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Britains referendum on leaving the EU

UK backs referendum on the countrys continuing membership in the European Union

British lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of setting up a referendum on the countrys continuing membership in the European Union with 544 votes in favour to 53 against on Tuesday. The bill had the support of the opposition Labour Party, but in the debate, the government was assailed from all sides. Leer ms

G-7 Declaration

G7 Leaders agree to take action on climate change, malnutrition and vocational education

Leaders of the G7 nations committed to take "urgent and concrete action" on climate change in 2015, increase aid to developing countries and to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. They also put in place to achieve one third more women to have a vocational education by 2030. Leer ms

European history

30 years since Spain and Portugal signed EU accession treaties

It will be 30 years this Friday since Spain and Portugal signed their EU accession treaties and so rejoined the EU family of democratic nations, noted President Schulz in his opening remarks. Not all the hopes of this historic moment were met, but both countries won their struggle against regressive forces and achieved stability. Leer ms

Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia debated at 8th EUROLAT plenary session in Brussels

US-Cuba relations, Venezuelas situation and the Colombia Peace Process were among the topics debated at the eighth plenary session of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat), which opened on Thursday in Brussels. MEPs and members of Latin Americas parliaments are to deliver a political message to the heads of state or government meeting in Brussels on 10-11 June for the European, Latin American and Caribbean Summit (EU-CELAC) Leer ms

Debt talks

European leaders intensify talks over Greece situation

European leaders and the head of the International Monetary Fund agreed to intensify talks over Greeces fate after a top-level meeting in Berlin about ways to avert a default. ECB chief Mario Draghi and Christine Lagarde of the IMF joined the German and French leaders, and the president of the European Commission, with the aim of reaching a joint position on how to negotiate with Athens. Leer ms

EU Luxembourg Presidencies

Political leaders of the European Parliament discuss priorities of upcoming Luxembourg presidency

The political leaders of the European Parliament discussed the priorities of the upcoming Council presidency with the government of Luxembourg, which will take over on 1 July. The Conference of Presidents, made up of EP President Martin Schulz and the chairs of the political groups, went to Luxembourg on Monday 1 June where Prime Minister Xavier Bettel presented his countrys priorities. In addition to the prime minister, the EP delegation also met other members of the government. Leer ms

Taxation policies

Europe prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe

The College of Commissioners held this week an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable revenues and foster a better business environment in the internal market. Leer ms

EU Package Travel Directive

EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to over 120 million holidaymakers

Ministers in the Competitiveness Council reached a political agreement on new rules that will bring protection for package holidays up to speed with the digital age. The rules will extend protection of the 1990 EU Package Travel Directive to cover not only traditional package holidays, but also give clear protection to 120 million consumers who book other forms of combined travel, Leer ms

EU budget of 143.5 billion

Commission proposes EU budget 2016 focused on jobs, growth, migration and global action

The Commission has proposed a 2016 EU budget of 143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. The money will be invested to boost innovation, create jobs, help convergence among Member States and among regions, deal more effectively with migration and further strengthen the role of the EU as a global player. Leer ms

European Security Agenda

European Parliament backs stronger rules to combat money laundering and terrorism financing

The members of the European Parliament adopted new rules to help fight money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU, one of the key actions in the European Security Agenda presented last month  Leer ms

Digital Single Market Strategy

Europe works to solve the digital skills crisis

The European Commission has unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market. Its laid down in "The Digital Single Market Strategy" which includes a set of targeted actions to be delivered by the end of next year. It is not even halfway through 2015 and already the technology industry has seen several major announcements to develop skills and ensure the IT workforce adds to Europes economic value. Leer ms

From geo-blocking to cloud computing

The European Commission will presents its strategy for a digital single market on Wednesday 6 May

Every day 315 million Europeans use the internet, but challenges still remain for consumers and companies alike. The European Commission presents its strategy for a digital single market on Wednesday 6 May. On the same day the EPs industry and research committee will discuss it with Andrus Ansip, who is the commissioner responsible for the strategy. Leer ms

