‘The credibility of the British government is at stake’: EPP’s Weber on Brexit talks standoff

The UK says there’s “limited progress”, the EU says Britain “is asking too much” – as talks over the UK’s future relationship with the bloc hit fresh hurdles, the leader of the biggest political group in the EU Parliament, German MEP Manfred Weber, says it’s up to Boris Johnson to clarify the direction he wants the Brexit … Read more ‘The credibility of the British government is at stake’: EPP’s Weber on Brexit talks standoff

‘Europe cannot allow itself to fail twice’ on migration, EU Commission VP Schinas says

Our guest is former Greek MEP and EU Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas, who is now the EU Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life. Speaking to FRANCE 24’s Catherine Nicholson, Schinas discussed the planned new EU migration pact ahead of an upcoming EU summit, plus the situation of child migrants in Greece and … Read more ‘Europe cannot allow itself to fail twice’ on migration, EU Commission VP Schinas says

‘Letting the eurozone fail is what is at stake’: Leading Green MEP backs EU Recovery Plan

As European countries unlock their borders and their economies, the very future of the eurozone remains at risk, unless EU states accept a proposed €750 billion Recovery Plan. That’s according to Philippe Lamberts, co-president of the European Greens group at the EU Parliament. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more ‘Letting the eurozone fail is what is at stake’: Leading Green MEP backs EU Recovery Plan

MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

The independent Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan appeared sitting on his bed wearing a shirt and only a pair of pants on his bottom half. Flanagan was taking part in a European parliament committee meeting on agriculture. The Midlands-North West representative laughed off the incident afterwards on social media, claiming he had just come back … Read more MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has trouserless video meeting at European parliament

EU Transport Commissioner: ‘Social distancing is recommended but not compulsory in airplanes’

Adina Valean was until November 2019 an MEP for Romania’s Liberal party. Since then, she’s served as European Commissioner for Transport – and since early spring 2020 she’s been part of the coronavirus response team, as the deadly pandemic saw member states shut their borders, airlines ground their fleets and thousands of Europeans stranded away from their … Read more EU Transport Commissioner: ‘Social distancing is recommended but not compulsory in airplanes’

‘We won’t fly the same way again’

#coronavirus #flying #airlines #crisis “We have had crises in the #aviation sector before but this is radically different”, remarks Clare Daly. The Irish MEP is certain that “in the short term, people won’t #fly in the same way again”. Paul Charles, aviation expert and head of the travel consultancy The PC Agency, contends “the current … Read more ‘We won’t fly the same way again’

‘Irresponsible’: Prominent Belgian MEP slams Donald Trump’s EU coronavirus travel ban

“We need to listen to experts and doctors” – that’s the warning from prominent Belgian Green MEP and doctor Petra De Sutter as coronavirus fears sweep Europe. In the week that France announced the closure of all schools, creches and universities, Professor De Sutter says it’s time for “strong measures”. She also criticises Donald Trump’s coronavirus travel … Read more ‘Irresponsible’: Prominent Belgian MEP slams Donald Trump’s EU coronavirus travel ban

Should Britain Stop Foreign Aid to Help Flood Victims? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa With fresh floods across the country expected there is a campaign to use foreign aid money instead to help the victims of the floods. Suzanne Evans (former UKIP MEP) says foreign aid is spent on the wrong thing most of the time. We are quick to help other countries when … Read more Should Britain Stop Foreign Aid to Help Flood Victims? | Good Morning Britain

Nigel Farage on immigration: ‘The days of employing cheap labour are finished’

Nigel Farage praises the UK government’s newly-announced points-based system, which will deny visas to ‘low-skilled’ workers starting in 2021. The former MEP and Brexit Party leader called concerns about the impact on the care sector ‘scare stories’. Weighing in on Greece’s demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles as part a post-Brexit trade deal, … Read more Nigel Farage on immigration: ‘The days of employing cheap labour are finished’

Green MEP Keller sees ‘strong case’ for Johnson to allow Scottish independence referendum

As activist Greta Thunberg focuses minds on climate and environmental concerns, FRANCE 24 interviews top Green MEP Ska Keller. The president of the Group of the Greens bloc at the European Parliament tells us why she believes that member states’ national governments are the biggest obstacle to climate action. She also explains why she thinks Boris Johnson should rethink his … Read more Green MEP Keller sees ‘strong case’ for Johnson to allow Scottish independence referendum

Should we deport offenders brought to the UK as children? – BBC Newsnight

Newsnight has seen a draft of the Windrush report which says the government should consider ending deportations of foreign national offenders brought to the UK as children. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F A plane destined for Kingston, Jamaica is scheduled to deport a group of foreign nationals who committed offences in the UK. Prime … Read more Should we deport offenders brought to the UK as children? – BBC Newsnight

Goodbye EU: Arch Remainers reflect on where next

Some may be planning parties to celebrate Brexit on Friday night, but for Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and his wife Helle Thorning Schmidt, Britain’s departure from the EU will be a sad moment. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) As Prime Minister of Denmark Ms Thorning Schmidt spent four years in close cooperation with Europe’s leaders at EU summits. … Read more Goodbye EU: Arch Remainers reflect on where next

Tears and cheers as MEPs leave Brussels before Brexit day

As expected, the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But there was emotion aplenty in Brussels today. Green MEP Molly Scot Cato got a standing ovation for a tearful speech in which she urged those present to “keep alive” the dream of Britain one day rejoining the EU. … Read more Tears and cheers as MEPs leave Brussels before Brexit day

Raphaël Glucksmann: ‘If we are prophets of doom, then Donald Trump is a pathetic clown’

Our guest is Raphaël Glucksmann, a French MEP from the Socialists & Democrats group, who was leader of the “Place Publique” movement during the last European elections. He wants to reconcile social and environmental issues. Glucksmann strongly criticises US President Donald Trump, as well as climate change deniers, calling the latter “criminals against the future of their own people and … Read more Raphaël Glucksmann: ‘If we are prophets of doom, then Donald Trump is a pathetic clown’