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  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Thu, 18/12/2014 - 07:09

    The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). According to the Kherson regional border guard department, Russian military have withdrawn from...
  • Steel sector: innovating to preserve EU industry

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:54

    "The steel industry plays a key role in the European economy. We cannot stand by helpless while production is reduced and jobs are lost," said Antonio Tajani MEP, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the sidelines of a vote on a resolution on defending...
  • Steel sector: innovating to preserve EU industry

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:54

    "The steel industry plays a key role in the European economy. We cannot stand by helpless while production is reduced and jobs are lost," said Antonio Tajani MEP, First Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the sidelines of a vote on a resolution on defending...
  • New measures to counter unfair Russian trade practices in Moldova

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 13:07

    “The EPP Group continues to be one of the most active supporters of Moldova's European option”, said Iuliu Winkler MEP, Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee, on Wednesday in Strasbourg, after the adoption of the European Parliament’s...
  • The martyrdom of the Pakistani children

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:37

    The students, the majority of them children of the first elementary, communicate how the attackers used them as human shields before detonating their explosive belt. "They fired repeatedly against those who had already fallen to the ground. They were looking for us in...
  • Deal on EU Budget 2015 allows for jobs and growth

    Date: Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:15

    “It was the Parliament’s unity and tenacity that brought about this good deal on the amending budgets for 2014, the 2015 budget and an EU payment plan. This arrangement allows the EU Institutions to remain credible and strengthens our priorities on jobs and growth”,...
  • Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:58

    On 15 December, the SMM monitored the rotation of Ukrainian army personnel based at Donetsk International Airport. The SMM observed two green military trucks carrying 36 Ukrainian soldiers and a third military truck containing food, water and supplies. The trucks were...
  • Pakistan Taliban kill school children in massacre

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:53

    Around 126 people, mostly children, have been killed during a Taliban assault on an army-run school located in Pakistan. This was confirmed by officials situated in the area. It has been reported that 5 or 6 militants entered the building where 5 have been killed, with...
  • EU-funded investments in airports provide poor value for money, say EU auditors

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:13

    A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that EU-funded investments in airports have not generated the expected results and have produced poor value for money. Due to a lack of adequate planning and forecasting, say EU auditors, some of...
  • Public sector auditors attend Seminar on European Court of Auditors

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:42

    Public sector auditors this morning attended a Seminar on European Court of Auditors (ECA) developments and initiatives in connection with the audit of the European Union budget.  The National Audit Office (NAO) performs audit work on funds from the EU budget spent in...

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