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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams visits European Parliament as guest of United Left Group

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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP was this week for a series of meetings with political groups, as well as the Regional Development Commissioner Danuta Hubner.

Belgian General Strike follows hard on heels of French national demonstrations

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Workers in France and neighbouring Belgium are fighting back against right wing government plans to adhere to the European Union neo-liberal Lisbon Strategy by undermining hard-won pension and social

Letter to Barroso on the scrapping of EU regulation

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Left Euro-MP Kartika Liotard, a member of the United Left Group (GUE-NGL) from the Socialist Party of the Netherlands, has written a personal letter to the President of the European Commission

EU applicant Turkey moves to ban gay organisation

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In a move which could adversely affect its eligibility to become a member of the European Union, the Turkish government has moved to ban Kaos GL, the largest gay organisation in the country.

The Left: Big Winner in the German Elections

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The elections in Germany ended in almost total confusion, and forming a ruling coalition will be almost as tough as squaring the circle, but some things are clear. The antisocial policies o

EU wins power to jail citizens

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EU court judgement strikes at heart of national democracy and sovereignty

EP Committees give Ports Directive thumbs down

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The European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has voted by a convincing majority of 20-11 to reject the Port Services Directive.

Financial secrecy common among EU think tanks

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Think tanks are increasingly important players in the Brussels political landscape , but their influence is most often not matched with transparency about sources of funding, according to a

Germany's new Left Party promises challenge to right-wing grip on country's politics

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Germany's Party of Democratic Socialists voted this weekend to become the Left Party (Die Linkspartei).

UK Presidency proposes that all ID cards have biometrics

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If Tony Blair gets his way, every citizen of every member state of the European Union will have his or her fingerprints taken.

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