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European Union Votes To Increase 2030 Renewable Energy Goal To 35%

The European Union Parliament voted Wednesday to increase its renewable energy goal for 2030 from a goal of 27% to a new target of 35%, which will now be taken to EU member states in upcoming talks. 

Catalonia separatists seek to restore exiled leader Puigdemont

In Catalonia, new and returning members of the regional parliament have met for the first time since snap elections in December.

Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team

A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad. Members of FC Bundestag, the German parliament's recreational team, … Click to Continue »

CNN: Winston Churchill Would Have Been A ‘Climate Change’ Believer Or Something

CNN gives a platform to Sir Nicholas Soames, a Conservative (different from American conservatives) member of the British Parliament since 1983. Looks like he’s forgotten that the primary political ideology

Top European lawmaker Czarnecki slammed for hostile comment

Some European Parliament members are calling for the dismissal of the Polish deputy head of the parliament, Ryszard Czarnecki, after he made a very hostile comment about a Polish European … Click to Continue »

Climate change and sustainable lifestyles

Professor Ricardo García-Mira is currently a Member of the Parliament of Spain, and is the Spokesperson of the Commission for the Study of Climate Change. He is a Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of A Coruna, and a Visiting Professor at the IPR, as well as the President of the International Association for People-Environment Studies.

Starbucks to start charging for disposable cups

2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are tossed away every single year in the United Kingdom, according to Member of Parliament (MP) Mary Creagh, and Starbucks is planning a new initiative to see if they can persuade drinkers to switch to reusable cups. Show More Summary

Britain should choose hard Brexit if no financial services deal: Farage

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain should opt for a hard Brexit if the European Union does not offer an agreement on financial services, British member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage said on Monday before a meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

Kosovo court finds opposition MPs guilty of using tear gas

A Kosovo court has found four opposition lawmakers guilty of repeatedly disrupting parliament by using tear gas. The four members of the left-wing Self-Determination Party were sentenced Wednesday to up … Click to Continue »

GERMANY: Neo-Nazi Party Tests New Hate Speech Laws, Immediately Zapped By Facebook And Twitter

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

CNN reports: Germany’s tough new social media law appears to be working: A far-right member of parliament had her Twitter account suspended shortly after posting an anti-Muslim message. Under a law that took full effect in Germany on...Show More Summary

Oren Hazan harasses families of Palestinian prisoners

Member of parliament boards bus carrying families of Palestinian prisoners, calling their sons 'dogs' and 'terrorists'.

Perceived slights and a happy whatever

An interviewee on BBC Radio 4 Today recently, I think it was sister of the murdered Member of Parliament Jo Cox said something along the lines of how, before we all got tied to our smartphones, we used to talk to each other in the street. That may well have been true in some small … Continue reading "Perceived slights and a happy whatever"

UK Tory MP unclear on the concept of dystopia

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Getting to the Future First: How Britain can lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution report was created by Alan Mak, Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant, and it's a laughable compendium of trickle-down nonsense proposing that if all dividends from automation flow to capital, somehow everyone in the world will share in the benefits. (more…)

Malaysian Politicians Deem FA Uniforms Too Sexy and Arousing

Forget the economy. Forget trying to restructure state-owned Malaysia Airlines to make it profitable once again. No, Malaysian members of Parliament are focused on FAs attire on the nation’s budget carriers. From The Straits Times: Senator...Show More Summary

Communist-era policeman becomes Czech police watchdog in new parliament

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech lawmakers on Tuesday entrusted oversight of the police force to a former member of a Communist-era special unit which tried to crush the peaceful 1989 uprising that helped to bring down Communist rule.

Glasgow's MSPs and MPs

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about John Mason, the SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Glasgow Shettleston constituency. Now I knew that John had been a Glasgow councillor in a previous life, but I didn't realise that he was the Leader of the SNP Opposition Group between 1999 and 2008. Show More Summary

Climate Science Deniers and Brexit Campaigners Meet Under Banner of Free Trade

Brexit cheerleader Daniel Hannan has been busy since last June’s referendum set the clock ticking on his current job as a Member of the European Parliament. His latest venture is the Institute for Free Trade, a “private, not-for-profit, non-partisan research foundation”, launched at the Foreign Office no less. Show More Summary

Facebook Sees Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The social media giant’s statement came in response to questions from the British Parliament, but a member of Parliament called Facebook’s answer insufficient.

European Parliament Report Accuses Wilbur Ross of Insider Trading

Earlier this year, Luke Ming Flanagan, an Irish politician and member of the European Parliament, the European Union's governing body, commissioned a report on the 2008 eurozone banking crisis. The final version of this report, written...Show More Summary

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