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9 May 2018

“In my European Union, we do not tolerate brutal police violence against peaceful citizens.” Group leader in the Flemish Parliament Matthias Diependaele didn’t mince his words during the visit of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to the Flemish Parliament. The Catalan …

9 May 2018

Member of the European Parliament Sander Loones (N-VA/ECR) has been a vocal opponent of the ultra-loose monetary policy conducted by the ECB over the past years. On May 16, he is organising a workshop (12:00-14:30) on why it is necessary to end QE and how to do it. The workshop is the third of a …

3 May 2018

Neonicotinoids must be banned, without exceptions in the form of transitional measures. The so-called “neonics” are harmful to bees and as a result to our agriculture and food safety as well. The federal Minister for Agriculture is advocating transitional measures, but the N-VA wants no such thing …

2 May 2018

European citizens are entitled to a more rigorous break from the trend in drawing up the European budget. MEP Sander Loones wants Europe to keep the costs of Brexit on the one hand and the new European challenges on the other hand separate. “It would be more credible to absorb the Brexit bill …

26 April 2018

Closed residential units for families form the final part of a correct repatriation policy. The proposal of the PS for a ban on accommodating minors in closed centres would torpedo the repatriation policy of families with children. “Such a ban would mean the de facto regularisation of thousands of …

26 April 2018

SMEs deserve better treatment by tech giants like Amazon and Google. Europe is developing new rules intended to ensure that SMEs get a better service from the online platforms on which they offer their products. Furthermore, those platforms must offer greater insights into how their search engines …