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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.

TTIP negotiations branded ‘undemocratic and non-transparent’

European parliament’s groups have spoken out about the ‘backroom negotiations’ on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP).

European institutions have a ‘vast contempt’ for voters

EFDD deputies Roger Helmer and David Borrelli have slammed the European institutions and the ‘large old parties’ for their attempts to exclude the smaller groups.

Group leaders ‘far from satisfied’ with Juncker

The European parliament’s group leaders have this week been meeting with commission presidency candidate Jean-Claude Juncker to exchange views.

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