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Candidates’ quotes (11 April)
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Candidates’ quotes (11 April)

Alexis Tsipras (GUE/NGL) Ecology: “The ecological transformation of production encompasses the widest possible range of policy domains, such as: a tax reform, which would change the logic of taxation, the elimination of environmentally harmful subsidies, the preservation of biodiversity, the replacement of conventional energy with renewables,  the organic farming and sustainable transportation, as well as … Continue reading

Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate
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Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate

A first debate opposed Jean-Claude Juncker, the EPP (centre-right) candidate, and Martin Schulz, the PES (socialist) candidate on Wednesday evening, in French, on France 24. The two men who hope to take over from José Manuel Barroso, the current President of the European Commission, presented their views on the economic crisis (origins and recommended solutions), … Continue reading

European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”
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European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”

On March 14th, 9 candidates for the European elections in Luxembourg gathered for a round table organised by the European Parliament’s Information Office in Luxembourg and the CLAE. The subject of the conference, “Which Europe do we want in 2020?” led participants to discuss successively measures to overcome the crisis, challenges posed by free movement … Continue reading

What has Europe done for you? 31 March – 6 April 2014
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What has Europe done for you? 31 March – 6 April 2014

In this week’s edition, you will particularly read about how the EU institutions act to develop consumer rights (telecom package, banking and financial products), to make aviation greener and to ensure freedom of establishment is respected by national tax systems. Also, don’t forget to have a look at our special page on EP2014 elections! European … Continue reading

Candidates’ quotes (4 April 2014)
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Candidates’ quotes (4 April 2014)

Jean-Claude Juncker (EPP) European Commission: “I want to co-decide with national governments on the selection of Commissioners. I want Commissioners who have gained experience at national, regional and local level. I will not accept Commissioners who are the result of party-political bargaining or which need a quiet retirement job in Brussels.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) European Commission: … Continue reading