EU Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager on Friday (29 May) hit back by at criticism she is being too tough on the bailout package for Germany’s air carrier Lufthansa.
Some two years of heated debate on EU copyright reform on Tuesday (26 March) finally convinced the European Parliament to vote 348 in favour and 274 against.
“An MEP spearheading demands for a secret ballot on a transparency vote at the European Parliament’s plenary on Thursday (31 January) says it is needed to protect colleagues from a public backlash. The Thursday vote spans proposals to require leading MEPs, like committee chairs, to publish meetings with registered lobbyists. (…)”
“Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s European allies on Tuesday (11 September) demanded that he makes last-minute concessions on measures curbing academic freedom and civil society – in order to avoid triggering of the EU’s sanction procedure. (…)”
“The European Commission has announced a new transparency drive, promising that contacts with lobbyists will have to be publicly recorded and that documents relating to a controversial EU-US trade made available to all MEPs.”
“Brussels – MEPs in a debate on Wednesday (9 October) condemned Russia’s recent trade ban on Lithuanian dairy imports, the latest in a series of bans seen as attempts to torpedo the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy. (…)”