Human rights organisations have asked the EU's new Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, to raise Tibet with China’s prime minister on the margins of the next EU-China Summit, due to take place in Brussels on 20 September.
The European Commission and the US Treasury yesterday (11 May) began a series of talks on the contested financial data sharing deal to combat terrorism in an effort to clinch an agreement before the end of June 2010, Commission sources said.
The European Parliament wants to see plans for an EU-based financial data authority before striking a new EU-US financial data sharing deal to combat terrorism, according to members of the legislature's justice committee, LIBE.
Ahead of a European Parliament debate on the EU's strategy for growth and jobs today (24 February), Greek MEP Stavros Lambrinidis told EURACTIV in an interview that the EU is not giving financial markets a clear message to stop gambling on government debt.
"The road to recovery in Greece is not just a question of Greek credibility but of EU credibility," MEP Stavros Lambrinidis told EURACTIV in an interview. Lambrinidis is confident Greece can surmount its deficits but he wants the EU to fend off speculators betting on his country's debt first.