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The post-Schulz era: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom!

Members and staff of the European Parliament breathed a collective sigh of relief to see Martin Schulz finally booted out of the assembly’s presidency. Under his successor, Antonio Tajani, they expect to breathe the air of freedom. 512 more words

Democracy

Ο Antonio Tajani νέος πρόεδρος του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου , 3/3 το ΕΛΚ !

Ο Antonio Tajani, ο ιταλός υποψήφιος του Ευρωπαϊκού Λαϊκού Κόμματος, εξελέγη απόψε πρόεδρος του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου, όπως ανακοίνωσε στο Στρασβούργο ο απερχόμενος πρόεδρος του σώματος, ο Γερμανός Martin Schulz. 16 more words

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EP: Tajani - Berlusconi's loyalist elected president

Antonio Tajani (63) (EPP, Italy), Silvio Berlusconi loyalist is to lead the European Parliament for the next two and a half years, being elected in an elaborate, but highly symbolical procedure in the fourth round by simple majority. 291 more words

NEWS

Congress Eliminates Huge Penalties on Small Employers' Health Insurance Reimbursement Arrangements

First it was no problem.

Then it was a huge problem.

Then it was going to be a huge problem.

And now it’s no problem again. 54 more words

The Grand Coalition is dead: Long live the Centre-Right

The so-called Grand Coalition between the European People’s Party and the Socialists in the European Parliament was well and truly killed this morning. In its place is emerging a new centre-right coalition of EPP and Liberals (ALDE). 349 more words

European Parliament

»La Passacaglia«

Along with a new year, comes new resolutions and commitments. I had thought about starting this project and then my friend Kate told me she was buying the bundle for the La Passacaglia quilt and starting on January 1. 262 more words

Quilting

The sorry state of the European Parliament following Marin Schulz's term as President

Now that Martin Schulz is at last gone, the battle for his succession is in full heat. No wonder: the German bulldozer has managed to transform the role of the President of the EP from one in which the incumbent is to ensure that all debates and procedures take place in an orderly and serene way and everyone is treated fairly into one where the President is assuming disproportionate powers, as if he were some kind of head of government. 747 more words

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