EU Must Act On Ukraine

The downing of flight MH 17, with the loss of all 298 people on board brought the events in Ukraine into shocking focus for us all. The manner in which the crash site was dealt with let us see how little humanity exists in these war zones. This crisis in Ukraine seems set to continue […]

Europe Can’t Decide

Prime Ministers from across the EU convened last week to agree the appointments of the President of their Council, and that of High Representative, who will become a VP of the Commission and responsible for foreign relations. Mrs Merkel, celebrating her sixtieth birthday, said that it was logical that the position should go to a […]

Irish MEP Elected To Top Post

Midland’s North West MEP Mairead McGuinness, has been voted in as one of the new Vice Presidents of the European Parliament. McGuinness was elected as one of the 14 Vice Presidents of the European Parliament last week. First elected to the Parliament in 2004 she represents the Midland’s North West constituency for Fine Gael who […]

Shaping Europe

The trade-off of positions continues. Martin Schulz P&S was elected President of the Parliament, for the next two and half years, with the support of the EPP and ALDE groups. Jean Claude Juncker (EPP) is due to be elected President of the Commission next week and will take up office in November. The UK appears […]

A Classic Carve Up Or What?

Last week when I wrote of the scramble for members of the groupings within parliament, little did I think that Fianna Fail (FF) and their MEP Brian Crowley, would part ways. Crowley’s relationship with the ALDE group has not been good since FF left the centre right UEN group in 2009, which was jointly chaired […]