Strasbourg Plenary Session 20 – 26 October 2014

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Violeta Bulc, the new Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport, and Slovak Maroš Šefčovič, newly proposed as Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union will be quizzed on their skills and qualifications for these posts by the Environment, Energy and Transport committees in parallel meetings on Monday evening from 19.00. Election of new Commission Provided the hearings procedure [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 15 – 21 September 2014

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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement – After Council and Commission statements on developments in Ukraine and EU relations with Russia, MEPs will debate and vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, establishing a deep political association and free trade area. The agreement was signed by EU and Ukraine leaders on 27 June. (Debate and vote Tuesday) Russian ban [...]

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Albert Reynolds RIP

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It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds this morning. May he Rest in Peace. He was not only a close personal friend of mine and my family’s but also the creator of the peace we have today, North and South. My thoughts are with Kathleen and [...]

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Brian Crowley MEP Statement

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23rd June 2014 “I have decided to leave the ALDE Group in the EU to join the ECR Group, which will allow me to provide a better service for my constituents. The ECR Group (European Conservatives and Reformists Group) is a non-federalist, pro-EU group who believes in giving a much stronger say to National Governments [...]

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Final Strasbourg Plenary Session 14 – 20 April 2014

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Agenda Banking Union.  MEPs will debate and vote on measures to make banks shoulder the risks of failure rather than relying on taxpayers to bail them out. These complement the single bank supervision system and take the EU far down the road of banking union. (Debate and vote Tuesday) Basic bank accounts.  New rules enabling [...]

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Brussels Plenary Mini Session 02 April – 03 April 2014

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Ukraine. MEPs are to give their green light to lifting EU customs duties on imports from Ukraine, so as to boost its ailing economy. The EU’s action on Russia following the recent events in Crimea and its strategy towards Iran will be addressed in a joint debate with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on [...]

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Ukraine. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and rapidly unfolding developments on the Crimea are up for a debate and vote on Wednesday. On Monday evening, the Foreign Affairs Committee will discuss the €11 bn. EU aid package to Ukraine. Data protection. MEPs are set to beef up safeguards for data transfers to non-EU countries [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 24 – 27 February 2014

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Ukraine. MEPs will discuss and vote a resolution on developments in Ukraine and EU action in response to the violent repression of demonstrations there. (Debate Wednesday and vote Thursday) Tobacco. MEPs are set to approve an agreement with Council on legislation to make tobacco products less attractive to young people. It would increase the size [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 03 – 09 February 2014

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Banking Union. MEPs are set to vote on the single resolution mechanism and related bank-financed fund – the third and final step towards the launch of a banking union – after further negotiations with Council on Wednesday. The rules will make banks safer thanks to better supervision, protect depositors’ savings and stop taxpayers from being [...]

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Strasbourg Plenary Session 13 – 19 January 2014

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Council presidency. Parliament will discuss the programme of the incoming Greek Presidency of the Council with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Commission President Barroso on Wednesday morning. In a separate debate, on Tuesday, MEPs will review the outgoing Lithuanian Presidency with President Dalia Grybauskaitė. Free movement. MEPs will debate the right to freedom of movement [...]

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