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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.

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).

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.

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.

Refugee figures exceed 50 million for first time since world war II

According to a new UN report, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people across the world has surpassed 50 million people for the first time since world war II.

EU laws to become ‘lighter, simpler and less costly’

The commission’s regulatory fitness and performance programme (Refit) includes many new initiatives, plus the introduction of an ‘annual scoreboard’ to assess their progress.

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