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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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...

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...

24-03-2015
"WHEN FIRE IS IN THE HOUSE, NO NEED TO ARGUE OVER THE PRICE OF WATER!"

« Brussels, March 25th 2015 Dear colleagues, I just came back from a joint mission of the Defence and Budget Committees, in Kiev. In Ukraine, the crisis is on all fronts. War has not stopped. Casualties are heavy, every day brings more deaths and hundreds of thousands are running away from war zones. The economy is constricted, inflation is sky-rocketing...

14-04-2015
I PLEAD FOR A EUROPEAN UNION ATTUNED WITH TODAY'S REALITIES

"The modification of the regulation establishing the 2014-2020 multiannual framework has, of course, to be voted. However, this necessity reveals our procedures' complexity, cumbersomeness, and sluggishness. While everybody is sounding the alarm in front of the chronic investment deficit in Europe, which is burdening growth and unleashing mass unemployment,...

22-03-2015
UKRAINE AT A CROSSROADS: EUROPE OR RUSSIA?

“If the fall of the Soviet Union allowed Ukraine to gain its independence, its successive governments did not broke off with the oligarchic model of governance underpinned by the nomenklatura of the Single Party and organised crime. Falling into misery and deprived of hope in the future, the Ukrainian people rioted when President Viktor Ianoukovitch...