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Parental leave

A majority of MEPs in the European Parliament committee for women's rights and gender equality have voted in favour of a legislative report that sets a minimum threshold of fully paid maternity leave of 20 weeks, with additional paternity leave (also at full pay) of at least 2 weeks.
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e-fa News Round-Up February I 2010

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...
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Poverty is not an unavoidable consequence of recession

Austerity measures taken by certain European states in response to the global financial downturn should not be allowed to increase poverty levels according to MEP Tatjana Zdanoka from Latvia. Ms Zdanoka was taking part in a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the EU's role in helping ...
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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up November 2009

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...
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Latvian Trade Unions protest in Brussels

When: Wednesday 7 October - 11h00 to 12h30Where: European Commission, Berlaymont building, BrusselsLatvian Trade Union representatives will be in Brussels to take part in a protest action concerning the implications of a European Commission backed fiscal stimulus package for Latvia. The fiscal packa...
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Working time

Today, the European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee narrowly voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to exclude self-employed drivers from working time rules in the road transport sector. The Greens are however calling for a single set of health and safety rules for professional drivers.
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E-fa Strasbourg Round-Up September 2009

This week in Strasbourg: 14 - 17 SeptemberThe European Parliament has been meeting in Strasbourg this week. Issues on the agenda have included the re-appointment of José Manuel Barroso as EU Commission President, milk prices and the problems facing the agricultural sector, the future of car manufac...
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Future of Opel

Flemish MEP Frieda Brepoels has called on the European Commission to act swiftly in order to help car manufacturer Opel, whose Antwerp plant is under threat.The MEP was speaking in a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday evening about the sale of Opel to the Austrian-Canadian con...
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Parental leave

Today a majority led by the conservative EPP-ED group (supported by ALDE) successfully postponed a vote on the Estrela report, which relates to maternity and paternity leave, as well as improved protection against workplace discrimination for working mothers. The report was previously adop...
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The Greens' Book

Greens present an overview of their activities in the European Parliament and highlight their achievements during the legislative period while presenting what they want for the new Parliament.