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# european-parliament - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid
# Construction
# Construction

Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid

Oct 5th 2011, 4:35 PM 1,352 Views 25 Comments

The money is aimed at re-training unemployed construction workers in Ireland so as that they can return to work.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Barroso: More integration needed to address 'greatest crisis in EU history'
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Barroso: More integration needed to address 'greatest crisis in EU history'

Sep 28th 2011, 10:43 AM 469 Views 27 Comments

In his State of the Union address, Jose Manuel Barroso says Europe will need to “move forward with more unification”.

# european-parliament - Friday 23 September, 2011

Poll: How many hours a week do you work?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How many hours a week do you work?

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:50 AM 3,267 Views 31 Comments

With staff at the European Parliament refusing to work for a 40-hour week, we’re wondering how much time readers of TheJournal.ie spend with their noses to the grindstone…

European Parliament staff refuse to consider 40-hour week
# European Union
# European Union

European Parliament staff refuse to consider 40-hour week

Sep 23rd 2011, 10:35 AM 649 Views 11 Comments

A union representing staff in the European Parliament has refused to enter talks on extending the working week by 2.5 hours.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate
# Bailout
# Bailout

European Parliament president backs cut in bailout interest rate

Jul 12th 2011, 10:16 AM 297 Views 10 Comments

Jerzy Buzek is in Ireland for a two-day visit, and will address the Seanad and an Oireachtas Committee on Ireland’s role.

# european-parliament - Friday 8 July, 2011

Blue and green should never be seen?
# Missing Something?
From The42
# Missing Something?

Blue and green should never be seen?

Jul 8th 2011, 1:50 PM 610 Views 11 Comments

New EU proposals could force member countries to display the Union’s flag on their sporting attire.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Unlabelled fur garments face EU clampdown
# Animal Yarn
# Animal Yarn

Unlabelled fur garments face EU clampdown

May 11th 2011, 9:18 PM 971 Views 0 Comments

Shoppers with allergies or objections to fur will be protected by new rules to make sure clothes with animal trimmings are clearly marked.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Irish MEP expresses disappointment over baby milk vote
# Bottle Fed
# Bottle Fed

Irish MEP expresses disappointment over baby milk vote

Apr 6th 2011, 4:04 PM 1,703 Views 0 Comments

Childers says milk manufacturer is using a ‘misleading’ health claim as a ‘marketing gimmick’.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions
# Tobin Tax
# Tobin Tax

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions

Mar 9th 2011, 9:43 AM 615 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.

# european-parliament - Monday 28 February, 2011

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements
# GE11
# GE11

Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements

Feb 28th 2011, 11:55 AM 1,103 Views 0 Comments

The Socialist Party replacements will meet to decide who can succeed Joe Higgins’, while Alan Kelly’s seat is also free.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

G20 officials held urgent talks on eurozone debt - report
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

G20 officials held urgent talks on eurozone debt - report

Dec 1st 2010, 9:48 AM 220 Views 0 Comments

A senior G20 source tells Reuters that the bloc’s deputy finance ministers held a teleconference to discuss the crisis.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate

Nov 30th 2010, 6:30 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.

# european-parliament - Thursday 25 November, 2010

UK MEP suspended after roaring Nazi slogan at German
# Ein Volk...
# Ein Volk...

UK MEP suspended after roaring Nazi slogan at German

Nov 25th 2010, 12:49 PM 976 Views 0 Comments

A UKIP member of the European Parliament is kicked out of the chamber for Nazi jibes, and refusing to apologise.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax

Nov 24th 2010, 6:14 PM 1,050 Views 0 Comments

A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.

# european-parliament - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn
# Olli Rehn
# Olli Rehn

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn

Nov 23rd 2010, 12:48 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

The commissioner has told Irish MEPs that “stability is important”.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME
# Maternity
# Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Oct 20th 2010, 4:48 PM 1,172 Views 0 Comments

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU
# Maternity
# Maternity

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

Oct 20th 2010, 12:37 PM 1,097 Views 3 Comments

But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.

# european-parliament - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

MEPs vote in favour of new European banking regulator
# Banking
# Banking

MEPs vote in favour of new European banking regulator

Sep 22nd 2010, 12:08 PM 160 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament approves a new package of EU-wide financial measures, creating four new watchdogs.

# european-parliament - Monday 9 August, 2010

You’ve proposed an unpopular law. Game over
# Citzalia
# Citzalia

You’ve proposed an unpopular law. Game over

Aug 9th 2010, 2:24 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

The European Parliament is to launch its own online roleplaying game.

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