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23-06-2015
TRANSATLANTIC TREATY : PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE

“And a day will come where we will see these two gigantic groups, the United States of America, the United States of Europe, facing each other, reaching out to each other, over the seas, trading their products, their commerce, their industries, their arts, their engineering”. Thus was speaking Victor Hugo in 1849. He was already dreaming of a...

02-06-2015
"COUPLONS LA MARQUE PRESTIGIEUSE QU'EST ERASMUS AVEC LA VOIE ROYALE VERS L'EMPLOI QU'EST L'APPRENTISSAGE"

Monsieur le Président, Mesdames, Messieurs, Je suis heureux de vous saluer au moment où s'ouvre notre conférence sur la mobilité des apprentis en Europe. Nous avons l'ambition d'en faire un activateur de la formation professionnelle par alternance. J'ai l'honneur de prendre la parole devant vous au nom d'un collectif de députés européens, élus...

12-05-2015
EU PARLIAMENT BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIR TALKS TO FRENCH PAPER ABOUT GREEK DEBT

[Quatremer] Why are the negotiations dragging on for ever?   [Arthuis] It has to be understood that the negotiations would have been held regardless of the government that emerged from the 25 January election: If Greece wants to get at the 7.2 billion euros that the euro area and the IMF have promised, it has to undertake to bring in more reforms....

25-05-2015
ONE YEAR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

The European Union is indeed the most beautiful peace project of the entire history of our continent. So how come this Union gives so much arguments to populists? The Eurozone does not escape from the economic quagmire. The migratory flows converge towards our countries as a result of our own initiatives. Disorganised and media-focused actions lead...

07-05-2015
WILL THE « AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE » FINALLY BE OPENED TO APPRENTICES?

Since the beginning of my MEP mandate, one of my top priorities was the development of an Erasmus program designed for apprentices. Youth unemployment in Europe is scandalously high. Even though its rate varies from a country to another, it globally stays at an unacceptable level. However, I noticed that countries where young people were easily...