Gaza: "Bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war"

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of the EU response to Gaza conflict resolution

 Gaza:

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is probably emblematic of the stupidity, senselessness and smallness of the human being, as well as the impotence of the institutions and international organisations of any nature and origin. Ever since I was a child, since I can remember, the message that came constantly from that part of the world for me was one-way: bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war, a war which, like every damn war, knows no winners or losers, but exclusively victims and losers.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, September, Ignazio Corrao

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of parliament's resolution on the EU response to the Ebola outbreak

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ebola has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. Yet we are in the eighth month of the outbreak and the situation keeps worsening. It is high time to for this humanitarian and security crisis to be solved and EU should play a leading role in the process. The EU response should be three-fold. First of all, it should include coordination with all international partners and particularly the US in the fight against this epidemic. The UN is the most appropriate forum to deal with this crisis and the European commission should speed up its coordination efforts for a joint response.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, September, Ignazio Corrao

The EU is failing and the jobs scheme will also fail

The EU is failing and the jobs scheme will also fail

EU member states need to make more efficient use of €6 billon in EU funds to ease the transition from education to jobs for young people and foster entrepreneurship, urged MEPs in Wednesday's debate on the European Youth Initiative. Some advocated simplifying funding procedures, sharing best practices, and promoting apprenticeships, whilst others urged member states to do more to exploit the job-creating potential of new energy-saving and green technologies.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Written by: Jane Collins Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, September, Jane Collins

In the war with Islamic Extremism, Russia is on our side

In the war with Islamic Extremism, Russia is on our side

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, today, in a debate on EU-Russia releations, and just before a vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "Perhaps we ought to recognise that the West now faces the biggest threat and crisis to our way of life that we have seen for over 70 years.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, 2014, Newsroom, September, Nigel Farage