28 Feb 2017

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Speaking during a Joint Meeting of the Development – Foreign Affairs – Budget Committees on the External Investment Plan, Nirj Deva MEP, Conservative Spokesman for Development and Vice-Chair of the Development Committee, said: “Fifteen years ago, when I first started championing the role of the private sector in development, I was met with incredulity and […]

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28 Feb 2017

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Today the committee on foreign affairs in the European Parliament welcomed the progress in Montenegro’s reform process as part of its path towards EU accession. It recognised reforms undertaken by the Montenegrin government in areas such as public administration, the fight against corruption, the workings of the judiciary and money laundering. The report assessing Montenegro’s […]

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27 Feb 2017

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Energy security The parliament will vote on proposals steered through by ECR MEP prof. Zdzislaw Krasnodębski which will see EU states share information on energy agreements they reach with non-EU countries, to help prevent these contracts from threatening the EU’s overall energy security. The proposal makes up a key plank of the so-called Energy Union package. […]

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17 Feb 2017

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At the instigation of the ECR Members from Slovakia, Bulgaria  and Latvia, an open letter has been addressed to the Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc  in reaction to the German and French law on minimum wage, particularly in the transport sector, and subsequent activities of other Member states in that regard such as Austria, for […]

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16 Feb 2017

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Today the European Parliament voted for increased border security with new rules tightening the screening of EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU. From now on, it will be possible to carry out systematic data checks at external borders to identify travellers returning from battlefields or using counterfeited or stolen documents. […]

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15 Feb 2017

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The EU-Canada trade deal has gained approval of the European Parliament by a large majority. “I am delighted that we finally got CETA through. This is very good news for all” said David Campbell Bannerman, the European Conservatives and Reformists’ shadow rapporteur. Mr Campbell Bannerman said: “Once fully implemented CETA is expected to increase trade […]

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09 Feb 2017

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CETA – more jobs, lower prices  The parliament will finally vote on the EU-Canada trade agreement and on the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement in the presence of Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau next week. The trade agreement – CETA – will cut more than €500 million in tariffs on EU products entering Canada from provisional application on […]

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09 Feb 2017

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When the European Parliament discusses EU-Russia relations as being one of the major challenges of 2017, let us not forget to put Ukraine as the focus point. The situation in Ukraine is the main reason why the EU’s relationship with Russia has crumbled in recent years. The discussion should focus on the serious breach on […]

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