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European Parliament condemns 'illegal' US drone strikes

European lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last week to condemn US unmanned aerial drone strikes as violations of international law and of the sovereignty of targeted nations.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

EU Parliament names Snowden finalist for the 2013 Sakharov Prize

Brussels - The European Parliament has named Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower, a finalist for the coveted and prestigious international human rights award, the 2013 Sakharov Prize. Jesselyn Radack of GAP read a statement by Snowden to the EU Parliament on Monday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

EU Parliament Civil Liberties Committee to investigate NSA spying

Brussels - As global repercussions grow in response to Edward Snowden's disclosure of the worldwide NSA surveillance, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, created by the European Parliament, has scheduled a series of meetings.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

European Parliament members warn US drone policy destabilizing

Brussels - European politicians warn that US drone policy puts "global stability and international order at risk" through the policy of targeted extrajudicial killing of suspected terrorists.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 9 comments

European Parliament to vote on resolution banning all pornography

Brussels - On March 12 MEP's are to vote on a resolution calling for the elimination of "gender stereotypes in the EU." Article 17 of the resolution proposes a ban on all pornography in the media and could lead to Internet censorship if passed.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 8 comments

MEPs cost British taxpayers more than Westminster politicians

As the debate over the U.K. remaining in the European Union continues, figures regarding the costs of European Members of Parliament (MEPs) have been revealed as three times higher than those of Westminster politicians.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

End for ACTA in Europe as EC withdraws court appeal over treaty

Brussels - It's pretty much the end of the road for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as least as far as Europe is concerned. ACTA, which would protect copyright over free speech on the Internet, will not feature in the EU.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

European Parliament rejects ACTA

Strasbourg - It is now official: the European Parliament has today rejected the draconian Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in a plenary session.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

The International Trade Committee of EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Brussels - The INTA committee rejected the controversial legislation by 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions, and is the fourth and final committee to deliver its report on ACTA.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Review: The latest UKIP videos

If you thought politics was both boring and deadly serious, check out the latest videos uploaded to YouTube by the UK Independence Party.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

UKIP leader Farage furore over Nazi jibe in European Parliament

British eurosceptic MP Nigel Farage caused outrage amongst German politicians in the European Parliament when he compared the proposals to demand Greek budgetary sovereignty, to a Nazi occupation.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning faces military court for first time

US Army analyst Bradley Manning – accused of leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks – is today facing a court for the first time since his incarceration in May 2010.
In the Media by Andrew John - 4 comments

Bradley Manning gets support from his mother’s home nation, Wales

Two European Parliament members from Wales have added their names to an open letter protesting about the treatment of Bradley Manning, the US Army analyst alleged to have leaked sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks.
In the Media by Andrew John - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Bilderberg – some dare call it conspiracy

Strasbourg - Thirty years ago, only ‘right wing extremists’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’ dared to mention the Bilderberg Group. Earlier this month, it was openly accused in the European Parliament of colluding with the media.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

New EU Maternity Leave Proposal Facing Opposition

A European Union proposal to extend compulsory maternity leave to 20 weeks with full pay is being met with criticism from some member states, on grounds ranging from being too onerous for employers to being unfair to fathers.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Finnish Court Upholds Suspension of Priest Elected to EU Body

When Mitro Repo, a priest in the Finnish Orthodox Church, was elected as a member of the European Parliament, he ran afoul of church laws dating back more than 1500 years.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Clinton says US ís an older democracy than Europe's'

Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows on her first visit to Europe as secretary of state when she mispronounced her EU counterparts' names and claimed US democracy was older than Europe's. She visited Egypt ,Israel and the Far East before stopping in Brussels.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 7 comments

Euro-Parliament is a Soviet-dictatorship says Czech president

Czech president Václav Klaus' formal speech at the usually so sedate European Parliament in Brussels raised so many hackles among the socialists that dozens walked out in protest - proving Klaus' claim that the EP brooked no opposite viewpoints.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

Op-Ed: Euro Parliament Shoots Down Internet Piracy Proposal

"The vote shows that MEPs want to strike a balance between the interests of rights holders and those of consumers, and that big measures like cutting off internet access shouldn't be used."
In the Media by Brant David McLaughlin
 

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