Archive for: March, 2013

Women in leadership roundtable event

On 16th March, The Parliament Magazine, in association with Ernst & Young, organised a roundtable event in the European Parliament entitled ‘Promoting women’s leadership in both the public and private sector’.

Commissioner launches consultation on media freedom

European digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has launched two consultations on media freedom and pluralism following a recommendation from the commission’s high level group.

MEPs stress need for ‘water cooperation’

MEPs Phil Bennion, Jean Lambert and Helmut Scholz have voiced concern about the need for water cooperation ahead of world water day.

New report is parliament’s first step towards post 2015 MDGs

EPP deputy Filip Kaczmarek has drafted parliament’s first report looking at the post 2015 millennium development goals (MDGs).

Barroso defends lack of dialogue with Russia on Cyprus crisis

European commission president José Manuel Barroso told a conference in Moscow that he is “very concerned” about the latest developments in Cyprus.

Water is a right not a commodity, say MEPs

Water is a ‘common good’ and not a commodity that can be bought and sold, an event in parliament has heard.

Energy committee vote for more integrated approach to renewables

Parliament’s energy committee has backed proposals to develop a more integrated approach towards renewables in the EU.

MEPs critical of Cyprus’ emergency bailout levy

ALDE group leader Guy Verhofstadt has hit out at plans for a depositors levy in Cyprus, saying that it is “little short of daylight robbery”.

Commissioner has ‘high hopes’ for the clean Europe week initiative

European environment commissioner Janez Potocnik has said that marine waste is the “most serious consequence” of “inadequate waste management”.

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