# european-parliament - Today’s News
# european-parliament - Monday 25 November, 2013
Fine Gael’s Jim Higgins said we fought ‘long and hard’ for our democracy and people should participate in it.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
But France is likely to block any changes to the current system whereby MEPs decamp, at considerable cost, to Strasbourg every month.
One MEP is proposing that all publications featuring airbrushed images should also carry mandatory labelling.
One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
From Business ETC
The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.
# european-parliament - Monday 18 November, 2013
Eamon Gilmore said it’s imperative that the UN Security Council Presidential Statement on the humanitarian situation in Syria agreed last month is implemented.
# european-parliament - Sunday 17 November, 2013
European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.
# european-parliament - Saturday 16 November, 2013
The former Labour MEP faces an uphill battle to retain her
European Parliament seat next year.
The former TD is the sitting MEP for ‘Ireland North-West’ but will compete in vastly expanded ‘Midlands-North-West’ constituency next year.
While the focus has been on Dublin and how to replace Gay Mitchell, Fine Gael is targeting half of the eight seats outside of the capital.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.
# european-parliament - Saturday 2 November, 2013
Following a visit to Palestine, Irish MEP Emer Costello said the rapid expansion of these settlements was resulting in “the death of so many communities”.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.
# european-parliament - Friday 11 October, 2013
What to do with senators now they’re saved? Seán Kelly has an idea…
# european-parliament - Monday 7 October, 2013
Cigarette companies have been accused of spending millions to influence new European directives on tobacco, but Enda Kenny and James Reilly are asking their European counterparts to vote against any change to warning labels.
# european-parliament - Saturday 5 October, 2013
Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the
European Parliament next year. # european-parliament - Monday 30 September, 2013
O’Reilly said today that she will focus on bridging the cap between citizens and EU institutions.
# european-parliament - Friday 13 September, 2013
MEPs want a cap placed on the use of less environmentally friendly biofuels, and a switch to fuels derived from seaweed and other sources.
# european-parliament - Thursday 12 September, 2013
Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 11 September, 2013
The President of the European Commission told MEPs that the focus of this term should be on adopting the single banking mechanism and tackling unemployment.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 10 September, 2013
The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour
# european-parliament - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
The proposal is one of two radical ideas put forward by Lucinda Creighton but neither are possible under the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission considering the redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency map.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
The newly-independent TD faces an uphill task to retain his Dáil seat at the next general election so is now considering running for Europe but he’s not made a decision yet, he insists.
# european-parliament - Monday 26 August, 2013
But the man who John O’Mahony is rumoured to be in line to replace, incumbent North West MEP Jim Higgins, insists he’s very confident of winning the nomination.
# european-parliament - Thursday 25 July, 2013
Murphy came up against criticism over remarks he made calling for a mass struggle similar to the first intifada.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 25 June, 2013
Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins claims his account was hacked after TheJournal.ie enquired about the authenticity of the tweet sent in the early hours of this morning.
# european-parliament - Monday 17 June, 2013
Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 29 May, 2013
Each political party will be asked to reveal its candidate to lead the European Commission, who will run an EU-wide campaign.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 21 May, 2013
Socialist Paul Murphy said it was a protest against the “complete lack of tax justice” in Ireland.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
The Minister for Agriculture has said that final negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy are to begin soon.
# european-parliament - Thursday 9 May, 2013
Marian Harkin has hit back at claims that Irish MEPs spent less time in parliament last year – and asked fewer questions.
# european-parliament - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
EU leaders agreed to hold further discussions on agreeing a budget for the next seven years as well as plugging a shortfall in this year’s finances following negotiations, chaired by Ireland, in Brussels.
# european-parliament - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
In an address to the
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Higgins said citizens placed their trust in elected members and they must act in their best interests.
President Higgins warned of the ‘urgent need for new models of connection between economy, society and policy’.
His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the
European Parliament, Martin Schulz. # european-parliament - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
MEPs support a move that would limit bonuses to 100 per cent of salary from January of next year.
An influential committee wants the elections two weeks earlier, giving more time for European Commission elections.