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MEPs Call For EU To Push Ahead With Foreign Policy Commitments Amidst War In Ukraine

MEPs are calling for the EU to push ahead with foreign policy commitments in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine. In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, MEPs are calling for the Versailles Declaration to be implemented more rapidly through a step-change in EU Foreign, Security and Defence policy.  In a collection of recommendations adopted … Continued

MEPs Call For More Transparent Allocation Of Fishing Quotas

MEPs are asking for a more transparent allocation of fishing quotas in European Union member states. MEPs who form part of the Fisheries Committee said that the use of environmentally friendly fishing practices or contribution to the local economy should be taken into account when distributing fishing quotas in EU member states. Even though the … Continued

‘Future Of Europe Is Tied To Future Of Ukraine,’ EP President Metsola Says

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said that “the future of Europe is tied to the future of Ukraine,” in a speech at the closing ceremony of the Conference on the Future of Europe.  During her speech, Metsola spoke about the gap that exists between people’s expectations of what the European Union should deliver and what … Continued

Report On Final Outcome Of The Future Of Europe Conference To Be Presented To EP President Metsola Today

A report on the final outcome of the Conference on the Future of Europe will be presented to European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and other Presidents of the EU institutions later today. Later today, three Co-Chairs of the Executive Board will present a final report of the Conference on the Future of Europe to EP … Continued

Frontex Faces Controversy Again As It Fails To Get MEPs’ Approval On 2020 Accounts

The European Parliament is delaying signing off on the accounts of the EU border control agency, Frontex. MEPs have signed off on the 2020 budgets of most of the EU’s bodies, except for Frontex, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Council. In a vote by a show of hands, Parliament withheld their approval … Continued

From Data Retrieval To Tackling Terrorist Content: MEPs Vote In Favour Of Increasing Europol’s Powers

The European Parliament gave the final green light to grant new powers to Europol. On Wednesday, MEPs endorsed a deal reached in February by the Parliament and Council negotiators on strengthening the mandate of Europol, the EU’s police agency, which supports police investigations carried out by member states. Under the new rules, Europol will be … Continued

Single European Elections Looming Over The Horizon As MEPs Work On Major Reforms

A single European Parliament election could become a reality in a few years’ time with MEPs kicking off reforms that could see major changes to the 27 individual MEP elections. On Tuesday, the Parliament adopted a legislative initiative report that seeks to overhaul the rules for the European election.  Under the system devised by MEPs, … Continued

Common Chargers Will Soon Become Reality After EU Starts Negotiations

The European Parliament has announced that is ready to start negotiations on a common charger in a bid to reduce e-waste and make usage of different electronic devices more convenient.  MEPs who form part of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, including PL MEP Alex Agius Saliba who has been pushing for this initiative, … Continued

Malta Moves Up Three Places On The World Press Freedom Index, But Still Seen As ‘Problematic’

Despite Malta’s press freedom environment improving according to the 2022 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index, the situation remains “problematic”. The report, which was published on World Press Freedom Day, revealed that Malta’s press freedom environment is now ranked 78th in the world, a slight rise from last year’s ranking at 81st. However, … Continued

Future Of Europe Conference Ends With 325 Proposals For Wide-Ranging Reforms

The Future of Europe Conference concluded its work on Saturday with MEPs announcing that the Parliament will be kick-starting multiple EU reforms. The Future of Europe Conference concluded on Saturday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where a consensus was reached on its final draft proposals. In total, 325 proposals to achieve 49 objectives across … Continued