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Election forecast puts EPP in first place

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NEWSCentre-right clearly ahead of socialists, according to PollWatch 2014 prediction.

The latest prediction of the composition of the next European Parliament from PollWatch2014 for the first time puts the centre-right European People's Party clearly ahead of the centre-left Socialists and Democrats.

Improvements for the EPP in opinion-poll ratings in [...] Read more

EV Calendar

Today, 16 April 2014
  • Coreper I, Coreper II, PSC - Council of Ministers
  • ECB Governing Council meeting - European Central Bank - Frankfurt, DE
  • Session - European Parliament
Thursday, 17 April 2014
  • Maundy Thursday (Holiday DE, NO) - National Holiday
  • Maundy Thursday, EU institutions closed - National Holiday
  • Session - European Parliament
Friday, 18 April 2014
  • Orthodox/Coptic Good Friday (Holiday CY, GR) - National Holiday
  • Good Friday, EU institutions closed - National Holiday
  • Good Friday (Holiday in many Christian countries) - Cultural / Religious / Historical
Saturday, 19 April 2014
  • Orthodox Holy Saturday (Holiday CY, GR) - National Holiday
Sunday, 20 April 2014
  • Orthodox/Coptic Easter (Holiday BG, CY, GR, RO) - National Holiday
  • Easter Day (Holiday in many Christian countries) - Cultural / Religious / Historical
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Special report: Access to healthcare

Published Thursday, 10 April 2014

The strain on healthcare systems across the EU.

Healthcare in the time of crisis You need an active subscription to read this article

The financial crisis has put great strains on healthcare systems across the EU.

Too poor to be treated? You need an active subscription to read this article

There are huge gaps between member states when it comes to healthcare provision.

Where science leads, legislation tries to follow You need an active subscription to read this article

EU moves towards a single market for medicines still face national obstacles.

Have sickness, will travel You need an active subscription to read this article

Travelling across borders to receive treatment could become easier.

High hopes for high standards You need an active subscription to read this article

The EU is increasingly looking at ways to improve the quality of care in the member states.

The (un)informed patient You need an active subscription to read this article

Having the correct information about treatment can have life-or-death consequences, but patients are often left in the dark.

Equal care for all? You need an active subscription to read this article

Much of the national and European policy that this special report examines has relied on a central assumption that greater access to healthcare [...]


 

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MEPs should face retribution for poor performance You need an active subscription to read this article

Now is the time to assess and make changes for the future.

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The joys of Luxembourg You need an active subscription to read this article

As MEPs made their last trip to Strasbourg of the 2009-14 term, plenty were pledging to campaign for the European Parliament to have its seat in Brussels (a matter over which they do not have control).

Young at heart You need an active subscription to read this article

Birthday greetings from Neelie Kroes.

No rhyme or reason for rap battle

Improbably, MEPs from four of the biggest political groups faced off in the atrium of the European Parliament last week in a rap contest organised by EU 40, a cross-party group of MEPs under the age of 40, and MTV Voices.

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Documents from the US ministry of foreign affairs signed on 27 March estimate the cost of an overnight visit by Barack Obama and his entourage in Brussels on 25-26 March for the EU-US summit at $1.1 million (€797,000).

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EU seeks to clamp down on financial market excesses

NEWSRules will shine a light on a range of unregulated financial transactions.

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EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis You need an active subscription to read this article

NEWSUS further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia.

The uncertain future of transatlantic trade You need an active subscription to read this article

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COMMENTFar-left protest at event on EU-US trade talks.

  • EU and US bound together by mutual investment You need an active subscription to read this article

  • Germans and Americans support free trade, but distrust remains You need an active subscription to read this article

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    A packed final plenary session You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSMEPs are to vote on some 70 legislative items during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg (14-17 April), the last of the current parliamentary term, as they seek to enact legislation agreed with the member states or to set down the Parliament's position ahead of negotiations in the next term.

    SMEs to benefit from public procurement rules You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSRules affecting complex public-private partnerships also affected.

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    Consumer protection for investors gets an overhaul You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSMore transparency on fees and remuneration.

    Schulz and MEPs clash over OLAF criticism You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSMartin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, has defended his decision to prevent MEPs voting on criticisms of his behaviour in the Dalli affair.

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    Basic right to a bank account You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWS60 million people in the EU do not have a bank account.

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    Far-right parties replace lead candidates You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSBoth of the leading far-right parties in Austria have been forced to replace their lead candidates in the run-up to the European Parliament elections.

