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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MEPs back ‘European master plan on cycling’

People cycling

A survey has found that many MEPs support demands for the European commission to develop a ‘European master plan on cycling’ by 2019.

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ECJ declares data collection rules illegal

The European court of justice has declared the 2006 data retention directive illegal, a move widely welcomed by MEPs.

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Ashton responds to ‘illegal’ Crimea referendum

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has strongly condemned Russia for its role in the “so-called” referendum in Crimea, which she described as “illegal and in clear breach of the Ukrainian constitution”.

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MEPs vote for tougher controls on medical devices

Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee has voted to beef up existing rules on medical devices, which date back to the 1990s, to improve patient safety and decrease the likelihood of future scandals.

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