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Economy & Jobs 30-01-2014

EP Best of 2013: main events and legislative work

Video highlights of the European Parliament's work throughout 2013, grouped by theme: More Europe, Legislative Work, Foreign Relations, and Education & Culture.   Comment on:  Google+ - http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter - https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN
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Global Europe 20-12-2013

MEPs assess December 2013 EU Summit

As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, MEPs gave their assessment on the discussions from the meeting. Heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels on 19 and 20 December to discuss issues such as security and defense and the economic and monetary union.
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11-09-2013

MEPs debate after Barroso’s ‘State of the Union’ speech

European Parliament political leaders held a heated debate on Wednesday in the European Parliament after European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso delivered his 'State of the Union' speech. Barroso warned that political instability is the biggest risk to Europe's future and urged EU leaders to continue implementing reforms, as the bloc slowly leans towards economic recovery.
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Enlargement 13-06-2013

Erdogan’s Turkey has no place in the EU, say MEPs

MEPs on Wednesday lashed out at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdo?an over the violent response to the protests in Istanbul. The demonstration began as a peaceful sit-in against government plans to build a shopping centre in central Istanbul. But it has now evolved into wide anti-government protest that has polarised the country. The EU expressed concern about the use of police force after clashes with the protesters left 5,000 injured and 4 dead.
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Euro & Finance 18-04-2013

Cyprus vote throws new uncertainty on bailout

A €10-billion aid deal to save Cyprus from bankruptcy has been thrown into fresh uncertainty with news that the country's fractious parliament will vote on the final package.
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Future EU 08-02-2013

MEPs statements on February 2013 EU Council Summit

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.
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