    Transferring skilled staff to be made easier

    NEWSIt will be easier for multinationals to transfer highly skilled employees, such as managers or researchers, to their European Union offices, under new migration rules adopted by MEPs yesterday (15 April).

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    If Germany changes, Europe changes You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSOver the next few weeks, European Voice will look at the situation in each of the 28 member states ahead of the European Parliament elections. This week: Germany, Latvia, Malta and the Netherlands. Many of the current MEPs will not be coming back.

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    EU prepared to simplify visa rules if Ukraine meets the conditions You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSParliament agrees to three legal amendments.

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    France promises to hit budget deficit target You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSThe new French government has affirmed that it will stick to a schedule agreed with the European Commission of reducing its deficit below 3% of gross domestic product by 2015.

    EU softens on Bosnian law change You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSThe European Union on Monday eased its call for constitutional change in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a switch from the demand that has dominated its policy towards the country over the past year.

    Taking action against deflation You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTDraghi may cut interest rates to negative levels.

    Finance ministers upbeat about eurozone recovery You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTFinance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Washington over the weekend sounded a cautiously upbeat note about the eurozone economy.

    The wages of weakness You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTThe West should rue its failure to contain Russia when it could.

    Europe's bogus banking union You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTThe banking union will harden the divides between the north and south and the core and periphery.

    The West's financial arsenal You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTA mix of military reluctance and willingness to use financial weapons was evident before the First World War, as it is now in Ukraine.

    Orban tightens grip on power

    NEWSPrime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party is in a uniquely strong position ahead of the European Parliament elections.

    Down-to-earth realist You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTProfile of Jos Delbeke – director-general for climate action.

    The trappings of power You need an active subscription to read this article

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    COMMENTDo the financial rewards attached to EU jobs outweigh the political risks of seeking them?

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    Dutch referendum law approved You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSCitizens can call a national referendum on laws and treaties if they collect 300,000 signatures.

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    Parliament rejects megalorry expansion You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSMEPs approve new safer lorry designs but block a Commission attempt to allow extra-large lorries to cross borders.

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    MEPs split over plastic bag bans You need an active subscription to read this article

    NEWSPlastics industry warns that allowing national bans on non-biodegradable bags will cause single market and environmental problems.

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    Catalan report casts doubt on an accession veto by Spain

    It is "difficult to imagine" that Spain could successfully veto EU entry, a report by the Catalan government has concluded.

    EU holds off on sanctions against Russia

    France says EU leaders could meet next week to decide on economic sanctions against Russia.

    Schulz clashes with MEPs over OLAF criticism You need an active subscription to read this article

    Opening session of Parliament plenary hears allegations of ‘mismanagement' and ‘censorship' concerning the president's handling of an anti-fraud investigation.

    Non-EU citizens barred from European Parliament candidate list

    Party accused of testing Dutch electoral rules with its choice of "list-pushers".

    Four Ukrainians added to EU blacklist You need an active subscription to read this article

    EU foreign ministers extend travel bans, approve financial support to Ukraine and authorise suspension of tariffs.

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    Semi-neutralism You need an active subscription to read this article

    Germany's failure to shoulder responsibility for European defence is dangerous and deplorable.

    How to bring Europe closer to the citizen You need an active subscription to read this article

    The European Parliament elections will be shaped by common concerns over EU policy, rather than by national issues.

    Voters will decide how European the elections are You need an active subscription to read this article

    The results of the European Parliament elections may be difficult to interpret.

    After annexation, destabilisation You need an active subscription to read this article

    Outside powers should support Ukraine, not dictate to it.

    Schulz maintains Parliament's poor disciplinary record You need an active subscription to read this article

    The Parliament has a less-than-proud history of lax enforcement of its own rules.

    More analysis and opinions

    Setting aside green ambition You need an active subscription to read this article

    Campaigners say the Commission has set a dangerous precedent by giving in to a demand to water down greening measures.

    History strikes back You need an active subscription to read this article

    Former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben Ami says Russia and China are demonstrating how far-fetched and complacent the West's post-Cold War views were.

    Clearing away the single market's barriers You need an active subscription to read this article

    Sweden's minister for trade and the Netherlands' minister of economic affairs say liberalising national markets would help to strengthen the EU's single market.

    Barroso's reshuffle You need an active subscription to read this article

    What European Voice thinks of yesterday's reassignment of commissioners.

    Obama's disinterest is a reminder that Europe needs a more strategic outlook You need an active subscription to read this article

    US president came with little to offer Europe.

     
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