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#European Parliament

# european-parliament - Monday 16 January, 2012

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February
# Politics
# Politics

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February

Jan 16th 2012, 2:21 PM 4,354 Views 33 Comments

The Labour MEP gave no reason for the unexpected announcement.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 December, 2011

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February
# BNP
# BNP

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:15 AM 2,992 Views 108 Comments

The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.

# european-parliament - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote
# Libertas
# Libertas

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:00 PM 2,267 Views 31 Comments

New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech
# BNP
# BNP

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech

Dec 13th 2011, 12:34 PM 3,085 Views 74 Comments

The British right-wing politician is to participate in a UCC debate months after another Irish university group withdrew its invitation to him.

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

Dec 13th 2011, 11:27 AM 1,634 Views 26 Comments

The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands

Dec 13th 2011, 9:10 AM 2,303 Views 48 Comments

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says last week’s deal is a compromise of ’27 minus’, not of ’17 plus’.

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job

Dec 13th 2011, 7:53 AM 768 Views 18 Comments

The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.

# european-parliament - Monday 12 December, 2011

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination

Dec 12th 2011, 4:25 PM 2,075 Views 33 Comments

The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.

# european-parliament - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
# Gay Mitchell
# Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Dec 1st 2011, 9:36 AM 2,268 Views 18 Comments

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings

Nov 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 852 Views 3 Comments

Neither the Oireachtas committee on EU Affairs, and the EU Budgetary Control Committee, are due to discuss the Kevin Cardiff situation at today’s meetings.

# european-parliament - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination

Nov 27th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,954 Views 9 Comments

European Parliament rules mean the full plenary vote now cannot give Kevin Cardiff the EU job – opening the door for a second nominee.

# european-parliament - Friday 25 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Nov 25th 2011, 7:40 PM 3,398 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# european-parliament - Monday 21 November, 2011

Childers bemoans Gilmore’s handling of Labour bullying claims
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Childers bemoans Gilmore’s handling of Labour bullying claims

Nov 21st 2011, 2:34 PM 1,923 Views 13 Comments

MEP Nessa Childers says she is disappointed that Eamon Gilmore did not personally get in touch over claims she was bullied.

# european-parliament - Friday 18 November, 2011

EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland
# Aid
# Aid

EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland

Nov 18th 2011, 9:15 AM 1,341 Views 5 Comments

The money will help find new jobs for people who lost their jobs in construction, architecture, engineering and technical firms.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid
# Construction
# Construction

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid

Nov 8th 2011, 8:07 AM 547 Views 3 Comments

The European Parliament’s budget committee approves €35.7m in aid for almost 6,000 people laid off in the construction sector.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM 550 Views 14 Comments

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# european-parliament - Friday 28 October, 2011

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid
# Construction Workers
# Construction Workers

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid

Oct 28th 2011, 10:29 AM 243 Views 0 Comments

The “clock is ticking” for Ireland to win support from a European fund, an EU official has said.

# european-parliament - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Gay Mitchell discloses full details of expenses

Oct 8th 2011, 1:20 PM 1,299 Views 19 Comments

Mitchell’s campaign said he has no income other than his MEP’s salary and related payments.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid
# Construction
# Construction

Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid

Oct 5th 2011, 4:35 PM 1,369 Views 25 Comments

The money is aimed at re-training unemployed construction workers in Ireland so as that they can return to work.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Barroso: More integration needed to address 'greatest crisis in EU history'
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Barroso: More integration needed to address 'greatest crisis in EU history'

Sep 28th 2011, 10:43 AM 481 Views 27 Comments

In his State of the Union address, Jose Manuel Barroso says Europe will need to “move forward with more unification”.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 September, 2011

Poll: How many hours a week do you work?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How many hours a week do you work?

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:50 AM 3,274 Views 31 Comments

With staff at the European Parliament refusing to work for a 40-hour week, we’re wondering how much time readers of TheJournal.ie spend with their noses to the grindstone…

European Parliament staff refuse to consider 40-hour week
# European Union
# European Union

European Parliament staff refuse to consider 40-hour week

Sep 23rd 2011, 10:35 AM 660 Views 11 Comments

A union representing staff in the European Parliament has refused to enter talks on extending the working week by 2.5 hours.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate
# Bailout
# Bailout

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate

Jul 12th 2011, 10:16 AM 300 Views 10 Comments

Jerzy Buzek is in Ireland for a two-day visit, and will address the Seanad and an Oireachtas Committee on Ireland’s role.

# european-parliament - Friday 8 July, 2011

Blue and green should never be seen?
# Missing Something?
From The42
# Missing Something?

Blue and green should never be seen?

Jul 8th 2011, 1:50 PM 617 Views 11 Comments

New EU proposals could force member countries to display the Union’s flag on their sporting attire.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Unlabelled fur garments face EU clampdown
# Animal Yarn
# Animal Yarn

Unlabelled fur garments face EU clampdown

May 11th 2011, 9:18 PM 973 Views 0 Comments

Shoppers with allergies or objections to fur will be protected by new rules to make sure clothes with animal trimmings are clearly marked.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Irish MEP expresses disappointment over baby milk vote
# Bottle Fed
# Bottle Fed

Irish MEP expresses disappointment over baby milk vote

Apr 6th 2011, 4:04 PM 1,707 Views 0 Comments

Childers says milk manufacturer is using a ‘misleading’ health claim as a ‘marketing gimmick’.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions
# Tobin Tax
# Tobin Tax

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions

Mar 9th 2011, 9:43 AM 620 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.

# european-parliament - Monday 28 February, 2011

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements
# GE11
# GE11

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements

Feb 28th 2011, 11:55 AM 1,111 Views 0 Comments

The Socialist Party replacements will meet to decide who can succeed Joe Higgins’, while Alan Kelly’s seat is also free.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

G20 officials held urgent talks on eurozone debt - report
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

G20 officials held urgent talks on eurozone debt - report

Dec 1st 2010, 9:48 AM 226 Views 0 Comments

A senior G20 source tells Reuters that the bloc’s deputy finance ministers held a teleconference to discuss the crisis.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate

Nov 30th 2010, 6:30 PM 545 Views 0 Comments

Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.

# european-parliament - Thursday 25 November, 2010

UK MEP suspended after roaring Nazi slogan at German
# Ein Volk...
# Ein Volk...

UK MEP suspended after roaring Nazi slogan at German

Nov 25th 2010, 12:49 PM 986 Views 0 Comments

A UKIP member of the European Parliament is kicked out of the chamber for Nazi jibes, and refusing to apologise.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax

Nov 24th 2010, 6:14 PM 1,056 Views 0 Comments

A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn
# Olli Rehn
# Olli Rehn

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn

Nov 23rd 2010, 12:48 PM 324 Views 0 Comments

The commissioner has told Irish MEPs that “stability is important”.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME
# Maternity
# Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Oct 20th 2010, 4:48 PM 1,188 Views 0 Comments

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU
# Maternity
# Maternity

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

Oct 20th 2010, 12:37 PM 1,107 Views 3 Comments

But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

MEPs vote in favour of new European banking regulator
# Banking
# Banking

MEPs vote in favour of new European banking regulator

Sep 22nd 2010, 12:08 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament approves a new package of EU-wide financial measures, creating four new watchdogs.

# european-parliament - Monday 9 August, 2010

You’ve proposed an unpopular law. Game over
# Citzalia
# Citzalia

You’ve proposed an unpopular law. Game over

Aug 9th 2010, 2:24 PM 170 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament is to launch its own online roleplaying game.

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