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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....

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...

20-04-2015
FUND FOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS: THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SUPPORT THE JUNCKER PLAN…

…  but not the budgetary cuts for the programs. A negotiation mandate on the Juncker Plan in favour of a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been supported by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Its goal is to guarantee growth and jobs creation. However, the MEPs contested the projects aimed at sustaining this...

28-04-2015
LA POLOGNE DOIT SIGNER L'ACCORD DE SIÈGE DE FRONTEX

"L’opinion publique s’interroge «  que fait l’Europe » face à l’explosion des flux migratoires venant du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique ? La succession de nos « minutes de silence », rythmée par la multiplication des tragédies en Méditerranée ressemble à un aveu pathétique d’impuissance. ...

25-04-2015
A PLEA FOR A EUROPEAN APPRENTICESHIP

“Europe often appears far away from our fellow citizens' preoccupations. If one of its aspects is likely to be put to the test, it is youth unemployment, a scandalous scourge that darkens our future. In 2014, more than 5,3 million youngsters were unemployed, that is to...