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12 October 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy is obstinately rejecting the outstretched hand of Catalonia for dialogue. He is threatening to end the autonomy of the region if it is not made clear quickly “whether Catalan independence has been declared or not” as he puts it. MEP Mark Demesmaeker is calling for …

11 October 2017

In future, Europe is making it obligatory to install charging points for electric cars on the occasion of major renovations or the construction of new parking spaces. MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt, member of the Energy Committee, responds positively: “Citizens often don’t dare to buy electric cars today …

4 October 2017

The N-VA wants the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to start up an investigation on the violence in Catalonia during the independence referendum. A formal request has been made in this regard to the High Commissioner on National Minorities and to the Director of Human …

4 October 2017

The European Parliament is once again talking about the Brexit negotiations. “These debates are always good for great images in the media, but actually deliver very little result,” MEP Sander Loones regrets. “The Parliament must work towards a transition that is rooted in solid law and reach an …

2 October 2017

It turns out that the European Parliament is going to discuss the Catalan independence referendum after all. The N-VA has been requesting such a debate for a long time, and it’s especially important now that the Spanish police’s brutal attitude caused almost 900 people to be injured in Catalonia …

1 October 2017

No democrat can remain unmoved by the images of state violence that reached us from Catalonia during today’s referendum on independence. It was a sad day for Europe. The Catalans have the right to express themselves, and that right was trampled underfoot today by state violence. That is …