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PEOPLES NEWS ISSUE NO. 106 DATE: 22 – 6 – 14

category national | eu | other press author Monday June 23, 2014 16:38author by Gary Boyne - Peoples Movement Report this post to the editors

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List of Contents Peoples News issue 106

P 1. EU democracy and transparency to be decided by … a secret ballot
- Election of the President of the Commission

P 1. Israel signs lucrative EU research deal
- They are not JUST included in the Eurovision - Israel is to have the same access as EU member-states to grants

P 2. The world’s largest trade union demands a halt to TTIP negotiations
- The German IG Metall (Industrial Union of Metalworkers) issues a statement

P 2. EU board says banking industry is too bloated
- The European Systemic Risk Board issues a report

P 3. Spaniards are still indignant!
- Reportage on the “Indignants”

P 4. EU ministers give biotech companies a say on GM crops
- Proposed new law would grants Monsanto unprecedented power

P 4. Somebody is getting the message!
- EU commissioner for Social Affairs says Austerity not working !

P 5. Posted workers get the chop!
- Information on the Posted Workers Directive

P 6. A missed opportunity
- An outline of the govt plan for Euro collapse

P 7. Defensive rights for national parliaments needed
- onetime German President of Germany Roman Herzog on over-regulation from Brussels

P 7. Financial services off the table more on our ongoing coverage of the TTIP
- leaked draft of the EU’s first offer to the United States on Financial Service sector

P 8. Publishers, booksellers and writers warn about new library procurement strategy
- New EU rules on public procurement will damage book industry

P 9. Behind closed doors at the bail-out fund
- Info on the European “stability” mechanism

P 11. New book on the challenge to the ESM by Thomas Pringle TD
- Analysis by Étienne de Lhoneux and Christos Vassilopoulos, of the ruling of the
European Court of Justice in the Pringle case

P 12. EU grants €113 million subsidy for shale gas
- Strong condemnation by environmental campaigners of new EU research fund that invites shale gas firms to apply for subsidies

P 12. Fisheries deal not so great
- Simon Coveney’s much heralded deal on Irish fisheries teased out

P 13 Austria, Hungary and Luxembourg’s “coastal communities” benefit too!
- figures for EU inland states !

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