Archive for: January, 2013

Commissioner says FTT can restore citizens’ confidence

European taxation commissioner Algirdas Šemeta has told The Parliament Magazine that he believes that the introduction of a financial transactions tax (FTT) will restore EU citizens’ confidence.

Irish development minister outlines humanitarian priorities

The Irish minister of state for trade and development Joe Costello has outlined his humanitarian priorities for the coming six months.

The Parliament Magazine’s Irish presidency reception

On Tuesday 22 January The Parliament Magazine hosted the Irish presidency reception. MEP’s Gay Mitchell, Emer Costello and Irish minister of state for European affairs, Lucinda Creighton, delivered speeches about the upcoming council presidency.

Lucinda Creighton full speech from Irish presidency reception

The full speech that the Irish minister of state for European affairs, Lucinda Creighton, delivered outlining the Irish presidencies priorities at the reception held in the European parliament on 22 January 2013.

Green MEPs call for better bee protection

Parliaments Greens/EFA group has launched a campaign aimed at preventing the negative impacts of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on bees, food products and the livelihood of beekeepers.

Excerpts: Interview with Martin Schulz

European parliament president Martin Schulz talks to The Parliament Magazine about Euroscepticism, whether the UK should stay in the EU, the Irish presidency and more.

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