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Zdanoka campaigns to protect social rights during economic crisis

Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka is campaigning to remind the European Commission and EU Member States of their responsibilities to protect people's social rights when combating the economic crisis.Ms Zdanoka has launched a written declaration in the European Parliament and is urging MEPs from all politi...
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Catalan MEP calls on European Commission to promote people's right to broadband access

Junqueras affirms that broadband access is essential in order to build a European knowledge economy as defined in the Lisbon objectives.Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya MEP Oriol Junqueras today urged both the European Commission and the Council to promote the right of EU citizens to have broadband...
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SNP MEP sole Scot on European Parliament financial crisis inquiry

SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has been confirmed as the sole Scots voice on an influential committee of inquiry established by the European Parliament to look into the causes of the global financial crisis and recommend cures to ensure it does not repeat.The committee will provisionally exist for a year, an...
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Symbolic action on climate change

A few weeks before the start of the world climate negotiations in Copenhagen, French Green MEPs install an ice sculpture symbolizing a climate refugee in the middle of the central courtyard of the Parliament. This action aims at illustrating the devastating impacts of global warming on humanity and on the planet.
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EU climate policy

The EU position for the UN climate negotiations will be discussed by finance and environment ministers at their respective council meetings 20-21 October. Ahead of these crucial meetings, the European Parliament environment committee has adopted a strong resolution on the UN climate negotiations and the EU position.
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EU Fisheries Control Regulation

Raül Romeva, Green MEP and EU Parliament fisheries control rapporteur, is satisfied with fisheries control improvements that have been agreed by EU fisheries ministers. But further effective provisions were allowed to slip the net.
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EU climate policy

Following undelivered promises at the EU's December 2008 and March 2009 summits, EU finance ministers have again failed to agree on the EU commitment to climate financing for developing countries at their Council meeting in Luxembourg. EU leaders must now deliver at their 20-21 October summit.
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Concerns raised over Schengen data proposals

Greens/EFA MEP Tatjana Zdanoka has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to reject European Commission proposals for an evaluation system for the Schenegen area. Ms Zdanoka said the proposals raised serious concerns about data protection and that the Commission had failed to engage effectively...
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Telecoms package negotiations

The current discussion on Amendment 138 is an acid test of the European parliament's will to uphold citizens fundamental rights. The basic principle of 'innocent until proven guilty' must be guaranteed.
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SNP MEP urges success on European farm price and margin observatory

SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) urged fellow MEPs to back his amendment to the EU budget creating a "European Farm Prices and Margin Observatory" with a budget of 1.5million euro to report upon the gap between the price...