The Independence/Democracy Group in the European Parliament (IND/DEM) was an Eurosceptic political group active during the 2004–2009 term of the European Parliament. The collapsed following the 2009 European elections after losing many of its MEPs.
Formal name: Independence/Democracy Group in the European Parliament
Founded: 20 July 2004
Dissolved: 1 July 2009 (de facto)
Preceded by: Europe of Democracies and Diversities
Succeeded by: Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD)
Chaired by: Nigel Farage MEP and Hanne Dahl MEP
October 31, 2009
The European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has faced a grilling by MEPs in a first question and answer session in Strasbourg.The Q&A session was based on Prime Minister's Questions in the British House of Commons.Representatives of the parliament's main groupings each had the chance to ask any question they wanted.MEPs are hoping the sessions will liven up the parliament's proceedings and add a touch of spontaneity.As much as they may complain about the "Punch and Judy" nature of Prime Minister's Question Time, British MPs know the weekly session at Westminster is envied in ...
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“What's happening in Europe is a trend in a very negative direction. Governments are giving themselves vague powers to gather information on everyone, whether you're a lawyer, a doctor or an NGO,” O'Carroll said, referring to the French law that passed this spring and planned legislation in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Live: Grexit? The endgame Should they stay or should they go? On Sunday (5 July), Greek voters will decide to accept or reject a new bailout package. EurActiv reports, in real time.
Greece’s unenviable choice There is no good choice in Sunday’s referendum. For Greeks, it is either the devil or the deep blue sea, argues Uri Dadush.