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Tag: EU Parliament

  • Tuesday, March 5th 2019 - 10:20 UTC

    Google urges EU parliament to reject an overhaul of the online copyright law

    Tech giants, artistic creators and EU member states have battled for three years over the reform, with Google making a last-minute effort to dissuade MEPs

    Internet giant Google on Monday urged the European Parliament to resist approving a planned overhaul of the bloc's online copyright law that the company said would hurt Europe for “decades to come”. European lawmakers could vote as soon as next week on the landmark legislation that is intended to modernize copyright for the digital age but has set off a furious lobbying war in Brussels.

  • Friday, February 1st 2019 - 10:25 UTC

    EU Parliament recognizes Guaidó as de facto head of state: 90 days for Venezuela to hold new elections

    EU lawmakers voted 439 in favor to 104 against, with 88 abstentions, at a special session in Brussels to recognize Venezuelan congress head Guaido as interim leader

    The European Parliament recognized Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state on Thursday, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. EU governments, divided over whether to recognize Guaido, also agreed to lead an international crisis group with South American nations to seek new elections, setting a 90-day time limit, and threatening further economic sanctions.

  • Thursday, October 4th 2018 - 08:23 UTC

    Juncker insists the EU wants a deal with the UK, despite all the bitter exchanges

    “We want a Brexit deal. Those who think a no-deal would be a better solution are not aware of the difficulties such a scenario would imply” Juncker  said.

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has issued a fresh warning to Theresa May that there must be agreement on the Irish border if she wants a Brexit deal.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    EU parliament demands Venezuela elections be 'immediate suspended'

    The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini: “We ask for a review of the electoral calendar based on an agreed and credible calendar”.

    The European Parliament voted on Thursday for the immediate suspension of the presidential elections on May 20 in Venezuela, considering that they do not guarantee any credibility for their lack of transparency and inclusion. In this way, the body and the representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, call for the restructuring of an electoral agenda in which there are no outlawed candidates and the necessary electoral guarantees are fulfilled.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Juncker renews offer to UK to stay in EU; Brexit is a catastrophe and “the blame is on many”

    Speaking to the European Parliament, Juncker said he accepted a share of responsibility for the British referendum vote in 2016 to leave the Union.

    The European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker renewed an offer to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union and said he hoped that even if it goes through with Brexit it would apply to rejoin the bloc.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Europe tells UK that “our hearts are still open”, and hopes London will listen

    Juncker told EU parliament: “President Tusk also made some comments on Brexit, he said that our door remains open. I hope that will be heard clearly in London.”

    Europe’s top two bureaucrats believe the UK could still yet change its mind on Brexit. Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said “our hearts are still open” to “our British friends” to remain in the bloc. And quoting the UK Brexit secretary, he added: “Wasn’t it David Davis himself who said ‘if a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy’? We here on the continent haven’t had a change of heart – our hearts are still open to you.”

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    European Parliament bans electric pulse fishing; rejection from Dutch fishermen

    Pulse fishing involves dragging electrically-charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets.

    The European Parliament called on Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale. The parliament, the EU's only directly elected body, will now try to strike a compromise with the European Commission, the bloc's executive, and the European Council, which groups the 28 member states.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 04:26 UTC

    Scandal in EU: Juncker calls the European parliament “totally ridiculous”

    EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani rebuked Mr. Juncker and asked for “a more respectful attitude”

    The head of the European Union’s executive called its parliament “totally ridiculous” during a spat over low MEP attendance. After EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker thanked the few dozens of the 700-plus MEPs for attending a plenary session, he insisted that “parliament is not serious” for failing to show up in large numbers for the keynote debate of the day.

  • Friday, April 15th 2016 - 09:19 UTC

    EU parliament approves strict Passenger Name Record for airlines

    “We have adopted an important new tool for fighting terrorists and traffickers”, said Parliament's rapporteur for the proposal, Timothy Kirkhope (UK)

    The European Union Parliament approved on Thursday the directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in the EU for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime. It will oblige airlines to hand national authorities passengers' data for all flights from third countries to the EU and vice versa.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2012 - 07:13 UTC

    EU parliament deplores YPF seizure; calls for an end to Argentina trade preferences

    A “unilateral and arbitrary” decision, claims the EU parliament

    The European parliament ‘deplored’ the Argentine government decision to expropriate a majority control in the YPF hydrocarbons corporation - which is owned by Spanish energy company Repsol- and called for the suspension of Argentina's tariff concessions under Europe's so-called generalised system of preferences (GSP). In a resolution, the House also urges Argentina to ”return to the path of dialogue and negotiation”.