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An exhibition of caricatures seeking to expose the Iranian government's human rights abuses has been rejected for display at the European Parliament on the grounds that it is "too controversial." The Israeli Cartoon Project (TICP), established in partnership by the American Jewish Committee, reached out ...

European commissioner for climate Miguel Arias Canete is drawing a pension from the European Parliament in addition to the approximately €20,000 he takes home every month. Although not retired, the 67-year old former MEP is receiving the sum from a controversial voluntary pension scheme that is ...
According to Business Insider report, the European Parliament is preparing a resolution calling for greater flexibility with regard to the EU's future relationship with the UK. The report proposes an 'association agreement' giving Britain 'privileged' single-market access. This sounds more sympathetic than the ...
EU Parliament is to call for Britain to have 'privileged' single market access after Brexit ... Business Insider cites a source familiar with the European Parliament's activities, as saying that the EU Parliament is putting together a 60-paragraph document outlining its desire for an "association agreement" with ...
Sterling jumped after Business Insider reported that the EU Parliament is preparing a resolution that will call for more flexibility in a future relationship with Britain. The pound climbed around 0.5% against the Euro on the news. The pound popped on Tuesday morning after Business Insider reported that the ...

Appreciating the Bangladesh's overall economic development and the positive achievements in several areas, especially the reduction of poverty, the delegation of European Parliamentarians (MEPs) said the country needs to fully align the Labour Act and the EPZ Labour Act with ILO standards.
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An ancient and obsolete sewerage system on a Costa Blanca urbanisation has caused problems for residents for many years. But now evidence is emerging of deliberate and prolonged pollution from this system which is effecting local residents, a nearby nature park and rice fields. This problem is but one ...
The European Parliament's Brexit chief has accused one of Theresa may's closest allies of spreading "far-right, Kremlin-sponsored conspiracy theories", after he co-authored a front page article attacking financier George Soros. Guy Verhofstadt said the piece by Ms May's former advisor Nick Timothy in The ...
STRASBOURG - There has been a lack of progress in the investigation into the torture and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo two years ago, the European Parliament said Thursday. In a resolution on executions in Egypt, the Strasbourg assembly "recalls, yet again, its outrage at the torture and ...
The European Parliament on Thursday called on Turkey to scrap the emergency powers which members said were being used to stifle "legitimate and peaceful opposition" and a free press. Meeting in Strasbourg the MEPs denounced, in a resolution, the hundreds of arrests by the Turkish government, ...
The Isle of Man. The Paradise Papers exposed how the crown dependency issued £790m in VAT refunds to the owners of 231 private jets. Photograph: Laura Lewis. The European Parliament has voted to launch an inquiry into financial crime, tax evasion and tax avoidance, saying the Paradise Papers had ...
Western Balkans enlargement a priority, says EU Parliament. Written by Martin banks and Julie Levy-Abegnoli on 7 February 2018 in News. News. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has said that continued EU enlargement should be a priority. Andrej Plenković addresses a European Parliament committee ...
last updated: 07/02/2018. MEPS reject a post-Brexit plan for transnational lists but give strong backing to the Spitzenkandidat process. Now Reading: EU Parliament rejects transnational lists ...
EU Parliament bans geoblocking, exempts Netflix and other streaming services. Online shopping is set to become easier for many Europeans as national restrictions for online content face an EU ban. But streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are exempt from the decision. The Netflix logo is ...
News. EU Parliament bans geoblocking, exempts Netflix and other streaming services. Charging European online shoppers different amounts depending on their location is set to become much more difficult in the EU. But streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are exempt from the decision.

