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

A photo montage of MEP committee chairs Linda McAvan, Jean Arthuis, Michael Cramer and Thomas Händel

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

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

Asylum seekers from Eritrea waiting in Lampedusa

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.

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Europe must find its ‘soul’, Renzi tells MEPs

Matteo Renzi

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

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