The EU should step up pressure on Israel to stop expanding settlements on the West Bank, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu Gheit told MEPs on Tuesday. Egypt also wants an agreement on the borders of the new Palestinian state. Source : © European Parliament
Buzek: “This is great news.” “We need a new and strong European Commission in place as soon as possible. The European Parliament will be ready as of the 25 November to start the hearings of the new Commissioners-designate.” Source : © European Parliament
Parliament is preparing for the increased powers it is set to receive under the new Lisbon Treaty. Internal rules need to be reformed to take account of the arrival of 18 new MEPs, increased legislative powers and a new procedure for adopting the EU budget which puts Parliament on an equal footing with Council
A fast track procedure to rapidly approve intervention measures for the dairy market was approved by Parliament on Tuesday.