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Greek prime minister Alexis #Tsipras will come to the Parliament tomorrow morning to discuss the situation in his country following the referendum with Parliament members. Watch it live from 9.30 CET @  epgplus.eu/sN
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The man who got himself by the balls, but he hasn't noticed it yet. Wait until he starts twisting...
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The emissions trading scheme – based on buying and selling emission allowances – is currently not optimised to invest in green technologies. This is a problem, as the whole point of the #ETS was to fight climate change and for that, industries should go green. Parliament will vote on a reform aimed at tackling this problem during this #EPlenary   session. In the meantime, find everything you need to know about ETS in a nutshell @ epgplus.eu/4u and "+1" if you are in favour of re-thinking the current situation.  
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The picture shows STEAM coming out of those stacks!
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"We have to respect the vote of the Greek people. In full sovereignty they expressed a clear 'no' to the proposals on the table in the eurozone," said European Parliament President Martin Schulz on the situation in #Greece following the referendum. Share your thoughts below.  
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L'euro doit être plus qu'une zone... l'équivalent "or" de la monnaie repose aussi sur l'esprit " or " est ce que la zone n'aurait plus d'esprit ? that is the question to be or not to be . But may be the name " écu " would have been the best :)
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The case of #Uber taxi service: Should the EU or shouldn't regulate the so-called sharing economy? Tell us your experiences and share what you think is the best approach to new digital business models such as #Uber or #AirBnB .

#sharingeconomy   #sharing   #digitalmarket  
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Uber is bandit capitalism at its worst. The only consolation is that its wildly overpriced shares will soon collapse, burning the fingers of those greedy enough to invest in a produce nothing, provide nothing company. 
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Greek debt and the migrant crisis are just two of the challenges facing the country taking over the Council's presidency today. Do you know which one we are talking about?
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I guess the one you are talking about the longest way come back again in the top again! 
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#TTIP is back on the agenda. Trade committee members discussed different amendments to a resolution on the EU's negotiating position. "Today's vote was a necessary step we had to take in committee to prepare the #TTIP-resolution to be put forward to vote in a future plenary session", said trade committee chair and rapporteur Berndt Lange after the vote. Watch the video to find out what's next! #ΕPonTTIP
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It would only benefit the unethical Mega rich. So would be even worse than the situation is now, as their able to do as they please 
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Parliament is finalising its recommendations on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and will vote on these recommendations tomorrow. German S&D member Bernd Lange, responsible for drafting the Parliament's recommendations, says transparency is key. Read our interview with him @ epgplus.eu/4t  and tell us, do you agree with him? 

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No, I do not agree with him.

He didn't mention the most important points, that TTIP doesn't recognize the difference between the American case law principle and the European codex law principle, that this issue must be part of the TTIP and of the mechanism how arbitration is defined inside the TTIP and that arbitration courts have to get their legitimacy by democratic elected institutions, like the EP.

And there are more concerns.

That the American culture is less secular and recognizes religious concerns in legal process and that creationist schoolbooks might gain the right to be listed as schoolbooks in European countries.

And that archaic customs from the US, like the remedial and aftercare principle, might replace the modern and progressive precautionary principle, which made the European economy such a huge success and is the core of all quality assurance systems European industry relies on.

And that the ongoing regulation process, implemented in the drafts, will make it to the final version and future changes will be possible without parliamentary ratification,

It still looks like TTIP tries to axe many of the European values and cut the benefits of hard-earned standards and procedures. Damaging our sustainable way of living and hand the European citizens over to an anonymous primacy of profit and money.

As long as TTIP is not about a growth in happiness, love, health and security, a vast majority in Europe will say, "we don't need it", and reject it. 

We haven't risked our lives to cut the heads of some greedy aristocrats in the French Revolution and in many fights afterwards, to loose all this to a pile of paper which enforces ventures and enterprises to act again like those ancient foes of humanity. 
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#Greece, #TTIP, Circular economy, #Luxembourg presidency... It will be a busy plenary week in Strasbourg. Find out more about European Parliament's agenda @ epgplus.eu/wP and watch the #video  @ epgplus.eu/4s 

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Inspired for #photography during the summer? Our 7th #GuestPhotographer contests topic within the framework of the European Year for Development is children and youth. Send us your photo until 30 August and win a trip to Strasbourg to shoot your own reportage. Congratulations to Natividad Esmel Campos, the winner of the June round of the contest. Find out more @ epgplus.eu/4r
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Do you make use of mobile apps to monitor your health? Read more about how new technologies can empower patients and improve health literacy @ epgplus.eu/4p and take part in the conversation below!
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Anyone up for a refreshing dip in transparent and clean waters on a hot day? Find out where in Europe you can find the best place for a swim @ epgplus.eu/4j
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That's a great GIF.  That dog is really moving across those rocks and takes a heck of a leap into the water!  Well done.
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"The #referendum is a legitimate instrument to consult people but this decision affects us all, therefore, as EP President and as a European, I will fight to convince the #Greek people to accept the stretched hand of Europeans and to stay in the euro zone", said the President of the European Parliament  Martin Schulz following the meeting with political group leaders. Read more @http://bit.ly/1BR6UxA
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If the EU were to collapse then things would be a whole lot worse for everyone, maybe 2/3 country's could survive but it would be a gamble as to which country makes it.
I think the EU will survive with or without Greece, I would also suggest that they will press forward with greater Central control and unity.

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