Tag: European parliament

Isabel Carvalhais: “Our role in the EP does not just reflect the concerns of states or governments”

Isabel Carvalhais: “Our role in the EP does not just reflect the concerns of states or governments”

Don’t you think there is a power vacuum for a parliament that represents nearly 500 million people? There is a codecision procedure between Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The European Commission attends the negotiations on legislative files and is what we call the honest broker. Basically he presented his bill and then […]

Sandra Pereira: “The end of the unanimity rule will be very damaging to Portugal”

Sandra Pereira: “The end of the unanimity rule will be very damaging to Portugal”

Does the European Parliament lack tools to be more effective in the lives of Europeans? What we feel is that the intervention we have is often limited. Let me give you some examples: the questions we can ask the Commission – we can ask 20 questions every three months. But there are situations where we […]

Francisco Guerreiro: “If people knew what the far right is defending here, they wouldn’t vote for Chega”

Francisco Guerreiro: “If people knew what the far right is defending here, they wouldn’t vote for Chega”

What has changed in Parliament after the end of the pandemic? I would say an opportunity was missed. We had the opportunity to use a mixed system where the physical part was reconciled with the virtual part, which was some commission work that could be done virtually. This saves costs for the European Parliament and […]

MEPs urge the 27 to include abortion in the fundamental rights of the EU

MEPs urge the 27 to include abortion in the fundamental rights of the EU

© Nuno Pinto Fernandes/Global Images Author: Portugal/TSF The European Parliament (EP) called this Thursday for the inclusion of abortion in the fundamental rights of the European Union (EU), in response to the “increasing attacks on women”, specifically with the annulment, in the United States, of the right to interrupt a pregnancy. . In a non-binding […]

Gas shortage is a real “risk” in Europe. Iberian Peninsula can help solve crises

Gas shortage is a real “risk” in Europe. Iberian Peninsula can help solve crises

The port of Sines will be a strategic point that can help solve the energy crisis © AFP Author: Guilherme de Sousa in Strasbourg The president of the parliamentary committee for Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament affirms that the gas interconnections in the Iberian Peninsula, such as Sines, will play an important […]

MEPs support Russia’s suspension from Interpol

MEPs support Russia’s suspension from Interpol

European Parliament © Clemens Bilan/EPA Author: Lusa The European Parliament defended this Tuesday that the European Union (EU) must work to suspend Russia from Interpol, considering Moscow’s access to data from the International Criminal Police Organization to be dangerous. The position of the MEPs is contained in a report with the recommendations of the assembly […]

The EU decarbonisation project lingers in Parliament

The EU decarbonisation project lingers in Parliament

The big legislative package to decarbonise European Union stuck today European parliamentunable to agree on a position to negotiate with the European Commission and the Council on the reform of the Co2 emissionsone of the pillars of the EU’s climate transformation. A change that late in the European People’s Partybacked by liberals and Eurosceptics, it […]

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