Archive for: July, 2014

MEPs urge Russia to be ‘part of the solution’ in Ukraine crisis

MEPs have called for an end to “fighting and bloodshed” and for immediate arms restrictions as the conflict in Ukraine shows little sign of de-escalation.

Downing of flight MH17 marks ‘point of no return’, warns Ukraine foreign minister

The foreign affairs council and parliament’s foreign affairs committee have both met to discuss next steps following the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 people, most of which were European, died.

EU energy efficiency proposal ‘devoid of true ambition’

The European commission has proposed a non-binding 30 per cent energy savings target which “aims to strike the right balance between benefits and costs”.

MEP tells Europe to ‘wake up’ following Ukraine air crash tragedy

MEPs have expressed their “deepest sympathy” and called for a response to the MH17 plane crash in which 298 people died in Ukraine.

MEP questions Slovenian election outcome

Slovenian MEP Milan Zver has raised questions about the legitimacy of his country’s new government and called for the release of national opposition leader Janez Janša.

MEPs strongly defend maternity rights

MEPs have criticised the European commission’s decision to withdraw the maternity leave directive having failed to reach a compromise with the council.

MEPs call on EU governments to step up efforts on youth unemployment

MEPs have criticised the efforts of EU member states for their failure to respond effectively to the ongoing problem of youth unemployment across the bloc.

MEPs wary of commission’s approach to TTIP negotiations

The European commission’s TTIP proposals could lead Europe “down a regulatory race to the bottom” and there is “a growing sense of unease and concern” surrounding the negotiations, say MEPs.

Štefan Füle assures parliament ‘we have not forgotten about Crimea’

Members of parliament’s foreign affairs committee have called for ratification of the association agreement with Ukraine and more action against Russia if it fails to de-escalate the ongoing crisis.

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