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Covid-19: Citizens’ trust will be key to success of tracing App – Sean Kelly MEP

Published: Wed, 22 April 2020

Ensuring citizens’ trust in any potential EU tracing app to combat the spread of Covid-19 will be essential to its success, Sean Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the EU Parliament has said. The Ireland South MEP’s warning comes amid increased debate at EU level over the potential development of a mobile phone […]

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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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