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A financially-troubled Eurozone member state could be placed under bankruptcy style legal protection and Commission surveillance powers should be more closely controlled to ensure legitimacy, say two draft texts presented in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday, in response to the Commission's "two pack" legislative proposals on further economic governance and policy monitoring.
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EP president Martin Schulz will express the European Parliament's solidarity with the Greek people when he addresses the national parliament this evening. Today he is on his first official visit to Athens, where he will meet the country's political leaders. The parliamentary meeting and debate he will be taking part in will be streamed live on our website from 1800 CET.
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A petition calling on MEPs "to stand for a free and open Internet and reject the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)" was received by the European Parliament today Tuesday 28th February. The petition had been signed by almost 2.5 million people from all over the world. "Receiving a petition supported by more than 2 million people places an even bigger responsibility on us to listen to the European people and offer them a place to express their views to the European institutions", said Petitions Committee chair Eminia Mazzoni (EPP, IT), after the petition was presented.
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After long negotiations a compromise deal on new EU legislation to regulate trade in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and make the derivatives market safer and more transparent was struck by Parliament and Council representatives on Thursday, 9 February 2012. Derivatives trading is widely believed to have contributed to the global financial crisis.
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Proinsias De Rossa stepped down on 2 February 2012 as MEP after 12 years of service. First elected in 1999, Proinsias served on a number of committees of the European Parliament, including the Employment and Social Policy Committee, and was also a member and chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Authority. Reports prepared by Proinsias covered areas such as the future of Europe's social model, the future of social services in Europe, the revision of EU law on social security, EU legislation on cooperatives and the social effects of postal liberalisation. Prionsias was also a member of Parliament's inquiry committees into the problems in the UK insurance company Equitable Life, and the Rendition of suspects by USA intelligence services and the use of European airports for that purpose.
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Dr. Vanessa Woods, Bernard Donohue & Mairead McGuinness MEP
A full house attended a cross-border forum in Cavan on Friday last, 25th November, where the proposed changes to the Common Agriculture Policy were outlined by speakers that included MEPs Mairead McGuinness, Bairbre de Brún and Esther de Lange of the Netherlands, as well as Neil Parish, a member of the UK House of Commons who had previously chaired the EP Agriculture Committee.
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MEPs Sean Kelly and Phil Prendergast will host a public forum on water policy in Clonmel on Friday 21st October. The meeting will concentrate on flooding, water quality and water charges. An expert group of speakers are lined up from the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Public Works and the National Forum of Flood Communities. The meeting will also feature a question and answer session. The meeting will be held in the Clonmel Park Hotel and will commence at 9.30 am. Members of the public are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.
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French, Italian, Finnish and German journalists this morning received the European Parliament's fourth annual prize for excellence in journalism from President Jerzy Buzek. The winners, in four categories, written press, internet, TV and radio, each received €5,000.
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 (01/09/2009)
General The European Parliament's fourth annual prize for excellence in journalism will be awarded by President Jerzy Buzek on Wednesday 19 October. The prize goes to journalists who have covered major European issues or promoted a better understanding of EU institutions and policies. The award ceremony starts at 09.00h in the plenary chamber. Juries of journalists in each EU Member State selected 64 national winners: 21 in the written press category, 16 for radio, 15 in the television category and 12 for internet. The award jury in Brussels, composed of three MEPs and six journalists, has since selected one final EU winner for each category: written press, radio, TV and the Internet. Each winner will receive €5000.
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A significant event for small and medium businesses considering doing business in Europe is taking place in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport on Saturday 1st October. Entitled "SMEs Doing Business in Europe", it is co-hosted by Network Mayo and the European Parliament's Information Office in Ireland. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, will make a formal address and the event will be chaired by Marian Harkin, MEP. This half day event is free of charge but pre-registration is essential.
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 (01/09/2009)
Marian Harkin MEP launched the European Year of Volunteering Roadshow at European Union House today, Monday 22 August, at 11 am. The Roadshow features a number of varied activities that will be of interest to all groups and all ages. Ms Harkin was instrumental in having 2011 designated as European Year of Volunteering.
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