Nessa Childers, MEP for Dublin, welcomed this week’s vote, in the European Parliament, demanding a new legislation proposal from the European Commission on maternity and paternity leave across the European Union. Parliament wants fathers to at least ten working days’ paternity leave, in addition to minimum 20 week maternity leave. Read More
A new “Written Declaration on the fight against Breast Cancer” has been launched and is an initiative of Independent Dublin MEP Nessa Childers, supported by Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer Coalition. In order to promote the declaration, Europa Donna is hosting an exhibition on breast cancer and the Written Declaration at the plenary session in Strasbourg this week. Read More
Nessa Childers, MEP for Dublin, criticised the European Commission’s ongoing negotiations to renew an agreement on smuggling with the tobacco industry. Read More
Whistle-blowers and investigative journalists, who uncover scandals in the public interest, have to be legally protected throughout the EU. The Socialists and Democrats’ call came following an exchange of views today in the special TAXE committee with whistle-blowers (in a non-public session for their protection) and the investigative journalists who revealed the LuxLeaks case.
Europe 2020 Strategy – EU funding programmes explained
Introducing the ‘EU Funding Handbook’ published by Nessa Childers MEP – designed as a starting point to help people understand the range of European funding programmes available to organisations, local authorities and SMEs. Read More