Archive for: August, 2014

Lack of EU response to crisis in Iraq and Syria ‘unacceptable’

ALDE deputy Marietje Schaake has criticised the ‘lack of clear response’ to the crises in Iraq and Syria while ECR MEP Charles Tannock has condemened the actions of Islamic State (IS) in the region.

Lithuania’s eurozone accession means diminishing influence for small member states

Changes to the European central bank (ECB) voting system following Lithuania’s adoption of the euro could progressively see small countries get even less of a say, explain Sylvia Merler and Kayleigh Rose Lewis.

Member states fail to nominate ’10 or more’ women for EU top jobs

Policymakers have hit out at the EU’s national governments for nominating too few female candidates for European commission posts.

EU sanctions on Hamas and Israel ‘no longer taboo’, says S&D leader

S&D group chair Gianni Pittella has called on EU council president Herman Van Rompuy to hold an extraordinary council meeting in the wake of another missile strike outside a UN school in Gaza.

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