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1707, 2019

A snapshot of Ursula von der Leyen’s address to MEPs

Karen Coleman takes you through some of the main points made by Ursula von der Leyen yesterday (July 16th) during her address to MEPs in Strasbourg before they voted on [...]

1607, 2019

Von der Leyen makes big promises on climate change with “Green Deal”

The nominated president of the European Commission made big promises this morning on tackling climate change. During her address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Ursula von der Leyen vowed [...]

1607, 2019

Von der Leyen promises full gender equality on EU Commissioners

The nominated president of the European Commission says she wants full gender equality when it comes to the new cabinet of European Commissioners. Ursula von der Leyen was speaking in [...]

1507, 2019

MEPs to vote on Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination Tuesday

The big event in the European Parliament this week will be the vote on the nominated president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The German Defence Minister will make [...]

1007, 2019

FG Maria Walsh on her goals in the European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh talks to Karen Coleman about the issues she wants to focus on during her mandate as an MEP for Ireland's Midlands North-West constituency. She [...]

807, 2019

Ciarán Cuffe, Green Party MEP on the work ahead

The new Dublin MEP Ciarán Cuffe talks to Karen Coleman about how he and his party colleagues in the European Parliament are going to implement the Green policies they promised [...]

307, 2019

Clare Daly on life as a new MEP

The Independents for Change MEP Clare Daly talks to Karen Coleman about settling into life as a new MEP and the work she's going to focus on during her time [...]

307, 2019

Irish MEPs demand access to Parliament for Catalan separatists

The Independents 4 Change MEP Clare Daly and the Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh talk to Karen Coleman about the protests that took place outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg [...]

2406, 2019

The battle for the Presidency of the European Commission

21st June 2019. EU leaders failed to agree on who should become the next President of the European Commission when they met during an EU summit in Brussels this week. [...]

2203, 2018

Interview with Ibrahim Halawa and Lynn Boylan MEP

In March 2018, the Irish man Ibrahim Halawa who spent more than 4 years in prison in Egypt, came to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to talk about his experiences [...]

211, 2017

Worrying gaps in Europe’s readiness for the knowledge economy

There are worrying gaps in Europe when it comes to the ability of different EU countries, regions and cities to innovate and develop knowledge-based economies. That’s my take from a [...]

2109, 2017

Halawa’s acquittal a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak landscape

The news this week that Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted in Egypt of all charges against him caught many of us by surprise. After so many false hopes in his farcical [...]

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