About: Cecilia Wikstrom

Visegrad nations united against mandatory relocation quotas

When it comes to migration and refugees, the Visegrad 4 governments speak with one voice: the EU should abandon any idea of a compulsory mechanism for refugee relocation. EURACTIV's network reports.
Transport 20-11-2014

Coalition petitions Parliament to ban night flights

A coalition of 140 organisations met with European Parliament representatives on Tuesday (18 November) to ask for a ban on flights operating at night. It also called on legislators to strip the aviation sector of the tax exemptions it currently enjoys.
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Brexit 08-07-2014

Pro-EU parties block eurosceptics from top jobs in EU Parliament

Pro-European forces in the EU Parliament blocked eurosceptic Italian MEP Eleanora Evi from becoming the chairman of the Petitions committee in the Chamber.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Who is who in the European Parliament? [Version 2.0]
EU Priorities 2020 08-07-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Who is who in the European Parliament? [Version 2.0]

After a first plenary session and a series committee meetings in early July 2014, key positions were distributed in the European Parliament. The European Parliament’s 22 committees held their first meeting on Monday (7 July). On the agenda was the election of committee chairs and vice-chairs. The week before, MEPs gathered for the Parliament's first plenary session in Strasbourg, and elected a president, vice-presidents and quaestors. They also appointed the leader(s) of their faction. The final leading positions were settled after one Vice-President, Corina Cretu, was selected to take up a Commissioner role in Jean-Claude Juncker's EU executive team. Find an overview of the Parliament's key faces for 2014-2019 in our infographic.
Brexit 07-07-2014

Pro-EU parties shut out Farage’s EFDD from committees

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage this evening (7 July) blasted the three main pro-European parties for blocking his Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy MEPs from influential positions in European Parliament committees.

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