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The European Parliament's plenary adopted on Wednesday a resolution saying Martin Selmayr's appointment as EU Commission secretary general in February "could be viewed as a coup-like action" and asked the commission to adopt new rules on appointments by the end of the year, so "fully ensuring ...
EU parliament demands Zuckerberg answer questions in person. April 18, 2018. EU lawmakers want Zuckerberg to answer their questions in person, just like he did before the US Congress. The European Parliament on Wednesday demanded Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appear in person to answer ...

Emmanuel Macron spoke to the European Parliament outlining his reforms for the future of Europe on Tuesday. But the French President was spotted giving the President of the European Commission a sly wink during the meeting. Mr Macron, who has been labelled the EU's "last hope" by Nigel Farage, ...
The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution criticising Martin Selmayr's ascension to the top of the civil service in what will be seen as a blow to the authority of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Selmayr, former head of Cabinet for ex-Luxembourg prime minister ...
Dimitris Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament (syriza), told EURACTIV that the resolution is a “slap” to Erdogan's leadership. [Shutterstock]. Comments Print. In a resolution expected to be voted on today (17 April), the European Parliament will urge Turkey to release two Greek soldiers ...
German chancellor Angela Merkel will address the European Parliament in November, the institution announced on Monday. Other EU leaders to visit and debate with MEPs this year are: Belgium's Charles Michel and Luxembourg's Xavier Bettel in May, Poland's Mateusz Morawiecki in June, Greece's ...

Addressing the Strasbourg chamber, Macron said, “The European Parliament is, in my eyes, the seat of Europe's legitimacy, its responsibility and hence its vitality. It is here that part of Europe's future is being played out.” He added, “To cope with upheavals worldwide, we need a sovereignty that is greater ...
Next week is a constituency week for Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”). MEPs will go back to their home countries to handle national issues, or convene in their parliamentary delegations to work on matters related to non-EU Member States, after a short Easter break. This past week, however, ...
The European Parliament on Tuesday invited Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to speak following revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's US presidential campaign harvested data on 50 million users. The parliament and the European Commission, the 28-nation EU executive, have already ...
The European Parliament, Tuesday said it has invited Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg to speak following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users. Facebook under pressure as U.S, EU call for probes into data practices ...
Trust Bloomberg Tax's Premier International Tax offering for the news and guidance to navigate the complex tax treaty networks and business regulations. By Joe Kirwin. The European Parliament approved corporate tax reforms aimed at ensuring Amazon, Google and other large internet companies pay ...
Meanwhile, it is uncertain how often Salvini will return to the EU parliament's press room. After the Italian elections earlier this month, in which his party won 17.7 percent of the votes, the MEP is eyeing a position in a new Italian government, possibly even prime minister. He said on Wednesday that his party ...
EU parliament united against Selmayr promotion. Martin Selmayr (l) is at the centre of public row over his appointment to top civil servant job. (Photo: European Commission). By Nikolaj Nielsen. Strasbourg, 12. Mar, 23:40. With a unanimous vote, the European Parliament decided on Monday (12 March) to launch a probe ...
THE European Parliament adopted a resolution expressing concern at the reported level of mislabelling of fishery products within EU countries, including Britain. According to a recent Commission study, the figure for white fish is at least six per cent. Now the parliament is calling on member states to ...
The chair of the European Parliament's economic committee has written a curt letter to the president of the Eurogroup, asking for “greater cooperation” from the Council when it comes to high-level appointments. EURACTIV.fr reports. Roberto Gualtieri, the chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary ...
'Selmayrgate' - the swift and controversial appointment of the new secretary general of the European Commission - will be a key topic next Monday (12 March), as the row moves from the EU bubble in the Berlaymont building to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Commissioner Guenther Oettinger ...
There is growing evidence that the EU Commission will publish two proposals on the taxation of the digital economy and digital business models on March 21 2018. These proposals are expected to consist of a short-term/temporary measure, a turnover equalisation tax – i.e. a tax assessed on turnover ...

In an unprecedented symbolic gesture, at the request of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament, the European Parliament's express delegation to Slovakia had to be postponed by one day. This came after Slovak prime minister Robert Fico hinted that foreign forces, including billionaire ...
Following his successful election to the Italian Senate, Gianni Pittella announced today at a meeting of all S&D group MEPs his resignation from the Group presidency. Possible candidates have until Monday 12 March 2018 to put themselves forward, with the election of the new Group president on Tuesday ...
According to a draft opinion written by the EU parliament's budget control committee, the ENL group has, and this since 2016, “insufficiently justified” some 38,889 euros (£34,668) paid out in expenses and violated the rules of tender on another £346,140 (€388,278). The “unreasonable” expense money ...
Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have taken steps to ensure legislation is suitable for the rollout of 5G networks, which is expected to start in 2019. In two separate developments, the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached provisional agreement on new telecoms and spectrum ...
Irish woman tipped for EU parliament top job. "She's shrewd and polished, but she also has a human touch. She's never put a foot wrong" (Photo: Finer Gael). By Andrew Rettman and Eric Maurice. BRUSSELS, 2. Mar, 17:57. Irish politician Mairead McGuinness is being tipped to replace Antonio Tajani as European ...
But the bigger goal of MEPs, a senior member of the EU parliament said last week, would be to make Selmayr's position so fragile that he cannot stay in his post when a new commission president comes in in 2019. At the summit last week, both German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president ...


 

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