Keyword: euparliament

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  • 'We were WRONG, we are SORRY' Senior Labour MP pens open letter to Ukip voters

    05/25/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 5-25-2014 | Owen Bennett
    ONE of Labour's most senior figures has written an open letter to Ukip supporters today, apologising for the party's previous views on immigration concerns and urging them to "keep an open mind". Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan concedes Labour has been "too quick to dismiss concerns about immigration, or even worse - accused people of prejudice" in the letter, which was sent exclusively to Express.co.uk. Mr Khan lists a range of policies designed to entice former Labour voters thinking of voting for Ukip back to his party. The letter comes just days after Ukip saw its number of councillors across...
  • Election Results: European Parliament Elections In Uk (Ukip In First Place?)

    05/25/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/25/2014 | BBC
    The election results for the European Parliament will start coming in at 5pm Eastern Time (22:00 British Summer Time). Many voters all over Europe are making their choices today, in the UK the voting was on Thursday. Polling shows the United Kingdom Independence Party at about 30 percent popular support in spite of an intense campaign to discredit it by the major parties and the media. Everything from the race card to the employment of UKIP leader Nigel Farage's wife as his secretary has been thrown on the wall in hopes of something sticking. The immigration police just happened to...
  • (Israel) MKs Walk out of EU Head’s Anti-Israel Speech

    02/12/2014 11:01:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2014, 2:27 PM | Maayana Miskin
    A speech in Knesset Wednesday given by the head of the European Union Parliament caused outrage, and ultimately sparked a walk-out. Several MKs expressed upset as EU parliament president Martin Schulz, who spoke in German, repeated as fact Palestinian Authority claims of Israeli discrimination regarding allocation of water in Judea and Samaria, and of a “blockade” on Gaza. Schulz condemned Israeli “settlements” east of the 1949 armistice line as “an obstacle to peace,” and claimed, “The blockade of Gaza creates despair and extremism.” …
  • Germany’s Schäuble signals support for eurozone parliament

    01/28/2014 11:30:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:19pm GMT | John O’Donnell
    Germany’s finance minister said on Monday he was open to the creation of a separate European parliament for countries using the euro, a step that could deepen divisions within the European Union. Wolfgang Schäuble’s comments, made during a visit to Brussels, challenge the very foundations of the European Union, where lawmaking for all 28 nations is by the bloc’s current parliament. Splitting that body, critics believe, would represent a dismantling of one of Europe’s biggest symbols of unity. But Schäuble said a separate parliament for the 18 countries in the eurozone would allow the smaller group to integrate more closely....
  • Nigel Farage fined after Herman Van Rompuy slur (called unelected EU president "damp rag")

    03/02/2010 12:51:59 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 22 replies · 614+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 2 March, 2010 | Bruno Waterfield
    Ukip's European leader Nigel Farage has been fined £2,700 after refusing to say sorry for a colourful outburst against the new European president. Mr Farage used Herman Van Rompuy's maiden speech to the European Parliament last week to describe him as having the "charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low grade bank clerk". He was summoned in by EU officials to explain his comments but said his only apology would be to bank clerks. Yves Leterme, Belgium's Prime Minister, has demanded a public apology for the "slander" and Mr Farage's added "insult" that Mr Van Rompuy...
  • Barroso to start parliament charm offensive

    07/03/2004 12:27:23 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Euobserver ^ | 1 July 2004 | Sharon Spiteri
    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The selection of Jos?anuel Dur?Barroso as Commission President has had mixed reviews among the parliament groups which will have to approve him for the post. After his nomination by EU leaders last Tuesday, Mr Barroso still needs a majority of the 732 deputies in the European Parliament to back his candidature at a meeting in Strasbourg later this month. Although the Portuguese can count on the support of the centre-right EPP group, with 279 seats, the next two largest groups, the Socialists (199 members) and the Liberals - likely to reach 80 MEPs, have not yet...
  • Busy With Football: Low Turnout for EU Supervote

    06/13/2004 1:28:45 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 158+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | June 13, 2004
    BUSY WITH FOOTBALL: LOW TURNOUT FOR EU SUPERVOTE Sun Jun 13 2004 03:23:39 ET Voting started Sunday on the fourth and final day of European Union-wide ballots to elect a new EU Parliament, in an election clouded by both widespread apathy and signs of a surge in support for eurosceptic parties. Nineteen of the European Union's 25 member states were going to the polls in the biggest transnational elections ever held anywhere, and the first for the EU since the bloc's expansion into the former communust east of Europe on May 1 this year. EU leaders have pulled out...
  • US terror plot to ‘wipe out a neighbourhood’

    06/12/2004 4:29:09 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 62 replies · 460+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 13, 2004 | John Follain
    A MAN linked to Al-Qaeda and believed to have helped to mastermind the Madrid train bombings was overheard last month describing a plot for a woman to carry out a chemical or germ attack in America that he said would “wipe out an entire neighbourhood”. The Italian warrant for the arrest of Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, 32, an Egyptian seized in a suburb of Milan last week, details transcripts of bugged conversations and telephone calls in which he not only boasted of his involvement in the Spanish attack of March 11 but also spoke of future plans. The Spanish government...
  • EU parliament takes US to task over death penalty

    01/30/2003 2:20:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 25 replies · 431+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 30 2003 | AP
    BRUSSELS: The European Parliament criticized the human rights record of the United States on Thursday, demanding it drop the death penalty and live up to international human rights standards in dealing with prisoners held on terrorism charges. The European Union assembly voiced its concern on a slew of human rights issues in several nations and wants it to figure prominently at the UN session of the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, which starts March 17. In a resolution, the 626-member parliament called for the United States, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Congo and others to introduce moratoriums on executions...
  • EU Parliament Approves Controversial Report (Attack on Catholic and Orthodox Christians)

    03/14/2002 4:21:12 AM PST · by father_elijah · 22 replies · 220+ views
    ZENIT ^ | 3-13-2002 | Zenit.org
    STRASBOURG, France, MARCH 13, 2002 (Zenit.org).- The European Parliament narrowly approved a report that purports to underline the violations suffered by women because of religious extremism. The report "Women and Fundamentalism," presented by Spanish Socialist deputy María Izquierdo, was approved by a vote of 242-240. There were 42 abstentions. Europarliamentarians either modified or eliminated some of the more controversial points of the report, such as the request to religious leaders, including John Paul II and Eastern patriarchs, to change their views on lesbianism. The "right to control one´s own body," regarded by some groups as a justification of abortion, was...