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

Gianni Pitella speaking in parliament

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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MEPs call for an end to Gaza conflict

Conflict in Gaza

The European parliament’s S&D and Greens/EFA groups have strongly condemned the ongoing crisis in the Gaza strip and have called for an end to military operations in the region.

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

A pro-Russia separatist in Ukraine

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.

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

Workers clearing debris from the MH17 plane wreckage

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.

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EU energy efficiency proposal ‘devoid of true ambition’

Günther Oettinger speaking at a commission press conference

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”.

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

Debris from the Malaysian Airline plane crash in Ukraine

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

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MEP questions Slovenian election outcome

Picture of Milan Zver

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.

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