The EU Parliament on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation that seeks to overhaul the EU Emissions Trading System in the period 2021-2030. ... increased environmental ambition and adequate protection for industry, Member of the EU Parliament and lead lawmaker on the EU ETS reforms, Julie Girling, ...
Online buyers will have wider and easier cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals, music festivals or leisure park tickets in the EU. The agreement on the geo-blocking regulation stills needs to be formally approved by Council. "The new rules will be applicable nine months from the day of ...
ECB president Draghi appearing before EU Parliament in Strasbourg 5 Feb. I highlighted it earlier in the European session but just another heads up for those who remain unaware that we have Draghi up to the mic later at 16.00 GMT. Says the ECB: "Statement of the President of the ECB on the Draft ...
Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, appearing before the EU Parliament in Strasbourg: "Statement of the President of the ECB on the Draft Resolution of the European Parliament concerning the ECB Annual Report 2016 in the European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg, France". He has been hawkish ...
MEPs will this week decide on the new distribution of parliamentary seats for the 2019 European elections in a vote in Strasbourg. European Parliament Strasbourg | Photo credit: Press Association. Using a minimal number of the seats vacated by the UK when it quits the EU, the move aims to correct the ...
Many argue that current system, referred to as the Spitzenkandidat process, favours the party winning the most seats in the European Parliament and is little more than a handshake agreement among the main European political parties, the European Council and the EU Parliament. Czech Prime Minister ...
MEPs propose reducing number of seats in EU Parliament. Written by Martin banks on 25 January 2018 in News. News. Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, to make room for EU-wide electoral lists, according to members of the constitutional affairs committee. European Parliament ...
The counsel was part of the EUP Resolutions (2018/2513RSP) on Nigeria. The EU Parliament noted that pastoralist-farmer clashes in Nigeria have become more widespread and intense over the last 10 years and currently pose a threat to national cohesion. Thousands of people, said the EUP, have been ...
A top official with Austria's nationalist Freedom Party says it's staying in a European Parliament group that also includes the parties of prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders despite entering its country's new government. The traditionally euroskeptic Freedom Party last month became the ...
EU Parliament raised key issues on Kenyan polls. Jan. 20, 2018, 12:00 am. By ELIUD KIBII @eliudkibii. European Union 2017 elections Chief Observer, Marietje Schaake with deputy observer Hannah Roberts during a press conference at a Nairobi Hotel Jul 03 2017. Photo/Monicah Mwangi. facebook · twitter · Google+ ...
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on the growth of renewable energy in the coming decade. Of all the big issues on the radar, the Parliament caught the one that tried to fly under it - synthetic fossil fuels. Produced by using massive amounts of renewable energy and fossil CO2 from industrial ...
BERLIN (AP) -- A top official with Austria's nationalist Freedom Party says it's staying in a European Parliament group that also includes prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands despite entering its country's new government. The traditionally euroskeptic ...
The wind power industry hailed a measure voted on by Parliament that will require EU Member States to give five years' visibility up front on their public support for renewables. [Peter Rood / Flickr]. Comments Print. European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday (17 January) to raise the ...
Jean-Claude Juncker was spotted trying to grab the limelight as he jumped in front of cameras in the European Parliament. By Darren Hunt. PUBLISHED: 11:32, Wed, Jan 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41, Wed, Jan 17, 2018. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. 0:00. Playback ...
Kenya became the focal point of discussions by the European Parliament Tuesday evening after Marietje Schaake the chief observer of the European Union election observer mission presented her findings before the legislators. The members of parliament in their presentations noted that the October 26th ...
... Association (Gapki), in 2016 Malaysia exported 2.06 million tonnes of the commodity. Keong said that was a protectionist trade barrier and a breach of the EU's WTO commitments. "We will not hesitate to take corrective action," he warned, urging EU governments to reject the EU Parliament's position on palm oil biofuels.
The European Union says Kenya's last year elections in august and October were marred by massive irregularities. Debating the political crisis following the 2017 controversial general election, the EU Parliament further noted that key institutions were intimidated and compromised before the polls.
Benchmark third-month crude palm oil futures on Bursa Malaysia fell to MR2,494/mt, or $630.20/mt at 11:28 am Singapore time (0328 GMT) Wednesday, amid market concerns over the European Parliament's vote due Wednesday on a draft law for the second iteration of the renewable energy directive, ...
The Clean Arctic Alliance today welcomed the passing of the resolution by the EU Parliament on international ocean governance in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, its stated committent toward banning the use of HFO in the arctic. "The EU Parliament's position is further ...
Varadkar's trip to Strasbourg will also see him meet with top EU Parliament officials including President Antonio Tajani and chief Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt. The Taoiseach's address is part of a series of debates involving European leaders on the "Future of Europe" with Varadkar the first leader to ...
The European Union says Kenya's last year elections in august and October were marred by massive irregularities. Debating the political crisis following the 2017 controversial general election, the EU Parliament further noted that key institutions were intimidated and compromised before the polls.
The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing, seen by some as a cruel way to kill fish. The trading bloc's parliament voted by a 402-to-232 margin with 40 abstentions on Tuesday. However, it is unclear whether such a ban can be enacted because member states also need to ...
Brussels (Jan 16): The European Parliament is poised to endorse a legislative campaign to remove palm oil from the list of designated renewable fuels after 2020, due to concerns about its environmental impact, a move that risks a trade conflict with producers in Asia. The three biggest political groups in ...
The European Commission has approved as "environmentally friendly" the controversial fishing technique, banned in much of the world, which is both praised and condemned by experts. Now Reading: EU Parliament to vote on future of controversial 'electric pulse fishing'. EU Parliament to vote on future of ...
Marietje Schaake, European Union's chief observer in the August and October 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Ms Schaake last week clashed with the Kenyan government after she released the observation mission's report in Brussels after a dispute with the authorities in Nairobi ...
Marietje Schaake, European Union's chief observer in the August and October 2017. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Ms Schaake last week clashed with the Kenyan government after she released the observation mission's report in Brussels after a dispute with the authorities in Nairobi ...
We hear news of new tokens and alt coins pretty much every day. ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) have become one of the most successful ways to raise capital in 2017. Actually, according to the ICO rating website, ICOdata, there has been $6 billion in ICO funding in 2017 from 886 companies. And yes, that is ...
Hubner, a Polish lawmaker and member of the main center-right political group in the EU Parliament, said the decisions needed to be more evidence-based and the powers of EU regulators should be less discretionary than envisaged so far. The Commission said in its June proposal that it would clarify ...
Brexit: EU Parliament seeks to soften proposals on forced relocation of clearing houses. Fri 12 Jan 2018 14:19:22 GMT. Author: Adam Button | Category: News. Author: Adam Button. share ...
Schaake read the report from the EU Parliament so as to meet the EU's guidelines of presenting a report three months after an election. ... Ms Marietje Schaake, in a televised address on Wednesday morning from Brussels, said she had to read the report from the European Union Parliament so as to meet ...
A heated debate over the UK's involvement in the European Union between Tony Blair and Nigel Farage has resurfaced online. In 2005, the then Prime Minister was being challenged by Mr Farage over the amount of money the United Kingdom pays into the EU. "Why should British taxpayers pay for new ...
UK Members of EU Parliament Warn Theresa May Against Single market Withdrawal ... Moscow (Sputnik) - Members of the EU Parliament from the United Kingdom have urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May and country's government to stay in the EU single market, as the withdrawal will harm nation's ...
BERLIN: A Pakistani youth emerging on European political horizon after serving as honorary Member of German National Assembly (Bundestag) will soon be serving as honorary member of European Parliament in Strasbourg, France and is expected to speak during the session while representing ...


 

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