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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 20-24 February 2017

24 February 2017, 00:00 CET
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  • Article - Israel-Palestine: MEPs express their concerns about peace process
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:03:00 GMT
    General : The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is at a critical juncture and the EU and its member states should recognise Palestinian statehood, according to members of Parliament's Palestine delegation. Led by delegation chair Neoklis Sylikiotis, the five members visited Jerusalem and the West Bank on 20-24 February. In addition MEPs discussed the Israeli government's recent decision to retroactively legalise settlements illegally built on Palestinian land during a plenary debate on 14 February.
  • Top Story - Israel and Palestine - Hopes for a lasting peace in the region?
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:36:00 GMT
  • Article - Pesticides: MEPs want to promote use of natural alternatives
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
    Plenary sessions : Although fast and effective for plant growth, chemicals pesticides entail potential risks for human health, animals and the environment. About 45% of food we consume contains pesticide residues with 1.6% exceeding legal limits, according to the European Food Safety Authority. MEPs want to promote the use of more natural pesticides and to simplify and speed up the approval process. Check our video for more information.
  • Article - Ceta: "This deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically"
    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:31:00 GMT
    General : Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal. The agreement removing more than 99% of tariffs can provisionally enter into force as early as April. Speaking following the vote, Artis Pabriks, Parliament's lead MEP on Ceta, said: "Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade and high-quality interaction with other global players." He also described Ceta as "the gold standard for future trade deals".
  • Article - Winter challenge: how many European capitals can you recognise?
    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:23:00 GMT
    General : How well do you know Europe? Find out by taking part in our winter challenge! See how many European capitals you can identify correctly.

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