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Interview Kelly MEP on energy crisis

Interview Kelly MEP on energy crisis

October 7, 2022

The European Parliament this week voted for a range of measures to tackle soaring energy costs and ease the pressure on European households and businesses.

They’re calling for a number of ways to deal with the energy crisis including better protection of vulnerable consumers and an immediate and full embargo on oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas from Russia. MEPs also backed EU proposals to impose windfall taxes on companies making massive profits from electricity produced at low cost such as renewables, nuclear and lignite.

Well Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly spoke to Karen Coleman (EuroParlRadio) about the energy crisis and the Parliament’s proposals on how to deal with it.

Out words: pressed consumer

Dur:  03:54

“Immoral” companies making profits on backs of poor – Kelly

“Immoral” companies making profits on backs of poor – Kelly

October 7, 2022

It’s time to reign in companies making enormous profits from the energy crisis when they’re able to produce electricity at low cost.

So says Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly.  The European Parliament this week voted for a range of measures to tackle soaring energy costs and ease the pressure on European households and businesses.

MEPs backed EU proposals to impose windfall taxes on companies making massive profits from electricity produced at low cost such as renewables, nuclear and lignite.

Sean Kelly welcomed the move.

Out words: member states

Dur: 00:30

Interview Markey MEP on fertiliser strategy

Interview Markey MEP on fertiliser strategy

October 7, 2022

MEPs in the European Parliament this week debated how to tackle the high price and scarcity of fertilisers in Europe as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. 

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey is calling for an EU strategy on fertilisers to ensure food supply and food security.  

Well Karen Coleman (EuroParlRadio) caught up with the Midlands North-West MEP in the European Parliament and talked to him about the problems farmer face when it comes to sourcing affordable supplies of fertilisers.

Out words: coming season

Dur: 03:26

MEP calls for EU strategy on fertilisers – Markey

MEP calls for EU strategy on fertilisers – Markey

October 6, 2022

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey is calling for an EU strategy on fertilisers to ensure food supply and food security.  

MEPs in the European Parliament today debated how to tackle the high price and scarcity of fertilisers in Europe as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.  Colm Markey says the connection between fertiliser and food security is very real and needs to be addressed.

Out words: the production

Dur: 00:25

Interview O’Sullivan MEP on Ocean governance

Interview O’Sullivan MEP on Ocean governance

October 6, 2022

The European Parliament this week (Thursday 6th) demanded better protection of the oceans and marine biodiversity. The vast majority of MEPs voted for a resolution that calls on the EU to lead global ocean governance and biodiversity efforts.

The calls come ahead of the upcoming climate and biodiversity conferences COP27 and COP15. The resolution was tabled by Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan. She spoke to EuroParlRadio’s Karen Coleman about her resolution.

Out words: to come

Dur: 03:17

MEPs demand more protection of Oceans – O’Sullivan

MEPs demand more protection of Oceans – O’Sullivan

October 6, 2022

The European Parliament today demanded better protection of the oceans and marine biodiversity. The vast majority of MEPs voted for a resolution that calls on the EU to lead global ocean governance and biodiversity efforts.

The calls come ahead of the upcoming climate and biodiversity conferences COP27 and COP15. The resolution was tabled by Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan. She outlined its significance. 

Out words: climate catastrophe

Dur: 00:25

Interview Ciaran Cuffe on energy crisis

Interview Ciaran Cuffe on energy crisis

October 6, 2022

Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe says EU proposals to deal with the rising costs of energy don’t go far enough and are a “missed opportunity”.   

The Dublin MEP voted against a European Parliament resolution to ease the pressure of rapidly rising energy prices on European households and businesses. The resolution calls for a range of measures to deal with the energy crisis including better protection of vulnerable consumers and an immediate and full embargo on oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas from Russia.

The Dublin MEP spoke to EuroParlRadio’s Karen Coleman in the European Parliament in Strasbourg about the resolution and why he voted against it.

Out words: lot further

Dur: 03:11

EU needs to do much more on energy crisis – Cuffe

EU needs to do much more on energy crisis – Cuffe

October 6, 2022

The EU needs to do much more to tackle the energy crisis that’s leading to spiralling costs  and leaving vulnerable households struggling to pay their bills.

So says Green MEP Ciaran Cuffe who this week voted against a European Parliament resolution that called for a range of measures to deal with the energy emergency. They included better protection of vulnerable consumers and an immediate and full embargo on oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas from Russia.

But Ciaran Cuffe says the proposals aren’t strong enough.

Out words: do more  

Dur:  00:16

EU Energy proposals “missed opportunity” – Cuffe

EU Energy proposals “missed opportunity” – Cuffe

October 6, 2022

Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe says EU proposals to deal with the rising costs of energy don’t go far enough and are a “missed opportunity”.   

The Dublin MEP voted against a European Parliament resolution to ease the pressure of rapidly rising energy prices on European households and businesses. The resolution calls for a range of measures to deal with the energy crisis including better protection of vulnerable consumers and an immediate and full embargo on oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas from Russia.

But the Dublin MEP says the proposals won’t do enough to help people struggling with rocketing energy bills and they won’t accelerate the move away from fossil fuels.

Out words: super profits

Dur: 00:24

More State aid needed for regional airports – MacManus

More State aid needed for regional airports – MacManus

October 5, 2022

Regional airports like Donegal and Knock need more state aid to expand so that people in the West of Ireland don’t have to go to Dublin to fly elsewhere.

That’s the demand from Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus. He’s calling on the government to petition the European Commission to relax State-aid rules to help regional airports develop more routes.

Out words:  regional airports

Dur: 00:30

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