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Moving abroad in the EU should get easier say MEPs

If you are thinking of living in another EU country then your life may get easier following a vote in the European Parliament this week. MEPs voted for an EU-wide common public documents system to help verify the paperwork for the likes of nationality, marriage and birth certs. According to the European Parliament more than […]

New EU rules will ease moving abroad paper work & costs – Clune

New EU rules should make it easier for people to move abroad within the EU following a vote in the European Parliament this week. MEPs voted to ease free movement for citizens by making it simpler to prove the authenticity of documents such as birth or marriage certificates in another EU member state. To avoid […]

Interview with Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness on Brexit

Raw Audio – Mairead McGuinness speaking about the consequences of the UK leaving the EU should Britain vote for a Brexit on June 23rd. The four Fine Gael MEPs met British MEPs in the European Parliament this week to discuss the Brexit vote.  Related to 2 stories previously filed on this. Out words: at the […]

A Brexit would be a leap into “a deep dark hole” – McGuinness

The future of the UK-EU relationship would be dark and uncertain should Britain vote to leave the EU in the upcoming Brexit referendum. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. She was speaking after a meeting this week in the European Parliament between the four Fine Gael MEPs and fellow British MEPs, from […]

Border control restrictions will result from Bexit -McGuinness

Border controls between the north and south of Ireland would be inevitable should the UK leave the EU. That’s the view of the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. This week in the European Parliament Fine Gael’s four MEPs exchanged views with British MEPs from both sides of the in-out debate on the impact of a […]

MEP calls for elimination of unfair trading practices in EU food sector – McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness is calling for the elimination of unfair trading practices in the EU’s food sector. The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking after the European Parliament this week called on the European Commission to legislate against trading practices that negatively impact on farmers. MEPs want to see fair and transparent relations […]

EU has no right to set national tax rates – Harkin

The EU Commission has no right to dictate the tax rates of EU member states. That’s the warning from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week adopted a resolution supporting a European Commission anti-tax avoidance package. However, a number of Irish MEPs including Marian Harkin expressed […]

No money available to extend the Juncker Plan – Ni Riada

The European Commission’s plans to extend the duration of its multi-billion euro investment programme may not materialise. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada who claims there is no money left to sustain it beyond its 3-year term. The so-called Juncker plan was created to provide public funding for infrastructure and innovation projects […]

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