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MEP Kelly calls for temporary COVID-19 flexibility for online gift card restrictions

Published: Wed, 15 April 2020

MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has called on the European Commission to consider allowing temporary flexibility on rules governing the use of pre-paid gift cards for online transactions to increase options for consumers while many retail outlets remain closed. Gift cards are often given by […]

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MEP Kelly calls for clarity from Commission on Erasmus student accommodation rents

Published: Tue, 07 April 2020

MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has called on the European Commission to outline the actions it is taking to alleviate the financial burdens of ERASMUS students directly caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Speaking from his home in Kerry today, Mr. Kelly made the following comments: […]

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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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