EU development cooperation

The EU-Nepal cooperation programme for the time period 2014-2020 amounts to a total of 360 million

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April and the country now faces major challenges: addressing the current humanitarian crisis, rehousing its people, rebuilding major social and communications infrastructure and re-launching government and social services. The European Union immediately made available 3 million, in addition to further assistance from the Member States. Leer ms

EUs emergency response

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Stylianides, travels to Nepal

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is travelling to Nepal following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. He is traveling together with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos, responsible for the international coordination of the humanitarian response. Leer ms

Human rights will be one of the overarching priorities

EU proposes new Joint Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

Human rights will remain the compass in the EUs foreign policy and its relations with other institutions and civil society. This week the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Security Policy adopted a joint Communication on an EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy which will cover the period 2015-2019. Leer ms


Automatic emergency call devices in all new car models from spring 2018

Emergency call devices that automatically alert rescue services to car crashes (eCall) will have to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vans by 31 March 2018 under rules voted by European Parliament on Tuesday. Road accidents took 25,700 lives in the EU in 2014 a death toll that the new devices could cut by an estimated 10% a year. Leer ms

European summit dedicated to migration

Schulz: "Lack of European migration policy is turning Mediterranean into a graveyard"

Europe should come up with a common asylum and migration policy that is humane and realistic, Martin Schulz warned EU leaders. The EP President was speaking at the start of an extraordinary European summit dedicated to migration after hundreds of people died in one week trying to cross the Mediterranean. Schulz said: "Our immediate priority must be to save lives at sea." Leer ms

European Fund for Strategic Investments

Parliament, Council start negotiations on investment fund

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council opened negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The negotiators confirmed their resolve to reach an agreement as quickly as possible, to allow for a final adoption of the EFSI regulation in summer.  Leer ms

Strategic Investment Fund

MEPs back Juncker Plan, but not programme cuts

A negotiating brief on the "Juncker" plan for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to guarantee growth and job-creating investment was backed by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees on Monday evening. But MEPs contested plans to feed the fund from the EU research and transport investment budgets, and called for more parliamentary control over its leadership and goals. Leer ms

EU efforts to respond to humanitarian and migratory crisis

Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration

With the European Commission statement issued on Sunday, April 19th, in which declares the joint efforts of the 28 Member States to take action on the recent migration events that has been taking place in the Mediterranean Sea in recent weeks, the European Union responds to the dire situation with a Ten point action plan on the matter. Leer ms

Crime threatens peace, security, development & human rights

13th UN Crime Congress closes with vow to implement Doha Declaration for crimes victims

"This Congress has provided a solid platform for the international community to recognize the tangible links between the rule of law and sustainable development. We must build on those links as we set our sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years." Leer ms

Executive Service for Prevention and Capital Laundering

Former IMF Chief Rato faces investigation for money laundering

Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and deputy prime minister of Spain, was detained by customs agents in Madrid on Thursday night as the tide of corruption allegations swamping the countrys political establishment reached a fresh high. Rato, 66, is being investigated for possible money laundering after he took advantage of a 2012 tax amnesty to repatriate previously undeclared offshore funds, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said earlier on Thursday.  Leer ms

EU calls on Turkey to recognize Armenian genocide

EU ask for recognition for the Armenians genocide committed by Ottoman Empire

European Parliament adopted a statement were indicates the 100th anniversary of the crimes committed against Armenian people is an event of weight that must be consider to build the past. Leer ms

Worlds first hologram protest made in Spain

Challenge against the "Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana" with holograms

A hologram projected over Spanish parliament building in Madrid last weekend showed thousands of people marching in a protest against the new law that endangers civil liberties Leer ms

Google faces monopoly charges in Europe

The EUs competition commissioner formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in web searches

The European Commission opens a legal case that could change how Google search works -- and impose a massive fine. It also begins an inquiry about Android. Leer ms
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