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Polish government’s move to ban abortion “barbaric” – Boylan

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan has described moves to ban abortion in Poland as “barbaric”. She was speaking today at a protest inside the European Parliament that was organised by Polish civil society groups. They’re campaigning against their government’s attempts to push through a law criminalising abortions. Those found guilty of having an abortion could […]

Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on Ukip leadership fiasco

Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about Ukip’s leadership fiasco following the resignation last night of Diane James who had recently been elected as leader of Ukip. Nigel Farage has stepped in as interim leader. Matt Carthy also touches on Brexit during the interview.  Out words: heavy price Dur: 2:42 

Ukip leadership fiasco ‘symbolic’ of Ukip politics – Carthy

MEPs in the European Parliament have been reacting to the resignation last night of the newly-elected leader of the UK Independence Party – Ukip. Diane James announced she was stepping down as leader after just eighteen days in the post. The former Ukip chief Nigel Farage is stepping in as interim-leader until a new boss […]

EU can’t dictate Repeal the 8th laws – Clune

Ireland’s decision on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment should not be up for discussion in the EU. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune. She was speaking ahead of a debate today in the European Parliament on attempts by the Polish government to make stringent abortion and reproductive health […]

EU cannot interfere with abortion laws – Clune

Abortion laws are a matter for national governments and are not the business of the EU. So says the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs today will debate attempts by the Polish government to clamp down on abortion rights in Poland.The Polish government is trying to push […]

Give free rail tickets to young Europeans to boost enthusiasm for Europe – Hayes

MEPs in the European Parliament want to give free inter-rail passes to young Europeans to boost their enthusiasm for Europe.They’re suggesting eighteen (18)-year olds should be given a free return inter-rail pass so that they can travel around Europe and enjoy themselves.  The idea was first mooted a couple of weeks ago by Manfred Weber, […]

MEPs debate Free Inter-rail passes for 18 year olds – Hayes

Every 18 year old should be given a free return inter-rail pass so that they can travel around Europe and enjoy being European.That’s an idea being promoted by the European Parliament. Last night MEPs debated how they could bring this initiative about. They believe giving free inter-rail tickets to 18 year olds as a birthday […]

Boylan accuses government of neglecting Halawa

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan is accusing the Irish government of not taking a stronger stance to secure the release of Ibrahim Halawa. The young Irishman has been imprisoned in Egypt since 2013. Anapplication for his release was submitted by his lawyers under the Egyptian presidential decree, law 140. This allows foreign defendants to […]

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