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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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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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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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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