Adelina Marini#euco The debate on the preparations of the EU summit in the end of the month has just ended. The main priorities of the summit, according to the Presidency and the Commission should be fighting youth unemployment and boosting economic growth. The MEPs, however, raised several more issues they believe need to be addressed urgently: fast conclusion of the negotiations on the 2014-2020 MFF with the EP positions taken into account; the decision of the Greek government to close the state-owned ERT also caused severe debate; also touched was the topic about the need to emphasise on the community approach and reduce the intergovernmental one
12 June 2013 13:01
Very warm welcoming and quite a full house for the address of #Slovenia's President Borut Pahor in the European Parliament.
Adelina MariniWe need a genuine European government, a genuine European Parliament with the same powers as the national ones, with a strong european central bank, Pahor said but refused to elaborate further. The Slovenes, though, want to be able to speak their own language, this is not about a melting pot
11 June 2013 13:51
#Latvia is ready to adopt the euro on January 1st 2014, the European Commission has decided. The European Parliament is yet to be consulted on the matter and the issue will be discussed by the EU leaders at their summit in end-June on the basis of a recommendation by the finance ministers. According to European Commission Vice President Olli Rehn, Latvia's desire to join the eurozone is a signal for the confidence in the common currency