Three years after the Bataclan attack, Europe still has lessons to learn on tackling terrorism

The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism voted yesterday evening on its report looking at the practical and legislative deficiencies in the fight against terrorism in Europe.
The vote took place exactly three years after a series of attacks claimed the lives of 130 people in Paris, one of a series of deadly terrorist attacks that happened across Europe in the past few years.

Merkel's pro-European sentiment is not enough. EPP must show what type of Europe they truly stand for, says Bullmann

In the latest of the series of debates on the Future of Europe in the European Parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel came before the plenary this afternoon. Responding to her intervention on behalf of the Socialists and Democrats Group,
Group president Udo Bullmann said:

S&D: A new war in the Gaza Strip must be prevented

Following the recent Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and rockets from Palestinian armed groups that brought several casualties and injuries, the S&D strongly condemns all violent action against civilians and calls on all parties to put an immediate end to the violence.
S&D vice-president, Elena Valenciano, stated:

S&Ds call on the Council to join the fight to improve the lives of working parents and carers in the EU

Ahead of the meeting of EU governments’ representatives on Wednesday, the Socialists and Democrats call on the European Council to come to the negotiation table with a renewed mandate in order to achieve the common goal of improving rights for working parents and carers.

European Citizen Action Service - ECAS

Ahead of the vote on CO2 standards for trucks: Automotive suppliers call for realistically ambitious

Tomorrow in Strasbourg, members of the European Parliament will vote on their position on CO2 standards for heavy duty vehicles, likely adopting targets that go significantly beyond the already ambitious proposals made by the European Commission.  

Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

Wind energy is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook released today.

S&Ds: We need an independent way to monitor democracy and the rule of law situation in EU member states

The European Parliament today voted on a resolution on the rule of law situation in Romania. S&D MEPs supported the resolution, but again stressed the need for the creation of an independent mechanism to monitor the situation of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in each member state. The Parliament will vote on a resolution tomorrow calling on the European Commission to create such a mechanism.

ACCA joins the European Alliance for Apprenticeships at major event - European Vocational Skills Week 2018

From 5 - 9 November 2018, ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) participated in the third European Vocational Skills Week, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency, to show the value of vocational and educational training (VET) at all stages in life. At the event, ACCA also signed its pledge to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.

CLEAN ENERGY: S&Ds lead EU transition towards increased energy savings and more renewables

During a plenary debate yesterday, Socialists and Democrats explained the successful outcome of recent negotiations with the Council of the European Union on the Clean Energy Package. Tomorrow, the plenary will back the deal reached by the parliament’s negotiators Mirolsav Poche and José Blanco for a new Energy Efficiency Directive and a Renewable Energy Directive, along with a new regulation on energy governance.


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