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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...

2010-10-05 13:31:28

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. Their call is supported by an alliance of European health professionals, including ECCO "“ the European CanCer Organisation "“ and ESMO "“ the European Society for Medical Oncology. After a meeting later today (Tuesday) between MEPs and the...

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2010-07-07 05:30:00

An Italian member of the European Parliament has called on European Union governments to open their secret UFO files, saying the public needs to be made aware of alien encounters. Mario Borghezio told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the EU must establish its own "X Files" archive, where citizens can access data on UFOs collected by member governments and militaries. The EU should stop the "systematic cover-up," of this data, he said. Disclosing such files is not without precedent. ...

2010-01-19 04:00:00

SAINT NICOLAS, Belgium, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the coming decade, Europe will be hit by abnormal heat waves more often, meaning additional air conditioning, higher energy costs and more CO2 emissions. The European Parliament did not wait for the UN climate conference in Copenhagen to set a good example. Recently, its enormous dome-glass building was entirely covered with the sun-resistant and energy-saving Luxasolar(R) window film, developed by Belgian company Luxafoil NV. After a...

2010-01-11 08:43:00

BRUSSELS, January 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Members of the European Parliament are extremely disappointed to note that the Pakistan media has reported the newly elected Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan as saying that his government would constitute a legal committee within a month to determine whether the region could be given the status of Pakistan's fifth province. They would like to emphasise that Gilgit Baltistan has, for the first time, been finally given a modicum of...

2009-12-23 03:29:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the European Parliament attentively followed the unfolding of the latest surge strategy for Afghanistan by President Barack Obama and issued a letter stating their apprehension about increasing the number of American Troops and sought additional forces from NATO allies. They question how an operation ending in 2011 can achieve to eradicate Al Qaeda, when the current operation, which has so far lasted over eight years, has till...

2009-12-16 04:36:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the South Asia Peace Forum of the European Parliament met at Strasbourg on 16th December 2009 to review international developments of concern to the members and to plan the future activities of the forum. The members expressed considerable concern at the possibility that Afghanistan might once again be left with elements of the Taliban in power in Kabul. The members resolved that they would urge the USA, the countries of NATO...

2009-12-10 11:06:22

Members of the European Parliament Heart Group (MEP HG) meet today, in Brussels, with the Cardiology profession and representatives of national Heart Foundations to evaluate the achievements at EU level in combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and to reveal the need for further action. With the title 'Achieving Heart Health in Europe: Why the European Parliament Matters', the meeting is the first since the European elections in June this year. During the 2004-2009 term, the MEP Heart Group...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.