There is “no regional discretion” available in the EFSI

There is “no regional discretion” available in the EFSI

On January 29, the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EP EMPL) met for an exchange of views without document in relation to the file “European Fund for Strategic Investments”. Laura Agea criticised that the resources of the EFSI have been to a large extent diverted from EU budgetary resources that had previously already been earmarked for the EU’s research programme Horizon 2020.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 Written by: Laura Agea Posted in: January, Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, Employment and Social Affairs, Laura Agea

A Europe without borders is a '20th century fantasy'

A Europe without borders is a '20th century fantasy'

One thing I know for certain is that this year the EU elite will go on forcing the peoples of southern Europe to suffer in the name of the euro. No matter how much the Greeks, Italians, Portuguese, Spanish and French suffer, the elite in Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin will go on telling them that their industries are failing, their workers are unemployed and their national debt burden continues to grow because they have not yet suffered enough. Yet we all know suffering will not heal their economies. The only thing that will heal these economies is for them to get out of the economic and monetary union with Germany. Instead, the EU and Berlin will go on demanding the Mediterranean countries impose 'internal devaluation'. Every honest economist identified 'internal devaluation' at the start of the crisis as a reckless, brutal policy and so it has proved to be.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: January, Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, Nigel Farage

What measures this Presidency intends to take to promote social protection again?

MEP praise and criticise Presidency's social and employment programme

What measures this Presidency intends to take to promote social protection again?

Last week, the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs met for an exchange of view with Uldis Augulis (Latvian Minister of Welfare) in order to discuss on the programme of the Latvian Council Presidency in the area of employment and social policy. Uldis Augulis, Latvian Minister of Welfare, began by saying that the overarching theme of the priorities of the Latvian Council Presidency in the field of employment and social affairs is ‘inclusive and sustainable labour markets’ because this reflects well the need to facilitate quality employment and job creation as well as inclusion of risk groups and poverty reduction.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 Written by: Laura Agea Posted in: January, Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, Employment and Social Affairs, Laura Agea

Should British taxpayers be paying for child benefit in Warsaw, Mr Tusk?

Should British taxpayers be paying for child benefit in Warsaw, Mr Tusk?

"The European Strategic Investment Plan is not the silver bullet. But if anyone has ideas to overcome the economic crisis with one stroke, stand up please," said European Council President Donald Tusk in the debate on the results of the December European Council, which also covered tax avoidance and — in the wake of the Paris attacks — security and passenger name records. Mr Tusk asked Parliament for its support to ensure that the Juncker plan could start in June. He committed to stepping up the fight against tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, which he considered "a matter of fairness and social justice". He said the passenger name records (PNR) file was "difficult and delicate", referring to the need to balance security and freedom.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: January, Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, Nigel Farage