July 17th 2020

July 17th 2020

European court of Justice web 1Paul Tang Dutch MEP web 1

money laundering web 1

On 10 July 2020, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on a comprehensive pan-EU strategy for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, following the publication of the European Commission’s Action Plan in May.

Paul Tang Dutch MEP web 1

Paul Tang, S&D member of the civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, said:
“The S&D Group has always been at the forefront in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing at the EU level. We cannot let criminals exploit the EU’s fragmented system to hide and spend the billions of euros they illegally gained. We need strong and uniform EU rules to claw back money from the hands of criminals and return it to Europeans who need it, now more than ever”

 

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The EU Court of Justice has fined Ireland for delays and incomplete application of the EU’s rules against money laundering and terrorist financing.
The European Union’s top court ordered Ireland to pay to the European Commission a lump sum of €2 million, while Romania was fined €3m.

See story from THE IRISH TIMES ©   here

 

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June 12th 2020

June 12th 2020

Hannah Neumann webpage

 

“The EU is currently the second-largest arms supplier in the world, after the US and before Russia, and a new European Parliament report by MEP Hannah Neumann (Greens) is set to urge the Commission and member states to address concerns over the lack of transparency and common arms export rules across the bloc”

*FOR SOME OF OUR IRISH MEP’S THIS REPORT HASN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH (listen to the podcast to see who and why)

Ming webpage
Grace O webpage

 

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May 29th 2020

May 29th 2020
“Despite comparatively high overall levels of life satisfaction and optimism in Ireland, young Irish women report being the loneliest of any nationality in the European Union.

A new study says that young women in Ireland aged between 18 and 35 also report being among the most depressed in Europe.

The survey was carried out last month by the Dublin-based EU agency ‘Eurofound’ “.

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Also this week we heard from some of our Irish MEP’s.
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Francis Fitzgerald big 2

 

 

 

 

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May 15th 2020

May 15th 2020

airline seats

“Today, the 13th of May 2020, the European Commission issued an official recommendation on vouchers offered to passengers and travellers as an alternative to reimbursement for cancelled package travel and transport services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

European Comm of Regions

Mairead McGuinness MEP for ET

This week we heard from our Irish MEP’s and we also had some news from our European Commission representatives here in Ireland
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