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Financial supervision

The four coordinators for the EPP, S&D, ALDE and Greens political groups believe that the negotiations of the ECOFIN Council on the micro-supervision of the financial sector are going in the wrong direction.The European Parliament, as co-legislator on this topic, will play its full role in respe...
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Lisbon Treaty

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EU-US bank data transfers

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Smith invites McCartney for "mince"

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Monday) invited Paul McCartney out to dinner in Brussels, for a plate of Scots mince, in advance of his speech at the European Parliament tomorrow. Mr Smith, a member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, extending the invitation to Mr McCartney in advance...
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EU-USA

Amid concerns over data protection and citizens' rights, the European Parliament's political group leaders are joining the Greens' call for the EU Council to delay its decision on a bank data transfer agreement with the USA.
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Post Lisbon Strategy

In a letter to Commission President José Manuel Barroso, acting EU Council President Fredrik Reinfeldt and incoming permanent EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit have called for adoption of the Europe 2020 Agenda to be postponed to D...
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Enlargement/Western Balkans

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the EU's enlargement strategy in the Western Balkans. Ulrike Lunacek and Franziska Brantner, members of the Greens/EFA Group and EP Delegation to the region, commented:"We are very pleased that the European Parliament has reaffirmed the EU's s...
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Violence against women

On the occasion of the 10th UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EU Parliament will today debate (and on Thursday vote) on a resolution on the issue. Raül Romeva, Greens/EFA Vice-President and member of the EP women's rights and gender equality committee, sta...
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EU financial market supervision

Greens have criticised the Swedish presidency's proposal on the new EU financial market supervisory structure.
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Climate change

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution that sets out its stance on the EU strategy going into international climate talks in Copenhagen. Key points include a call for €30 billion climate financing per year from the EU to developing countries and reference to scientists' recommendations for the EU to achieve 40% emissions reduc…