Alyn Smith MEP elected President of EFA

Alyn Smith, who continues to campaign fiercely against Brexit, has been elected President of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament. He succeeds Catalan MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras who stood down at the recent European election. An MEP for the Scottish National Party (SNP) since 2004, Smith was recently re-elected to the European Parliament, where he…

Green Call for EU Tax Justice

The Greens/EFA group have launched a 10-point plan for tax justice in the European Union, which will form part of its core demands for the coming legislative period in the European Parliament.  The Greens/EFA Group has already been at the forefront of driving demands to combat excessive tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering in…

Tusk Happy with Voter Turnout for EP Election

European council president Donald Tusk says he is “very happy” about the turnout in the EU elections, the highest for 20 years. Tusk said the 50 per cent turnout makes the parliament “more representative.” He said, “First and foremost, we are very happy about the turnout, which was the highest in 25 years.  “This proves…

Civil rights organisation New Europeans to receive Schwarzkopf Europe Award in Berlin

The civil rights organisation  New Europeans has won the prestigious Schwarzkopf Europe Award following an online poll of 18 to 35 year olds across the European Union. New Europeans will receive the award at a ceremony in Berlin today (3 June) and the award will be presented by former European Parliament President Martin Schulz, himself a former recipient of…

Norica Nicolai Welcomes Guy Verhofstadt to Bucharest

Guy Verhofstadt is known to be a strong campaigner for European solidarity, and has been very a active in the European Parliament election campaigns as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats to support all liberal parties across Europe. Earlier this week, he rattled the cage of the crusty British establishment by promoting the slogan “Bollocks…

MRR report finds demand for mineral wool market impacted by lung disease effect of inhalation

By Eli Hadzhieva,Guest Contributor A report released by Market Research Reports (MRR) has concluded that “the fact that slivers of mineral wool when inhaled can cause lung disease affects the demand for the overall mineral wool market”.  The report also focused on the need for precautions to be taken when installing the material. The MRR…

Fixing Europe

by Shada Islam, Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe It’s in the open. Clear and almost official: Donald Trump’s America is in a ‘clash of civilisations’ with Iran, China and – wait for it – the World Trade Organization.  Washington’s list of foes is long and growing longer. Trump and his aides…

UK Employment Statistics Positive: McIntyre

New UK jobs figures show “progress on all fronts”, says the Conservative Party’s employment spokesman in Brussels. Anthea McIntyre pointed to falling unemployment in tandem with rising wages as clear evidence that government policies were transforming Britain’s jobs landscape. Welcoming the latest employment statistics McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said: “We have let…

EU Must Deliver on Social Policies or Face the Consequences

Trust in political institutions will plummet if decision-makers fail to follow up on promises to improve EU social policies, warns Europe’s largest social civil society network. Invited to represent civil society at the European Commission’s fourth Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth, Social Platform called on EU and national decision-makers to end the practice of introducing…