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Greek socialist leader elected to head center-left alliance

Added: 19.11.2017 16:35 | 1 views | 0 comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s socialist leader has been elected as the leader of a new center-left alliance. With the counting almost complete, the 53-year-old Fofi Gennimata, a former Athens governor and minister, leads with 57 percent Sunday. Her runoff rival, 38-year-old Nikos Androulakis, a European Parliament legislator and former socialist youth leader, is getting [...]


Poland slams 'neo-Nazi' march claim

Added: 17.11.2017 23:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

Poland's president on Friday slammed remarks by a senior European Parliament member who called the tens of thousands of people at a controversial Polish Independence Day march "fascists" and "neo-Nazis". President Andrzej Duda termed "absolutely scandalous" and "inadmissible" the remarks made by European Parliament liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt during a Wednesday debate in the chamber.


[Ticker] EU signs social declaration

Added: 17.11.2017 8:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Estonian PM Juri Ratas, on behalf of EU member states, signed on Friday the , a document outlining principles for a social dimension to EU policies. The declaration focuses on equal access to labour market and working conditions, social protection and inclusion. EU leaders are meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the social summit.

Poland slams EU Parliament actions as 'scandalous'

Added: 16.11.2017 20:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental European values.


Brussels in shock after Eurosceptic MEP snatches top role in European Parliament

Added: 16.11.2017 14:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

EUROSCEPTIC MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo has been elected the vice-president of the European Parliament in a shock move that has cemented the place of Italy’s Five Star Movement in European politics.


MEP switches vote on 'private expenses' transparency

Added: 16.11.2017 8:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

A small group of MEPs are looking into how members of the European Parliament spend the monthly €4,300 'private expenses' funded by taxpayer money. Last month, MEPs voted on transparency amendments on the funds.


[Ticker] Lithuania adopts Magnitsky law

Added: 16.11.2017 8:47 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Lithuanian parliament has passed by 91 votes to zero a law to impose asset freezes and visa bans on Russian human rights abusers. The bill, named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption whistleblower who was jailed and killed, is the fifth of its kind after similar laws in Canada, Estonia, the UK, and the US. The European Parliament has repeatedly called for EU-level sanctions in Magnitsky's name.


[Ticker] EU and China start dialogue on anti-dumping

Added: 16.11.2017 6:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

The EU and China on Thursday (16 November) started to discuss anti-dumping issues in Beijing, as a part of a dialogue agreed in June 2017 about cooperation on competition matters. "It is in our mutual interest to work together to promote fair global competition", commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. The meeting comes a day after the European Parliament aimed at fighting China's trade dumping.


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