All posts tagged European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Top stories: 7-13 September 2013

  • European Parliament launches ‘This time it’s different’ campaign: the ACT.REACT.IMPACT campaign launched by the EP on Tuesday will last a year, until the new Commission takes office in November 2014. The campaign aims to explain Parliament’s powers, focussing on five themes: the economy, quality of life, money, jobs and Europe in the world. The campaign includes social media, videos, information seminars, conferences and debates, and will cost €16 million. Europolitics; EurActiv; Euobserver; New Europe; EU Reporter
  • Barroso delivers State of the Union 2013 address in Strasbourg: In his speech, Barroso stated that the very fact the European bloc got through the financial crisis is a major achievement. In a speech that made several references to Europe’s bloody past, he also warned of the dangers of reversing EU integration. With just a few months to go before the EU institutions finish the current legislative period ahead of the EU elections, Barroso promised to table proposals on the social dimension of Europe, on industrial policy, as well as legislation on how to punish member states that violate the EU’s democratic norms. EurActiv; Euobserver. Europa.eu; Euractiv; Europolitics

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