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European Parliament debates on the eurozone crisis

Here are the full sessions of debates and selected committee hearings covered by Democracy Live since 2009 on the eurozone crisis.

24 November 2009
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Signs of growing problems in Ireland, with MEPs voting to give financial support to unemployed people

15 December 2009
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Commission President Barroso describes unemployment as the biggest challenge facing the EU

15 December 2009
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With many people thinking the worst of the financial crisis was over, MEPs debated economic recovery in the EU

13 January 2010
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Internal Market Commissioner-designate Michel Barnier set out his plans for tougher regulation of the financial services industry in his appointment hearings with MEPs

9 February 2010
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All eyes turned to Greece as the country's excessive levels of national debt became clear

24 February 2010
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UKIP's Nigel Farage lost his temper with European Council president Herman van Rompuy during a debate on the Greek crisis

8 March 2010
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Labour's Catherine Stihler leads calls for the Commission to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)

7 April 2010
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An emergency session of the European Parliament is hastily called to debate the introduction of a new bailout scheme for EU countries getting into difficulties

29 April 2010
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MEPs on the specially convened Economic Crisis Committee warn the debt crisis could spread to Italy

19 May 2010
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As details of the 750bn bailout package become clear, MEPs warn the Commission over growing anger at the direction it is taking

17 June 2010
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Mr Van Rompuy insists that the Euro is a 'victim of its own success', to derision from some MEPs

27 September 2010
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European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet issues a warning over the lack of growth prospects in the eurozone

20 October 2010
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A bilateral deal between Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel on future treaty changes to allow for a bailout mechanism is condemned as an 'attack on EU institutions'

15 December 2010
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Mr Barroso warns national governments from competing in a 'beauty contest' of austerity measures

19 January 2011
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In a withering attack on Eurosceptics, Jose Manuel Barroso hits out at 'selfish and short-sighted' attacks on the eurozone

7 March 2011
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MEPs back a report that calls for the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax, despite criticism from MEPs on the right of the parliament

9 March 2011
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MEPs back a proposed treaty change to set up a permanent bailout fund but were split over the proposed introduction of so-called Eurobonds

28 June 2011
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In an unprecedented move, the Presidents of the Commission and European Council held an open meeting with leaders of the parliament's political groups. It was held as a follow up to yet another summit of EU leaders to discuss the Greek bailout

4 July 2011
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The practice of short selling was condemned by MEPs

6 July 2011
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Poland took over the presidency of the EU with a promise of 'more Europe' to tackle the debt crisis

14 September 2011
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After a turbulent summer, with Greece, Italy and Spain all struggling to control their debt levels, Barroso urged MEPs to 'fight for European integration'

15 September 2011
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Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn told MEPs he was keen for sanctions to be imposed on eurozone countries that build up excessive levels of public debt

27 September 2011
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Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the eurogroup of countries told MEPs he was 'vehemently opposed' to any talk of a eurozone country being kicked out of the zone

28 September 2011
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Mr Barroso uses his State of the Union address to admit that the EU is facing the biggest crisis in its history

25 October 2011
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In a week of two summits, MEPs held yet another emergency debate, with a stark warning from socialist group leader Martin Schultz that the EU was on a 'very, very dangerous path'

25 October 2011
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The human cost of the debt crisis came in to focus, when Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor revealed that almost 10% of the EU population was out of work

27 October 2011
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A week of summits and crisis talks ended with a three-pronged deal on tackling the Greek crisis. However it was dismissed by the leader of the Conservative group, Jan Zahradil, as nothing more than re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

15 November 2011
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With a deal in place, Mr Barroso set out the Commission's proposed laws for 2012 including - to mixed response - a financial transaction tax

1 February 2012
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The UK government was warned it would regret refusing to sign up to the EU's new treaty on enforcing budgetary discipline, created at an EU summit in January 2012

18 April 2012
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President Barroso presented a package of measures designed to boost growth, criticising national governments for failing to do enough

3 July 2012
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Another summit, designed to boost jobs and growth across the EU, got a mixed response from MEPs

12 September 2012
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The annual State of the Union address was dominated by a call from President Barroso for the EU to become a 'federation of nation states'

20 November 2012
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MEPs warn that the economic crisis is leading to a crisis of democracy in the EU and call for the parliament to have more powers

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Timeline of the eurozone crisis

Homepage of Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn

Ecofin Council

A disclaimer on the use of simultaneous interpretations, on the European Parliament's website.




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