European Parliament

Another face of globalisation

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The consolidation of one of the chief industries fuelling globalisation has been reduced to a bitter fight in a tiny corner of Europe. News that Arcelor’s latest defensive move against Indian-origin entrepreneur Lakshmi Mittal...

Our Aim Your Europe

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The next Statutory Congress will take place in Rome on March 30-31, 2006 and will coincide with the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the EPP. At the very onset let me congratulate your able leadership and the...

EU must maintain momentum on energy issue

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It is high time that we made energy a top priority both on national and EU levels. The Austrian Presidency has committed to putting energy at the top of the agenda. With the EU...

Carbon Capture and Storage

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Last week I hosted a hearing on the issue of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), also known as carbon sequestration. It was an opportunity for me and others in the European Parliament to hear...

A common energy policy for Europe ?

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The recent gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine has opened the eyes of European decision makers and provoked a change of heart in national capitals on the EU energy debate. The time has now...

On Smoking

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Smoking provides a massive cost to the health systems of Europe. The tobacco companies profit from their goods. They find ways to market their addictive products, to reach children and adults, to make them...

Kazakhstan: Dialogue of civilisation in action

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Bolstered by last December’s presidential elections, President Nursultan Nazarbayev continues to lead the drive to open up Kazakhstan’s economy, political spectrum and interethnic accord since the country claimed independence in 1991. Former Head of...

Arrival of digitalbroadcasting

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The Energy, Industry and Research Committee of the European Parliament monitors very closely the European switchover process from terrestrial analogue to digital broadcasting. The resolution entitled “The Switchover to Digital Technology” was accepted with...

Europe must escape the “sustainability trap”

Every day up to 1,200 jobs are lost in the industrial sector in Germany, one of the most industrialised countries in Europe. A trend shared by a lot of member states of the Union....

The renewal of Europe after 1945

The European Parliament commemorated last week the 60th anniversary of the end of the World War II. For the first time members from all 25 member states, including from eight countries in Central and...

European Parliament set to battle ‘opt-out’ in Working Time Directive

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In a candid interview Stephen Hughes Member of European Parliament (PES) spoke to Alexander B. Coronakis about the “Working Time” Directive and pros and cons of its implications for workers. For our readers, can you...