The heads of three political groups in the European Parliament sent a joint letter yesterday (9 November) to the 28 EU leaders urging them to back the European Commission’s proposals on refugees. EurActiv Greece reports .
EXCLUSIVE / Martin Schulz has launched a discreet campaign to remain President of the European Parliament for a third consecutive term. One of his most fervent supporters is Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President.
The Martens Centre, the think tank of the centre-right European Peoples’ Party, issued appeals for maintaining the EU sanctions against Russia, on the grounds that Moscow is not fulfilling its obligations under the Minsk agreement.
EU Council President Donald Tusk and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán indirectly rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (22 October), calling arguments over how to accommodate refugees "naïve" as long as Europe fails to stop them.
Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán made “mistakes” when dealing with the refugee crisis, but has highlighted the importance of Europe's borders, European Parliament Vice-President Antonio Tajani told EurActiv Spain .
The main groups in the European Parliament have rejected a proposal from the French National Front to ban a bee-killing pesticide, in an attempt to shut the extreme right out of the legislative process. EurActiv France reports .
EXCLUSIVE / Centre right EU leaders will demand the European Commission ensures its new 'circular economy' package of waste, recycling and incineration laws is based on a light regulatory touch and is driven by market forces.
Two days ahead of Russia’s National Day, on 12 June, the European Parliament adopted a tough resolution, in which they appeal to the EU to reassess its relations with Russia in the context of the Ukraine crisis.
As the crisis in Macedonia deepens, the two largest European political families - the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) - have added fuel to fire by stirring up antagonism between their parties.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had lunch with former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Brussels today (4 May), where the pair reportedly discussed tactics to avoid a political and economic collapse of Greece.
Hawkish language was heard at a hearing organised by the centre-right EPP political group in the European Parliament Tuesday (21 April), with lawmakers arguing that the best deterrence was to be ready for war.
During a public event Tuesday (17 March), Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, a Polish MEP from the centre-right EPP, said and repeated that the Russians belong to a different culture, and that they have no respect for human life.