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David Sassoli is a new President of the European Parliament

David Sassoli

3.7.2019 – Today, MEPs elected David Sassoli as the new President of the European Parliament. He received 345 of the 667 valid ballots in the second round. David Sassoli was born on May 30, 1956 in Florence. Since 2009, he has been re-elected to the Italian Democratic Party (S & D) for the third term [...]

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Game of EU Thrones

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1.6.2019 – The European Parliament’s elections that concluded on May 26 turned out to be a Game of Thrones replay – a long and complex story with a surprising and, for many, unsatisfactory outcome. As with Game of Thrones, some fans are calling for a different ending. They would like to sack the authors and [...]

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Preliminary results of the European elections

European ELECTION preliminary results 2019

27.5.2019 – Turnout was up, apparently between 45 and 50% (preliminary results) across the continent, the center-right, center-left groupings lost seats and Euroskeptic parties did well in Italy, Sweden, Hungary and Poland but fell short of a surge across the region. Also the Greens and Liberals prospered. The results county by country are here: here [...]

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From idea to justice – books and copyrights

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30.4.2019 – The European Parliament Office in Slovenia invites to the round table: “From idea to justice – books and copyrights”, which will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 16.30 in the EU House on Dunajska cesta 20. The pannelist are: – Nika Kovač, author, director of the Institute March 8th – Jasmin [...]

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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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European Parliament’s vote in favour of the copyright reform

26.3.2019 – Today, the European Parliament voted in favor of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions. The Copyright Directive protects freedom of expression, a core value of the European Union. It sets strong safeguards for users, making clear that [...]

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Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize laureate


14.12.2018 – Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director and writer, an outspoken opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. On 10 May 2014, he was arrested in Simferopol, Crimea, on charges of plotting acts of terrorism against the Russian ‘de facto’ rule in Crimea. In May 2014, Sentsov was arrested by the Russian security service [...]

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Mark Zuckerberg has lost control of Facebook

Mark Zockerberg

29.11.2018 – When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his company. As one of the few politicians ever to have confronted Zuckerberg in person, I was happy for the opportunity. But, much to my frustration, [...]

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The winner of the European Citizenship Award 2018


7.6.2018 – The European Parliament today announced the winner of the European Citizenship Award for 2018. The award was given to the Slovenian Beekeeper Association for the initiative to declare the World Bee Day and promoting international cooperation and European integration in the implementation of this initiative. The European Beekeepers’ Association was nominated by all [...]

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Responses of the Slovene MEPs to the speech of Croatian prime minister in the EP

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6.2. 2018 – Statements by MEPs from Slovenia during the debate with Crotian Prime minister on the Future of Europe and arbitration on the Croatian and Slovenia border dispute. Lojze Peterle (EPP): “Commissioner Mimica, Prime Minister, dear Andrej, welcome and thank you for the clear words about the future of Europe. I welcome the ambitions [...]

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EP Plenary Session 5 – 8 February 2018 – Live from EP

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4.2.2018 – EP Plenary session in Strasbourg. Highlights: Croatian Prime Minister Anderj Plenković giving a speech on the Future of Europe ( with the questions of the MEP’s at the end); New European Strategy for the Western Balkans, EU after Brexit, Online shopping – how to prevent geographical limitations More : here Source: EC Press

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2018 budget adopted


30.11.2017-In the next year’s budget, MEPs provided more support for the unemployed young people and additional funding for the small and medium-sized enterprises, research programs and the Erasmus + program.The commitments for 2018 amount to EUR 160.1 billion, and the approved payments  amount to EUR 144.7 billion. After the Council formally approved a conciliation agreement [...]

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Live -stream on “Irangate” from EP


27.11.2017-European Parliament will on the 28 November investigate the recent shocking revelations of the Slovenian state-owned bank allegedly laundering €1 billion from Iran. The EU must get to the bottom of this outrage. Follow live-stream :here Background Between 2008 and 2011 NLB ( Slovene national bank) laundered about $ 1 billion euro. The Irangate Affair [...]

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Zero tolerance for sexual harassment and abuse

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25.10.2017-Members strongly condemn any form of sexual violence and deplore the fact that these acts are too easily tolerated. Perpetrators must be punished, they add. During a debate about sexual harassment at the European Parliament on Wednesday, several MEPs held up ‘Me Too’ placards in the chamber in solidarity with victims and to demonstrate that [...]

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Proposal to protect whistle-blowers in the EU

Daphne Caruana Galizia

24.10.2017 – Committee on Legal Affairs of the EP Calls on the Commission, after carrying out an assessment of the appropriate legal base enabling the EU to take further action, to present before the end of this year a horizontal legislative proposal establishing a comprehensive common regulatory framework which will guarantee a high level of [...]

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