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European Parliament calls for lift of Gaza blockade

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In a resolution voted on 11th October today in the European Parliament, MEPs called on the Israeli Government to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip. The resolution went on to demand that t

New treaty's Article on protection of personal data "a legal outrage, a serious attack on democracy"

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Francis Wurtz, chair of the European Parliament United Left Group/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), made this statement during last week's debate on prepara

Left MEPs: EU "looks the other way while US 'outsources' human rights abuses"

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Attacking the "outsourcing of human rights violations" in the name of the so called 'war on terror'.

EU and Immigration - Oppressive Criminalisation Masquerading as Policy

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Maintaining that EU immigration policy as it stands was all about "criminalizing innocent people with oppressive procedures", Italian Communist Refoundation and United Left Group (GUE/NGL)

Worst EU Lobbying Awards

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With almost a fortnight to go of the nomination period for Corporate Europe Observatory's 'Worst EU Lobbying' Awards for 2007, fifteen cases of deceptive, misleading, or otherwise problematic lobbyin

"Free and undistorted competition" removed from EU's objectives, but not from its treaties.

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Francis Wurtz, MEP, United European Left (GUE/NGL) President takes a look at the EU's acceptance of the proposal to withdraw the words "free and undistorted competition" from the list of the Union's o

The final act of German unification

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by Francis Wurtz, MEP

EU Authorises High Level of Contamination of Organic Food

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The EU Council of Ministers has decided to allow contamination of organic food with GMOs. The ministers last week adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent "a

The new European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive

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In 1989 the European Union issued its ‘Television Without Frontiers Directive’.

Chair of European Parliament Palestine Delegation:“EU should shoulder the blame for situation in Occupied Palestinian Territorie

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"The EU, the largest financial contributor to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and a member of the Quartet, has not been able to foresee the catastrophic consequences of its ostracisation policy

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