The Scottish vote on independence will lead to change in the EU regardless of the outcome. So says the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. She was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg [Sept 2014] where the Scottish vote is being debated. It is not clear what will happen to Scotland’s membership of the EU if the majority of the people vote for independence. Here’s Mairead McGuinness.
Young people who’re unemployed should think about becoming entrepreneurs and setting up their own business. That’s the advice from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs debated the pros and cons of the European Youth Initiative. It’s supposed to guarantee young people under 30 a job or some kind of education or apprenticeship within four months of becoming unemployed. But Marian Harkin says the scheme won’t be able to provide enough jobs for all of the unemployed young people in Europe.