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Future EU 14-09-2016

Video: Juncker’s full 2016 ‘State of the Union’ address

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual "State of the European Union" address in the European Parliament at 9.00am in Strasbourg this morning (14 Wednesday). Watch the full video here.
Future EU 21-10-2015

Former French MEP launches offensive to have Strasbourg as only seat of the European Parliament

Everybody agrees: The European Parliament needs a single seat. But former minister and MEP Catherine Trautmann says it should be Strasbourg, not Brussels.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Tsipras calls for a ‘European solution’ to the Greek crisis

"This is not exclusively a Greek problem, this is a European problem and European problems require European solutions,” the Greek premier said on Wednesday (8 July) in Strasbourg.
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Economy & Jobs 14-01-2015

Tusk: Juncker’s investment plan is no ‘silver bullet’

“The European Strategic Investment Plan is not the silver bullet. But if anyone has ideas to overcome the economic crisis with one stroke, stand up please," said European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday in the European Parliament.
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Agrifood 18-12-2014

Food waste prevention: what’s packaging got to do with it?

Food waste is a largely underestimated problem: Globally, about one third of food produced is wasted. In Europe, this amounts to 90 million tonnes every year. More than 40% of European food waste comes from households, of which 60% is avoidable.
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Economy & Jobs 25-11-2014

Pope Francis: Europe’s idea has been replaced by bureaucracy

In his much awaited visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, His Holiness Pope Francis warned MEPs that “Europe seems to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.”
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EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Juncker: This will be the ‘last chance Commission’

The new Juncker Commission was approved on Wednesday after a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Barroso’s swan song

European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso held a final speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office. Speaking for over half an hour, Barroso pointed out at what he considered the achievements of the Barroso II Commission, highlighting trade agreements, the Banking Union and the climate goals.
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Energy 21-10-2014

Šef?ovi?: “The time for a European Energy Union has clearly come”

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Vice-President designate for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? told MEPs that it is “Russia is increasingly using gas supply as an instrument of pressure and as a political weapon against Ukraine and this is totally unacceptable.”
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Transport 21-10-2014

Bulc to MEPs: “You learned I walk on fire. I thought I would get burnt but I didn’t”

Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc appeared to make an excellent impression on MEPs during her confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on Monday.
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EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2014

Doubts loom over new Commission start date

Doubts loom over new Commission start date
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Global Europe 10-10-2014

EU congratulates Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it.”
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Europe's East 24-09-2014

Parliament nominates EuroMaidan for 2014 Sakharov Prize

Seen by many as "the largest pro-European rally in history”, the so-called EuroMaidan movement was nominated on Tuesday by the European Parliament for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Juncker: I want a fair deal with Britain

After being elected European Commission President by the European Parliament on Tuesday, former Luxembourg Prime Minister and Eurogroup's chief said that he will negotiate with UK's Prime Minister David Cameron to “make a fair deal with Britain”.
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Digital 16-07-2014

New Parliament protests against EU-US trade talks

As EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht briefed the new Parliament on progress in a EU-US free trade deal, anti-TTIP MEPs held a protest in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
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Economy & Jobs 03-07-2014

Europe works, says Greek PM Antonis Samaras

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Greek Prime minister Antonis Samaras said that Greece managed to conclude 67 pieces of legislation 'in a presidency that lasted only four months ' and  "with a minimal budget of which not more than 40% was finally spent".
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Brexit 02-07-2014

British eurosceptic MEPs warn of ‘no business as usual’ in the EU Parliament

  British eurosceptic MEPs warned on Wednesday that a stronger representation of anti-EU forces in the European Parliament do not want a return to “business as usual”. But despite a stronger eurosceptic representation in the Chamber, there still are not...
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01-07-2014

Martin Schulz reelected European Parliament President

Just over 400 out of 723 votes went to Martin Schulz.
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Brexit 01-07-2014

Farage and eurosceptics turn their backs on European anthem at new Parliament’s opening

The UK Independence Party and France’s Front National on Tuesday staged protests at the opening of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg, where Martin Schulz was elected for a second term as European Parliament President.