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Bournemouth close in on Mepham

Added: 16.01.2019 18:44 | 10 views | 0 comments

Bournemouth are closing in on a deal to sign Brentford defender Chris Mepham, according to Sky Sports. The centre-back has previously been a target for the south coast club on two occasions with the Cherries failing with bids both last January and in the summer. However, both clubs are in advanced talks over a proposed ...]

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MEPs allow Draghi's membership of secretive bank group

Added: 16.01.2019 17:23 | 9 views | 0 comments

A large majority rejected an amendment which would have called on the ECB to "put an end to the president's membership of the G30".

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[Ticker] Spanish PM calls for EU gender equality strategy

Added: 16.01.2019 10:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

Spain's centre-left prime minister Pedro Sanchez proposed to MEPs on Wednesday that the EU should have a "binding European gender equality strategy, to fight the gender gap, the higher unemployment rate amongst women, and the higher level of precarious working conditions suffered by women predominantly". Sanchez's cabinet consists of a majority of women, a rarity in Europe. On Tuesday, MEPs repeated a previous request for such a strategy.

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[Ticker] Farage says bigger Brexit majority if second referendum

Added: 16.01.2019 8:46 | 11 views | 0 comments

UKIP MEP and Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Wednesday in Strasbourg that the EU would be in for a big surprise if it forced the UK to hold a second referendum. The EU has "a great tradition, seen with Ireland and Denmark. You make people vote again", he said, adding it would lead to another Leave victory. "We would win it - with a bigger majority".

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[Ticker] Barnier: up to London to take Brexit forward

Added: 16.01.2019 8:20 | 9 views | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday that "it is now up to the British authorities to agree how to take things forward towards an orderly withdrawal". Barnier pledged EU readiness to discuss sectoral co-operation, mentioning "research, fisheries, aviation, transport, police, judicial cooperation" and security, if the UK chooses to "go beyond a simple free trade agreement".

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[Ticker] Stimulus still needed, ECB's Draghi says in final report

Added: 16.01.2019 7:54 | 8 views | 0 comments

"Today, we can say that the euro area has emerged from a crisis so severe as to threaten at times its existence," European Central Bank president Mario Draghi concluded when to MEPs on Tuesday. He added that "monetary policy stimulus is still needed". The hearing was Draghi's last as ECB president, before he leaves in October.

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MEPs redouble appeal on sexual harassment

Added: 15.01.2019 16:45 | 7 views | 0 comments

The EU parliament's internal chiefs have so far refused to introduce mandatory training on dealing with sexual harassment. MEPs have now asked for it again.

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Centre-right MEPs want transparency vote to be secret

Added: 15.01.2019 16:12 | 8 views | 0 comments

A number of centre-right MEPs are pushing for a secret ballot on a plenary vote that would make EU lawmakers more transparent and accountable to the public - in a move described as "absurd" by Transparency International.

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[Ticker] MEPs narrowly call for end to 'tampon tax'

Added: 15.01.2019 13:47 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Tuesday called on all member states to exempt female hygiene products like tampons from value added tax (VAT). The text calls on member states "to eliminate the so-called 'care and tampon tax'". An amendment with weaker language on the tampon tax was narrowly defeated, receiving support from 318 MEPs, but a 'No' vote from 319 MEPs. The is non-binding.

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[Ticker] MEPs back spending €6bn on fusion energy research

Added: 15.01.2019 13:44 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Europe's planned continued involvement in an international research programme aimed at creating a nearly-unlimited energy source through . A which backed the plan to invest €6.1bn in fusion research in 2021-2027 was supported by 526 MEPs, with 126 voting against, and 43 abstaining. The non-binding text said the European contribution "should not be exceeded".

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