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2007

Regional Development Committee considers draft opinion on a European Broadband Policy

The Regional Development Committee is considering a draft opinion for the ITRE Committee on a European Broadband Policy.

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Higgins calls for Government Departments to go green

 

FG MEP Senator Jim Higgins has asked the Government to make tangible steps towards cutting its own carbon footprint by asking for environmental audits of Government Departments and for Government Departments to source their energy needs from renewable sources.

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Higgins welcomes European Commission White Paper on Nutrition

FG MEP Senator Jim Higgins today welcomed the launch of the European Commission's White Paper on Nutrition, a move to tackle problems such as obesity and other health issues associated with an unbalanced diet.

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Higgins calls for improvement in Irish Road Safety Performance

FG MEP Senator Jim Higgins urged the Irish Authorities to do more to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Irish roads. Speaking following the first Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference in Brussels by the European Transport Safety Council Senator Higgins said:

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Higgins welcomes EU moves to clamp down on misleading airfares

Fine Gael MEP Senator Jim Higgins today welcomed the decision by MEPs to support proposals to stop the practice of misleading airfares. The European Parliament voted to support the Degutis Report which will see an ending of the pricing anomaly practiced by some air carriers at present.

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