News in the category "European Community"

EU should build a sanctions regime against disinformation

European parliament
25.01.2022 / 16:35

The EU’s lack of measures and sanctions make interference an attractive tactic for foreign actors, says the committee on foreign interference and disinformation.

On Tuesday, MEPs finalised 18 months of inquiry by the Special Committee on Foreign Interference (INGE) and adopted its final...

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Future of Europe: people’s ideas for democracy and the planet

Citizens discuss recommendations with institutions, lawmakers and NGOs
25.01.2022 / 13:36

The Conference on the Future of Europe plenary of 21-22 January debated people's ideas on how to improve democracy, rule of law, environment and health in the EU.

More than 40 representatives of European citizens’ panels and national panels discussed their recommendations for a better Europe...

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European Parliament to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Parliament will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 77 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp © EU 21
25.01.2022 / 13:26

On Thursday, 27 January, Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer will address MEPs at a special plenary meeting for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

77 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on 27 January 1945, MEPs will honour the International Day of...

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EU has No Plans to Withdraw from Ukraine and Expects the US to explain Why they did

Joseph Borrell
24.01.2022 / 16:50

At the moment, the European Union does not plan to withdraw the families of its diplomats from Ukraine, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell was quoted as saying by Reuters.

He commented on the topic after the United States ordered the immediate withdrawal...

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Coming up: Holocaust Remembrance Day, committee chairs and foreign interference

European parliament
24.01.2022 / 12:56

This week MEPs will pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, elect committee chairs and propose measures against foreign interference in the EU.


International Holocaust Remembrance Day

During a special plenary session on Thursday, MEPs will pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. The...

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The EC welcomes the Dialogue between the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Ursula von der Leyen
22.01.2022 / 10:25

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talked on the phone yesterday, and among the topics discussed was the visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to Skopje this week, MIA reported, citing a government...

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Plenary highlights: new EP president, French priorities for EU, digital services

European parliament
21.01.2022 / 18:16

MEPs elected Roberta Metsola as Parliament President, discussed French president Macron’s plans for the EU and voted on rules for online platforms.


Tribute to President Sassoli

The January plenary session in Strasbourg opened with a memorial ceremony for the late Parliament President David...

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Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

European parliament
20.01.2022 / 21:35

The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively.

Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached with the Council last year on increasing the powers of the EU’s medicines regulator with 655 votes in...

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Court of Auditors: MEPs demand the Council submit a new Polish candidate

European parliament
20.01.2022 / 21:27

The European Parliament vote to partially renew the European Court of Auditors (ECA), as the terms of the Czech, Latvian, Polish and Slovenian members expire on 6 May 2022.

MEPs demand the Council not to extend the term of office of the Polish ECA member Marek Opiola, with 534 MEPs voting against...

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Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

European parliament
20.01.2022 / 21:21

On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee.

Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), the...

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