European Parliament http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33120/all en The AFP news calendar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/the-afp-news-calendar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monday, February 18 to Sunday, March 17</p> <p>Monday, February 18</p> <p>ABU DHABI: International Defence Exhibition &amp; Conference continues (to 21)</p> <p>ABUJA: Nigeria oil and gas industry conference (to 21)</p> <p>ALLAHABAD, India: The Kumbh Mela Hindu festival continues (to 25)</p> <p>BANGKOK: Thailand, US continue annual military drills, with Myanmar observing for the first time (to 21)</p> <p>BOSTON, Massachusetts: Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science wraps up</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/the-afp-news-calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Entertainment European Parliament Hospitality Laurent Gbagbo Law Politics Social Issues United Nations General Assembly observers War AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:30:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756283 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy vote is "message" of protest: European parliament chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italy-vote-message-protest-european-parliament-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's election results are a message of protest over the tough austerity policies pushed by some in the European Union, the head of the European Parliament said Tuesday.</p> <p>"It is a very difficult result for the EU as a whole," said Martin Schulz, the German Social-Democrat president of the parliament. "People have expressed dissatisfaction with the situation."</p> <p>"What happens in Italy affects us all," he said in an official response to the vote in which he pleaded strongly for Italy's political forces to find a way forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/italy-vote-message-protest-european-parliament-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:17:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766885 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-EU parliament sees "enormous opportunity" in U.S. trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/interview-eu-parliament-sees-enormous-opportunity-us-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Parliament president "very much in favour" of EU-U.S. deal</p> <p>* More cautious about prospects of a deal by November 2014</p> <p>* EU trade chief hoping to launch free trade talks in June</p> <p>By Robin Emmott</p> <p>BRUSSELS, March 7 (Reuters) - The head of the European parliament has come out firmly in favour of a trade deal with the United States, soothing concerns that the increasingly influential body could block a deal on which talks are due to start in June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/interview-eu-parliament-sees-enormous-opportunity-us-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Commissioner for Trade European Parliament European Union Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:46:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776325 at http://www.globalpost.com EU Parliament wants fresh negotiations on bloc's budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eu-parliament-wants-fresh-negotiations-blocs-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Parliament on Wednesday called for a fresh negotiation of a contested European Union budget for the rest of the decade that was agreed by leaders at a summit last month.</p> <p>MEPs voted 506 in favour and 161 against with 23 abstentions on a resolution that sought changes, including greater flexibility from one year to another, to the budget for the period between 2014 and 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/eu-parliament-wants-fresh-negotiations-blocs-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Parliament Hannes Swoboda Member of the European Parliament Social Issues AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782154 at http://www.globalpost.com European Parliament demands changes to EU budget deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/european-parliament-demands-changes-eu-budget-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to reject a deal reached by EU leaders on the bloc's next seven-year budget unless significant changes are made to the 960 billion euro (837.68 billion pounds) plan.</p> <p>The Strasbourg vote ended any hope of rapid agreement on the 2014-2020 budget - which must be approved jointly by the parliament and EU governments - instead confirming the need for tricky negotiations that might delay the new spending cycle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/european-parliament-demands-changes-eu-budget-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Parliament European Union European Union Federalism Health Labor Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:53:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782336 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro MP wants tighter rules for EU lobbyists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/euro-mp-wants-tighter-rules-eu-lobbyists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Austrian EU lawmaker laid down the gauntlet Thursday by publishing a two-year diary of freebies offered by lobbyists he says shows a need for regulation and reform.</p> <p>From government-funded trips to the simpler pleasures of a stint in a massage chair offered by an Internet company, Hans-Peter Martin MEP said the total value of such favours offered ran to some 65,000 euros.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/euro-mp-wants-tighter-rules-eu-lobbyists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament Lobbying Military-industrial complex Politics Technology AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:01:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801491 at http://www.globalpost.com 60% have heard about European Parliament's decisions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/60-have-heard-about-european-parliaments-decisions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> More than one-half or 60 percent of economically-active Latvian residents have heard at least something about the European Parliament's decisions, according to a survey conducted by the market, social and media research company "TNS Latvia" and the LNT television channel. 5 percent believe that they are well-informed about the European Parliament's decisions.</p><P>28 percent point out that they do not know anything about the European Parliament's decisions, 7 percent have no opinion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/60-have-heard-about-european-parliaments-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament European Parliament Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:18:22 +0000 Asianet 5804538 at http://www.globalpost.com EU in crunch talks on budget gap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/eu-crunch-talks-budget-gap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading EU officials meet later Monday to try and break a deadlock on the bloc's budget for the rest of the decade with a summit of feuding national leaders looming on May 22.