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Without a Just Transition, there may be no Transition at all

Published: Wed, 01 April 2020

Since Parliament reconvened following the European elections last summer, one issue has topped the lists of priorities for most of the political parties. The issue of course is Climate Change and more specifically the ambitious new European Green Deal, which has recently been launched by Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. As an MEP who […]

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Opinion Piece on Parliament’s vote on the EU Projects of Common Interest

Published: Sun, 29 March 2020

“I think the Parliament took the right decision, but I also wanted to say very clearly that we will condition that decision to make sure that we do not invest money in assets that will then be lost for the future” These are the words of the European Commission Executive Vice President for the European […]

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“Coronavirus is biggest financial crisis since 2008 crash” – Seán Kelly MEP warns

Published: Tue, 10 March 2020

Seán Kelly MEP has warned that the Coronavirus poses the biggest financial threat to Europe and globally, since the 2008 crash. The Ireland South MEP made the comments in Brussels today as the European Parliament debated emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus at a specially curtailed plenary sitting (Tuesday). “The […]

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Coronavirus: Kelly urges EU action

Published: Wed, 04 March 2020

Seán Kelly MEP has urged EU institutions and leaders to prioritise public health concerns first and foremost, but also to be mindful of the economic impact coronavirus may have on small to medium sized businesses and farmers. The Ireland South MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament said made the comments as […]

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Speech given by Sean Kelly MEP to the GLOBUS Conference, Brussels

Published: Tue, 03 March 2020

Colleagues let me begin by welcoming you to our conference here today, which I am delighted to be able to host together with University College Dublin. When I was approached to host this conference, I was delighted with the opportunity to bring key stakeholders together for a discussion on these topics, which are extremely prominent […]

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