MEPs strongly defend maternity rights

Picture of a pregnant woman

MEPs have criticised the European commission’s decision to withdraw the maternity leave directive having failed to reach a compromise with the council.

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MEPs call on EU governments to step up efforts on youth unemployment

Young people protesting about 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.

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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.

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Štefan Füle assures parliament ‘we have not forgotten about Crimea’

Smoke billowing in Ukraine

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.

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TTIP negotiations branded ‘undemocratic and non-transparent’

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

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European institutions have a ‘vast contempt’ for voters

Roger Helmer MEP speaking in parliament

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.

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Group leaders ‘far from satisfied’ with Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker in parliament

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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