</p> <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe">European</a> Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament head Martin Schulz and current chair for EU governments, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ireland">Irish</a> premier Enda Kenny will meet from 1630 GMT, although no decisions are expected to emerge from the talks. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/eu-crunch-talks-budget-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Parliament European Union European Union Federalism AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 15:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831878 at http://www.globalpost.com Key EU budget talks deliver compromise offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/key-eu-budget-talks-deliver-compromise-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crisis talks between leaders of the EU's three institutions on Monday threw up a compromise on the bloc's 2014-2020 budget, just days before a key <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe">European</a> summit, French EU lawmaker Alain Lamassoure told AFP.</p> <p>European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament chief Martin Schultz and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ireland">Irish</a> premier Enda Kenny, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, struck a deal to break a deadlock over the next budget as a summit of feuding national leaders looms on May 22.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/key-eu-budget-talks-deliver-compromise-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alain Lamassoure Business European Parliament European Union European Union AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 20:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5832087 at http://www.globalpost.com France leads doubters on EU-US free trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/france-leads-doubters-eu-us-free-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain is pushing for reaching a fast and ambitious free trade deal with the United States, but France has successfully marshalled European anxieties to try to limit the EU negotiating mandate for what would be the world's largest free trade deal.</p> <p>"I was alone at the beginning. At the end, I had a large majority in the European Parliament which approved what we wanted," French foreign trade minister Nicole Bricq said following a vote by lawmakers on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/france-leads-doubters-eu-us-free-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament European Union Political philosophy Social Issues AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 04:53:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846242 at http://www.globalpost.com Could youth vote stir up next European elections? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/could-youth-vote-stir-next-european-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anders Melin</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - For decades, elections to the European Parliament have been dismissed as secondary affairs, with turnout declining at every ballot since direct polling began in 1979.</p> <p>But frustration with how Europe's leaders have handled the economic crisis over the past three years, increased political engagement by young voters and the growing influence of the parliament itself could be about to change that.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/could-youth-vote-stir-next-european-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elections European Parliament Social Issues Voter turnout Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 May 2013 15:17:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5848831 at http://www.globalpost.com EU demands answers over 'grave' US intel scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eu-demands-answers-over-grave-us-intel-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The EU has written to the US attorney general demanding swift answers about a huge American Internet spy programme and warning of "grave adverse consequences" for the rights of foreign nationals, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, sent a letter on Monday to US Attorney General Eric Holder saying that the answers he gives when they meet in Dublin this Friday could affect the transatlantic relationship.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eu-demands-answers-over-grave-us-intel-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament European Union Social Issues Technology Viviane Reding AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:32:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856266 at http://www.globalpost.com EU budget deal elusive as parliament digs in heels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/eu-budget-deal-elusive-parliament-digs-heels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators are struggling to conclude talks on the bloc's next long-term budget, risking delays to the disbursement of funds destined for poorer regions and the fight against youth unemployment.</p> <p>Negotiators for member states and the European Parliament are due to meet later on Tuesday to try to finalize the budget, worth nearly 1 trillion euros between 2014-2020. But officials are downbeat on the chances for a deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/eu-budget-deal-elusive-parliament-digs-heels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Parliament European Union European Union Political philosophy Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:35:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860240 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leader announces surprise agreement on 7-year budget for the bloc http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/eu-leader-announces-surprise-agreement-7-year-budget-the-blo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS - The European Commission president says a tentative deal has been reached on a seven-year, 960-billion-euro ($1.27 trillion) budget that will come into effect next year.</p> <p>Jose Manuel Barroso announced the deal Thursday. He said it includes more flexibility than earlier versions.</p> <p>It still needs legislative approval. European Parliament President Martin Schulz called the deal "acceptable."</p> <p>Last week, leading parties in the European Parliament said they wouldn't back an earlier budget deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/eu-leader-announces-surprise-agreement-7-year-budget-the-blo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Parliament European Union Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:32:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 5869077 at http://www.globalpost.com EU reaches political deal on 2014-2020 budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-reaches-political-deal-2014-2020-budget-1 The European Commission and the European Parliament leadership reached a deal on the trillion-euro budget for the next seven years.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-reaches-political-deal-2014-2020-budget-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barroso Business European Parliament European Union President of the European Commission Europe Global Economy AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:32:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5869169 at http://www.globalpost.com