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Energy efficient buildings

A political agreement has been reached on rules for "nearly zero energy" buildings after 2018 for new public buildings and after 2020 for other new buildings. But Council rejected calls to fund a new programme that would have boosted renovation of existing buildings, reduced CO2 emissions and created new jobs.
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EU top jobs

MEPs from five of the European Parliament's political groups hold a press conference to call upon EU heads of state and government to nominate more women candidates for the new European Commission and EU top jobs. So far only three of the 27 Member States have confirmed they will nominate a woman for a European Commission post.
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Energy efficiency labelling

An agreement was reached in the final "trialogue" discussion on energy efficiency labelling that took place this afternoon between the EU Parliament, EU Commission and EU Council. This will revise the rules on the well-known A-G labelling scale that already applies to certain domestic appliances. If...
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MEP demands Welsh vote on UK Commissioner

While the bargaining goes on over who will become the new unelected President of the European Council, European governments are also putting forward their nominees for members of the new 27 strong European Commission. Before being approved by the European Parliament, each one who has been proposed h...
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Bluefin tuna

After nine days of backroom negotiations, the EU put forward a fishing quota proposal for bluefin tuna that is set to continue its slide towards extinction. Greens/EFA Vice-President Raül Romeva commented from the meeting in Recife.
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Kosovo

Kosovo's first local elections as an independent state were a democratic success.
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EU-US bank data agreement

The Swedish Presidency of the EU has been negotiating an EU-US agreement on sharing 'SWIFT' bank transfer information, due to be concluded on 30 November, the day before the Lisbon Treaty is expected to be ratified. German Green MEP Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a member of the European Parliament's civil...
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EU-Russia

The European Union must not stand back and allow its cooperation with Russia to be based on pure pragmatism. Instead, the EU must firmly insist that the independence of the Russian judiciary is respected and call for the strengthening of democracy, freedom of speech and human rights.
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Western Balkans

The European Parliament has shown its support for visa-free travel for citizens of Western Balkans countries. However, while Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia are set for an early Christmas present, Bosnia-Herzegovina will be left behind despite meeting the same criteria. Kosovo and Albania are trailing further.
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EU must stop allowing exploitation of Western Sahara

The European Union must stop allowing the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources.That was the conclusion of a hearing held at the European Parliament in Brussels this week and hosted by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans. Fishing in Western Sahara's waters without the consent of the Saharaw...