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DANGEROUS MINDS | Sarkozy & Rutte the new EU far right?

Members of the European Parliament will urge Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to take a clear stance against a website inviting Dutch citizens to post complaints about central and eastern Europeans living in the Netherlands. The website is backed by Geert Wilder’s right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV). The portal compiles anonymous complaints about immigrants from … Continue reading

EU PARLIAMENT | Vote Big Cuts in Mobile Roaming

Members of a European parliamentary committee have voted to cap mobile roaming charges to a maximum of €0.25 per minute for making and €0.08 for receiving calls abroad. The limits should be in place when their constituents head off for their summer holidays. There may be some negotiation, as some member states are concerned about … Continue reading

EU Parliament | Regulation on CRA’s

Proposals to strengthen the regulation of credit rating agencies have been broadly welcomed by MEPs on the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. On 29 February 2012, MEPs debated a draft regulation from the European Commission to strengthen oversight of credit ratings agencies (CRAs) as part of ongoing financial market reforms. The regulation is … Continue reading


A British MEP has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud the European Parliament. Nikki Sinclaire, who represents the West Midlands, was arrested alongside three of her staff, according to Ukip MEP Mike Nattrass. Posts from the 43-year-old’s Twitter account said she “disputes all allegations put towards her or her staff”. She described the allegations as … Continue reading