Liberal Euro-deputy Ramona Manescu (vicepresident of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe/National Liberal Party) said in a speech held in Barcelona, that ”in most Member States, austerity measures have killed the private sector”. Full speech: ”It is a real pleasure to be here in Barcelona and to be surrounded by so many people who do not just share liberal values but who feel so passionately about the future of Europe. […]
MEPs began acting on their new Lisbon Treaty power to co-decide fisheries policy with Member States on 1 December – the day the treaty took effect – with a Fisheries Committee indicative vote on three legislative proposals: a long-term management plan for Bay of Biscay anchovy, a multi-annual management plan for Atlantic horse mackerel and control and enforcement measures in the North-East Atlantic fisheries.
Companies in the EU Member States should possibly be allowed to deduct their input VAT for cars, laptops, mobile phones and other movable assets that form part of their business assets but first it has to be made clear what impact this would have on the internal market, said Members of the EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Source : © European Parliament