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2011-01-18 13:28:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=0f435221-dff4-404e-a6b3-64921eaa3003&alertid=6268cd21-5e2e-4b15-b443-e5cae62a37df&bhcp=1# A giant carpet featuring a map of "Greater Hungary" installed by Hungary in Brussels to mark the start of its EU presidency has triggered accusations of nationalist nostalgia in Budapest. The map, which is depicting parts of Romania, Slovakia and...

2011-01-13 08:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=c4ebc53e-ca74-42ce-b0d3-08998435c722&bhcp=1 Hungary faces EU sanctions over its controversial new media law, following action by the main progressive group in the European Parliament in defence of values set out in the Treaty of Lisbon. Martin Schulz, leader of the Parliament's Socialists and Democrats, formally asked the all-party...

2011-01-13 07:49:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=b66ed386-262c-4be6-b730-561f3e66cfa0&lr=ls The European Parliament's main progressive group, the Socialists and Democrats, hosted an open debate in Brussels on January 12 on a fresh start for the EU in foreign policy. Following the establishment of the EU's external action service, Baroness Ashton, EU high representative for foreign policy,...

2010-12-15 18:08:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=25d0ff1d-e849-4d94-bb17-2f798ca28ca4# There was an anti-austerity protest today in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg called by several French Trade Unions in order to protest against austerity measures and ask for more sustainable and social investments to tackle the crisis and back a sustainable growth. "Europe has the choice: support...

2010-12-14 21:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=c5487915-4fb5-47b0-9eaa-fd80dcaed1e4 A proposal for a directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims was passed today by the European Parliament. The S&D group supports this breakthrough in the punishment of criminals and the protection of victims, most of them women. About thenewsmarket.com...

2010-12-14 20:35:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=1b49b787-a139-484a-bb64-ab5303448092 The European Parliament could not agree Tuesday on draft "single permit" law to simplify procedures for legal immigrants to obtain residence and work permits in the EU and also give them the same protection against labour exploitation as EU citizens. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free...

2010-12-08 21:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from European Parliament at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=4966d642-9536-44fb-915d-1ea178e485ee# The 4th European Book Prize awarded Italian Roberto Saviano for his essay "The Beauty and the Hell" and Finnish Sofi Oksanen for her novel "Purge". "It's a place where you are expecting freedom of speech. You should at least... And as well as human rights and equality. So these are very important and sensitive...

2010-11-10 08:27:00

BRUSSELS, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethiopian general elections, held in May 2010, fell short of international standards, according to the assessment of the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM). "The electoral process fell short of international commitments for elections, notably regarding the transparency of the process and the lack of a level playing field for all contesting parties", states the Final Report, published on 8 November. The delay in publishing this critical report...

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2010-10-30 13:06:58

"Space represents our future". "Europe could become world leader in a certain number of domains that use space." These were some of the statements made by top-level European leaders at the conference held at the European Parliament's hemicycle on October 26-27 under the theme 'A new space policy for Europe'. The focal point of the different debates was the new dimension that the Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on December 1, 2009 provides for the European Space Policy and for...

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2010-10-12 11:44:11

Europe's future in space and the opportunities it will offer to us all will be discussed at a conference in Brussels on October 26"“27 under the aegis of the European Parliament. Members of the public are invited to attend. This conference, organized with the participation of ESA and under the high patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek, is a new opportunity for the political decision-makers, company executives and representatives of civil society to...