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[Interview] Spitzenkandidat system 'difficult to get rid of', hopes lead MEP

Added: 18.01.2018 11:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

Polish chairwoman of the EU parliament's constitutional affairs committee says main candidate of the 2019 election-winning group should become candidate-president of the European Commission.


[Ticker] Decision on Polish MEP's Nazi-era slur postponed

Added: 18.01.2018 6:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

The leaders of political groups in the European Parliament on Thursday postponed a decision on whether to schedule an 'impeachment vote' on Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki. Four group leaders want to remove his title of parliament vice-president because he . The decision is now scheduled for 1 February. Meanwhile, parliament president Antonio Tajani will meet both Czarnecki and Thun.


Next year's EU election at risk of Russian meddling

Added: 18.01.2018 3:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

EU elections in 2019 are likely to be the next big target for Russian propaganda, MEPs have warned, with one asking 'how many seats will Russia get?'


Apple, Inc.'s HomePod Launch Could Be Imminent

Added: 17.01.2018 15:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Contract manufacturer Inventec has reportedly started shipping the Mac maker's first smart speaker.

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'No backsliding' on Brexit promise, Irish PM warns

Added: 17.01.2018 8:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Leo Varadkar, the first leader to address MEPs in a series of speeches on the EU's future, pledged to close tax loopholes, pay to the EU budget, and keep London to its word on Northern Ireland.


[Ticker] MEPs backs tighter export rules on cyber tech

Added: 17.01.2018 8:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

The European parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of to countries outside Europe. "We must not be complicit in human rights violations abroad," said Klaus Buchner, the German MEP heading the file. The vote aims to amend an EU regulation on dual-use technology. EU states must now formulate their positions for negotiations to begin.


Polish Nazi-jibe MEP 'spams' EU inboxes

Added: 17.01.2018 6:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

MEPs got over 1,600 emails in support of Nazi-jibe Polish deputy Ryszard Czarnecki in what some called "propaganda ... spam".

Tags: EU, MEP, SPA

[Ticker] Ex-MEP Goulard slated for senior French bank post

Added: 17.01.2018 3:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Sylvie Goulard, a former MEP who resigned as Emmanuel Macron's defence minister over fraud allegations, is set to become the next deputy-chief of France's central bank. Goulard was accused last summer of using EU funds to pay her workers. Goulard at the time denied any wrongdoing. The French media outlet Canard Enchaine now reports she will be touted for a post at the Bank of France.

Tags: EU, Workers, France, MEP, Mac

Polish MEP backed by 'spam' emails in Nazi-jibe row

Added: 17.01.2018 3:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

MEPs flooded by more than 1,600 emails in support of Nazi-jibe Polish deputy Ryszard Czarnecki in what some have dubbed a "spam" campaign.

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MEPs target exports of cyber surveillance tech

Added: 16.01.2018 11:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

MEPs have introduced a human rights clause into the export of cyber surveillance technology as part of EU-wide reforms to prevent abuse by autocratic regimes. The Strasbourg plenary will vote on the bill on Wednesday.


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