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European Parliament and Council strike a deal on Accessibility Act

The European Parliament and Council negotiators have struck a deal on the European Accessibility Act, meaning that smartphones,...
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EC quizzed by MEP Alfred Sant on Ryanair’s baggage policy

MEP Alfred Sant has quizzed the European Commission on Ryanair’s baggage policy, asking if it has any plans...
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European Parliament approves Sant’s proposals on EU island regions

A resolution has been approved by the European position on the 2019 annual budget which includes amendments by...
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EC joins forces with world aquariums to fight plastic pollution

The European Commission has announced that it is is joining forces with the United Nations Environment Programme and...
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MEPs call for stepping up on EU climate commitments

MEPs said today that the impact of a 2°C rise would bring “profound, likely irreversible consequences” and advocate...
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An increase of 5% should be put on EU minimum wage levels – Sant

“Where the national minimum wage exists in EU countries, in the current favourable economic context, the minimum wage...
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EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021, backed today by MEPs

MEPs have backed an EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021, this will include, single-use cutlery, cotton...
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Debate on October’s EU summit dominated by Brexit and migration

MEPs welcomed the EU’s unified approach on Brexit and criticised the Council’s inaction on key dossiers, such as...
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People with ASD are still too often subject to humiliation – Alfred Sant

MEP Alfred Sant has said that figures from the World Health Organisation state that 1 in 160 children...
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New €100 and €200 banknotes to start circulating May 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has this week unveiled the new €100 and €200 banknotes, which will incorporate...
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MEPs propose ways to boost plastics recycling and tackle marine litter

MEPs are proposing ways to boost plastics recycling. They advocate creating a genuine single market for recycled plastics,...
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New EP plans to improve tap water quality and cut plastic litter

New plans have been outlined to improve tap water quality and cut plastic litter. The European Parliament’s Committee...
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European Commission registers ‘End the Cage Age’ initiative

A European Citizens’ Initiative entitled  – End the Cage Age –  is to be registered by the College...
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New rules mean energy intensive and inefficient light bulbs can’t be sold

Energy intensive and inefficient halogen light bulbs are no longer able to be sold across the European Union...
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