Watch Andrey Slepchenko explaining how the Chernobyl catastrophe has impacted children’s health. He is Chairman of the local council in the Poleskyy district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. Recently we organised a conference hosting Ukrainian scientists who participated in an EU-funded project aimed at improving living standards and health services for people from the Ivanovsk and Pleskyy districts...
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Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom were launched this week. No hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is one of our top priorities for #Brexit negotiations. Recently, Mairead McGuinness MEP took Members of the European Parliament on a visit to the border region with Northern Ireland to learn more on the ground.
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Ukrainian scientists who participated in an EU-funded project aimed at improving living standards and health services for people living close to the former Chernobyl power plant have discovered a key marker that shows shows which children need most medical attention in terms of prevention. Nataliya Dubovaya is a medical professor and the key expert in the project.
An EU programme to install WiFi in thousands of communities across Europe will help people build skills and businesses to benefit from the digital revolution, says Anne Sander, EPP Group spokeswoman for internet connectivity in local communities. She explains how small localities can easily acquire WiFi4EU through a process streamlined by the European Parliament, and build connectivity among...
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European Parliament to ratify an amendment which will extend the Montreal Protocol and ultimately reduce 70 billion CO2-equivalents by 2050. "We regret the US' decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement but we should remember that other instruments exist for climate protection that are crucial for us, the Montreal Protocol being one of those", said Dr. Peter Liese, MdEP, the EPP Group...
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European Parliament to ratify an amendment which will extend the Montreal Protocol

EPP Group further commits to fighting climate change

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“We asked Turkey to amend the constitutional changes. If they are implemented unchanged, then the negotiations have to end”, says Dr. Renate Sommer, MdEP on the European Parliament’s review of the latest European Commission progress report on Turkey’s bid to join the European Union. In a Resolution approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee this week, Parliament calls for the suspension of...
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“Space is everywhere and concerns almost all public policies. It is a strategic domain. We have to therefore guarantee independent access to space for Europe. It is a major step to achieve a resilient European security and defence policy”, says Françoise Grossetête MEP, EPP Group Spokeswoman on the Report ‘A Space Strategy for Europe’ adopted by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee....
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Dariusz Rosati is Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee and says that many people have now forgotten about the Chernobyl disaster - but the consequences are very harmful. Recently we organised a conference hosting Ukrainian scientists who participated in an EU-funded project aimed at improving living standards and health services for...
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"Let’s talk about EU politics!" says Manfred Weber. Watch his live chat.
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Prof. Yuri Bandazheusky is a Belarusian scientist who was jailed in Belarus. After his jail term ended he moved to France. He was given a Passport of Liberty and started to look for ways to help Belarus and other countries that have been victims of the Chernobyl disaster. He explains that an EU-funded project has made a big impact.
"Radicalisation in prison has to be urgently tackled by all Member States”, Rachida Dati says on the ‘Prisons’ systems and conditions’ Report voted in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs this week.
Radicalisation in prison has to be urgently tackled by all Member States
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Mark Fionda
"A close and privileged relationship between the EU and Turkey is in the interest of both sides. But this can only be realised if it is based on human rights, the respect of the fundamental freedoms, democratic values and the rule of law. Turkey accepted this when it became a candidate for EU membership in 1999. But the developments in recent years, which culminated in the Turkish...
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Call for a freeze in Turkish EU accession talks

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Watch Sandra Kalniete explain why it is important to talk about Chernobyl now. In Strasbourg she welcomed some of the first Ukrainians to come to the EU without needing visas - Ukrainian scientists who participated in an EU-funded project aimed at improving living standards and health services for people from the Ivanovsk and Pleskyy districts that are close to the Chernobyl power plant. The...
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The Europass service, which helps people communicate their skills, qualifications and experience through the use of standardised document templates and which has more than 60 million CVs in its system, is the best-known European initiative in this framework. Nevertheless, last year, the European Commission decided to revise the Europass framework as part of the so-called 'new skills agenda'....
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The Europass service which helps people communicate their skills qualifications
Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom begin on 19 June. Our #Brexit priorities: clarification of the costs, legal certainty for EU citizens in the UK and no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom begin on 19 June Our
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Our Chairman Manfred Weber will be live on Facebook to answer your questions on Wednesday 21 June, at 5pm on European Parliament’s Facebook page. #Brexit, Donald J. Trump or the Defence Union - let us know what you would like to ask him!
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“We all want to save energy,” said Herbert Reul in relation to new energy efficiency rules approved by the European Parliament this week. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This week in the European Parliament, talking about climate change, Pilar Ayuso said that sectors such as agriculture, transport and construction/buildings “are going to have to reduce their emissions by 30% compared to 2005 levels”. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Steve Williams
Happy Birthday Erasmus! One of the most successful EU programmes turns 30 this year. We are always glad to see that our trainees have broadened their horizons through the Erasmus exchange programme. Watch them talking about their experiences with Milan Zver, our lead negotiator on the European Parliament's implementation report on Erasmus+. #Erasmus30
US President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate in June. Commenting on that move, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said that Donald Trump is making a big and historic mistake. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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