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03/04/2012 Europe and You: Protecting internet users and airplane passengers

Category: Plenary

Every week Touteleurope.eu looks at what the European Union is doing for you, your rights, your health and your daily life. This week, during the mini-plenary session of the European Parliament, deputies will vote on improving rights for air passengers, and the European Commission is preparing to open a European centre against cyber crime....

03/04/2012 Framework for improving the governance of European Businesses

Category: Monthly report

The financial crisis has had very serious consequences for businesses, causing many closures and the loss of many jobs. As a consequence of these events, the European Commission has suggested various ways in which to improve the governance of businesses, publishing a green paper on the framework of business governance in the EU in 2011. In its report on the......

28/03/2012 The European Refugee Fund and the 2013 budget on the menu at the March plenary session

On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of March, the Parliament met in Brussels for a short two-day plenary session. On the programme was the vote for a second reading of the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008-2013, but also the first reading of the budget for the 2013 fiscal period as well as the planned European Endowment for Democracy and the planned......

28/03/2012 Véronique de Keyser: Clearing DSK’s reputation is not one of the European Parliament’s priorities, in my opinion2

Category: Your MEPs' news

Much has been said about it today on the internet and in the European press: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, ex-director of the IMF, should be visiting the European parliament on Tuesday for a conference on the economic crisis, at the invitation of German deputy Alexandre Alvaro (ADLE). It is clear that not everyone is happy with the visit. Véronique de Keyser......

20/03/2012 Europe and You: Laying hens and beef with hormones

Category: Plenary

Every year, touteleurope.eu looks at what the European Union does for you, for your rights, your health and your daily life. This week there is debate around the issue of the increase in the price of eggs, due to the improvement in living conditions for laying hens, as well as an agreement on the importation of high quality beef that has been adopted by the......

21/03/2012 March plenary session: take a look at the programme

Category: Plenary

MEPs from the 27 Member States are meeting this week in Strasbourg for the March plenary session. Fukushima, gender equality, common trade policy, the cocoa trade, climate change, the elections in Russia to name but a few of the items on the very busy agenda for this session. ...