talk'

    'Albania and Macedonia ready for EU talk'

    strasbourg April 17, 2018 15:15 Hot Recent News

    It is time to negotiate accession to the European Union with Albania and Macedonia. The European Commission makes this recommendation to the 28 EU countries. Both candidate countries have made sufficient progress, according to Brussels, but there is still a long way to go, including in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčanti-corruption and crime prevention.

  • Macron: EU must not allow itself to be paralyzed

    Macron: EU must not allow itself to be paralyzed

    strasbourg April 17, 2018 12:24 Hot Recent News

    The European model with respect for minorities and the individual and freedom of expression is unique in the world. The EU must therefore not allow itself to be paralyzed by anti-European or authoritarian developments in member states. French president Emmanuel Macron said this in the European Parliament, which he believes is the engine behind European compromises.

  • 'Put Europol on murder Slovak journalist'

    'Put Europol on murder Slovak journalist'

    strasbourg March 14, 2018 15:36 Hot Recent News

    In order to solve the mafia-like murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak, the country must work closely with Europol. The country must also cooperate with investigations conducted by the European anti-fraud agency OLAF into possible abuse of EU subsidies.

  • EU parliament wants explanation about promotion Selmayr

    EU parliament wants explanation about promotion Selmayr

    brussels March 6, 2018 22:09 Hot Recent News

    The pressure on the European Commission to clarify the promotion of Chief of Staff Martin Selmayr from President Jean-Claude Juncker to Secretary General of the daily EU administration is increasing. The European Parliament wants to explain in a plenary debate in Strasbourg next week how exactly the appointment has taken place.

  • EU parliament out of heavy criticism of Turkey

    EU parliament out of heavy criticism of Turkey

    strasbourg February 8, 2018 13:30 Hot Recent News

    The European Parliament condemns new human rights violations and the further erosion of the rule of law in Turkey. It rejects, among other things, the arrests of Turkish scientists, journalists, activists, doctors and citizens who have criticized the Turkish military operation in the northern Syrian Afrin region.

  • EU parliament dumps roaring vice president

    EU parliament dumps roaring vice president

    strasbourg February 7, 2018 12:33 Hot Recent News

    The Polish Ryszard Czarnecki is no longer Vice-President of the European Parliament because of a controversial statement. The 55-year-old politician had compared his compatriot and fellow MEP Roza Thun with Polish Nazi laboratories who betrayed Jews in the Second World War.

  • Mijatovic becomes a new human rights chief

    Mijatovic becomes a new human rights chief

    strasbourg January 24, 2018 18:09 Hot Recent News

    Dunja Mijatovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina is the new human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe. The specialist in media freedom and human rights was elected in Strasbourg over the Frenchman Pierre-Yves Le Borgn 'and the Slovenian Goran Klemencic.

  • Schaake: 'Iranian people need support EU'

    Schaake: 'Iranian people need support EU'

    strasbourg January 16, 2018 17:51 Hot Recent News

    The EU must not look away from the human rights situation in Iran because of the fragile atomic deal that the country has had with six major powers since 2015. 'The Iranian people need our unambiguous support,' said Marietje Schaake (D66) during a debate on the Islamic Republic in the European Parliament. 'The Iranians need to know that their rights and freedoms are at the top of our agenda.'

  • The door remains open to the British

    strasbourg January 16, 2018 10:00 Hot Recent News

    The European door remains open to the British. That said both EU President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at a plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

  • Butters in Brussels bubble

    brussels December 27, 2017 19:24 Hot Recent News

    Many drinks, meeting places in Brussels and Strasbourg often far away from family and above average many beautiful young women. The temptations in the European Parliament are great for many male MEPs. For a long time abuses were cleared, but the spirit is out of the bottle. After #metoo another wind is blowing.

  • EU Commissioner angry about migration bill Tusk

    strasbourg December 12, 2017 20:24 Hot Recent News

    The conclusion of EU President Donald Tusk that the mandatory distribution of asylum seekers from Greece and Italy over Europe has proved ineffective is unacceptable and anti-European, said EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Migration) Tuesday in Strasbourg.

  • Brussels promises more openness about glyphosate

    strasbourg December 12, 2017 15:15 Hot Recent News

    In determining whether substances such as the herbicide glyphosate are admitted, the European Commission promises to be more open in the future about the scientific studies on which such a decision is based. The studies become public, and if possible also the raw research data.

  • EP positive about Brexit breakthrough

    brussels December 8, 2017 18:03 Hot Recent News

    Like the European Commission, the European Parliament (EP) will also recommend to the European Heads of State and Government that negotiations with the British can begin on future trade relations.

  • EU investigates slipping Polish rule of law

    straatburg November 15, 2017 14:21 Hot Recent News

    The European Parliament is going to investigate the rule of law in Poland. This step could ultimately lead to the country losing its voting rights in the EU. The Polish conservative government has been under fire for some time because it tries to bring the judiciary under political control and thereby does not respect the separation of powers.

  • EU wants to help migrants in Greek winter

    strasbourg November 15, 2017 12:18 Hot Recent News

    The European Union does its utmost to prevent migrants stuck on Greek islands from being exposed to winter conditions again. 'We can not repeat last year,' said EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Migration) in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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