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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).

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.

EFDD accuse Federalists of ‘dirty dealings’ as committee chairs are elected

European parliament’s petitions committee has voted ALDE deputy Cecilia Wikström as its chair, denying Eleonora Evi of the EFDD group.

Number of people seeking asylum in Europe increases by 30 per cent in 2013

According to a new report, the number of people seeking asylum in the European Union has increased by 30 per cent compared to 2012 figures.

Europe must find its ‘soul’, Renzi tells MEPs

Matteo Renzi explained why Europe is so much more than its economic values as he marked the opening of the Italian EU council presidency.

MEPs now form ‘a grown up parliament’, says Elmar Brok

European parliament’s longest serving member looks at how far the institution has come and where it should be heading.

EU working to fix ‘structural weaknesses’, says Greek prime minister

European parliament president Martin Schulz and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras reflect on the achievements of the Greek presidency.

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