Winners and losers of EU politics – May 2018 (MFF, CAP, etc)

Who gets what from the EU money, the regulation of the labour market, mandatory labelling, subsidies for farming (CAP) and a new investment fund for the Eurozone were the chief topics on which continental political forces fought during the latest plenary session of the European Parliament.

In the key showdown, MEPs  took a stand on the Commission’s proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework. Continue Reading

Leftist EU political groups urge for mandatory indication of the origin of meat in ready meals

Today, a majority of Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of a non-binding resolution saying that the indication of the country of origin should be made mandatory also for meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, like for example lasagne.

The resolution was adopted by 460 votes in favour, 204 against and 33 abstentions. The text was supported by a centre-left coalition made by the S&D group, the Greens and the GUE/NGL groups plus the conservatives of the ECR and the liberals of ALDE. Continue Reading