Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret that the compromise reached by heads of government yesterday set quite conservative targets on the reduction of CO2 emissions, renewable energy and improvement of energy efficiency. They also regret that the energy efficiency target is just indicative rather than binding. Read More
The MEP was speaking in Strasbourg following on a vote on the on the new budget for 2015, including European agricultural subsidies.
“I voted for the roll-call amendment to the budget to end these subsidies for bullfighting. However I am extremely disappointed that MEPs voted down the amendment, missing the opportunity to send out a strong message on animal welfare. Read More
MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers, rejected the college of Commissioners brought before the European Parliament today by its new President, Jean-Claude Juncker, for approval by the house.
Speaking from Strasbourg after the final vote to elect the new European Commission, today, Ms. Childers said: “While some Commissioners-designate demonstrated competence, commitment and a progressive outlook, Mr. Junker was dealt a very bad hand by the European Council of Member State governments. Read More
‘As Barroso’s second term at the helm of the European Commission comes to an end, he leaves behind a legacy of unemployment and looming deflation’, MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers, said today in Strasbourg. Read More
The international community has done too little, too slowly to bring the Ebola epidemic under control, said Independent MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers, while asking for more human and logistical resources on the ground. Read More