UN Chief calls on MEPs to endorse Climate Change deal for humanity

The United Nation’s Secretary General
called on the European Parliament this morning to ratify the Paris Climate
Change agreement known as COP21. MEPs today
approved the climate
deal with an overwhelming majority of 610 MEPs backing it. The Paris Climate
Change Agreement, which was reached in Paris last December, aims to limit the
most dangerous impact of climate change by keeping global warming to well below
2 degrees Celsius.
During his
address to the Parliament prior to the vote, Mr Ban Ki-Moon pleaded with MEPs
to give the green light to the Agreement for the betterment of the planet.  

Out words: healthy planet

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European Parliament approves Paris climate change agreement

The European Parliament this morning voted overwhelmingly to approve the Paris Climate Change Agreement that was brokered last year. Today’s vote paves the way for the Agreement to be ratified by the European Union. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below two degrees (2°C). The United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed MEPs in the Parliament before today’s vote. 

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Brexit deal cannot undermine EU’s Freedom of movement

Any Brexit deal brokered between the European Union and the UK cannot undermine the EU’s right to freedom of movement. So said the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Belgian MEP Guy Verhoftstadt (Ver – hof – stat) who was speaking in the European Parliament this morning. Last weekend the British Prime Minister Theresa May suggested that there would be no compromise on immigration to keep the UK in the EU’s single market. However Mr Verhofstadt says the free movement of people and workers must remain a key criteria for continual access to the EU’s single market.

Out words: internal market

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