European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.   With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well […]

Public invited to star-gaze into the future of Ireland and Europe

UCC seeks to recruit 40 people to share their views on how they would like Ireland and Europe to develop over the next 20-30 years. In December 2015 and January 2016 over a 1,000 people around Europe will meet to articulate their vision for the future of their country and Europe.  UCC is part of […]

Need For European Legislation To Prevent Misuse Of Genetic Information – Prendergast

Labour MEP for Munster Phil Prendergast today highlighted the need for Europe-wide legislation to prevent the misuse of genetic information by insurance companies and other parties.   Ms. Prendergast co-hosted a conference yesterday with Marian Harkin MEP on genetic discrimination in the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference focussed on the merits of adopting US-style […]

United Left Alliance rejects Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote […]

Government must meet political and legal obligations to hold referendum

Government must meet political and legal obligations to hold referendum Treaty will mean further austerity and diminishing of democracy Socialist Party / United Left Alliance MEP Paul Murphy today called on the government to stop looking for excuses to avoid a referendum on the proposed new treaty: “The government’s latest attempt to avoid a referendum […]

Prendergast slams German Commissioner’s half-wit half-mast idea

A European Commissioner’s support for making over-indebted countries fly their flags at half mast as a symbol of their sins is half-witted and offensive, Labour MEP Phil Prendergast said today. Commissioner Gunther Oettinger was reported referring to indebted countries as ‘deficit sinners’ who would be ‘deterred’ by having their national flags flown at half mast […]