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Elections Special – 5 MEPs answer: “What are the biggest challenges for the new Parliament?”

April 23, 2014 - EU Institutions

Jennifer Baker is joined by 5 MEPs –  Amelia Andersdotter (Greens/EFA), Corina Creţu (S&D), Ashley Fox (ECR), Gesine Meissner (ALDE) and Andrey Kovatchev (EPP) – to discuss the biggest challenges for the new European Parliament, at the debate “How will the new European Parliament make a difference?” jointly organised by viEUws, EU40 & Apco Forum.

The MEPs identified the following challenges:

  • “We should start deregulating and removing burdens from business so that young people have more jobs”, states Ashley Fox (ECR)
  • “We have to say no to austerity & cuts and have to focus on economic growth and creating jobs , claims Corina Creţu (S&D)
  • “We need to deepen European Union integration as it is the only instrument to be competitive on a global scale, underlines Andrey Kovatchev (EPP)
  • “It could be that we will have more people who will try to divide the EU and it is vital for our future to have united Europe”, asserts Gesine Meissner (ALDE)
  • “The biggest challenge for Parliament is always the Parliament itself, stresses Amelia Andersdotter (Greens/EFA)
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