Latest European Parliament Stories

2009-05-06 05:35:00

New legislation from the European Parliament will ban the sale of seal products in the 27-nation EU.

2009-05-05 15:40:00

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted in support of a limit on the level of pain inflicted on animals during testing in addition to supporting added efforts to develop non-animal alternatives.

2009-04-22 06:25:00

States from the European Union were headed towards a disagreement with Parliament on Tuesday as arguments over how to tackle illegal downloads created pressure for a broader telecom modification.

2008-11-19 15:10:00

An EU lawmaker suggested that honey bees should be given large swaths of Europe’s farmlands so that they can recover their struggling population size.

2008-10-03 12:00:12

Text of report by independent German Spiegel Online website on 1 October [Interview with German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel by Dietmar Hawranek and Christian Schwaegerl; place and date not given: "They Shouldn't Act As if their Primary Concern Were Climate Protection"] Last week the Environment Committee of the European Parliament agreed to support a sharp measure: Beginning in 2012, and not in 2015, as originally envisioned, average CO2 emissions from new cars will be capped at 120...

2008-09-25 12:40:00

In a surprising backlash on Thursday against the motor industry's efforts to ease its burden in the fight against climate change, European Union lawmakers rejected a bid to delay planned limits on carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

2008-09-18 15:00:37

University at Albany, Institute for Health and the Environment - The European Parliament has voted 522 to 16 to recommend tighter safety standards for cell phones.

2008-09-09 12:00:15

Text of press release by International Press Institute on 9 September The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, urges the European Commission to give due consideration to the draft EU Global Online Freedom Act (EU GOFA), recently introduced by a cross-party coalition of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), including Dutch MEP Jules Maaten.

2008-09-02 03:00:23

By Sixsmith, Rachel The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) is stepping up efforts to raise awareness worldwide of the global impact of EU proposals to introduce cut-off criteria and substitution of crop-protection products.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.