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 ...
How resilient is the eurozone? Although stability indicators have not returned to pre-crisis levels, it seems unlikely that a contained flare-up caused by Greece could plunge the entire currency union into economic turmoil, writes Michael Heise.
Michael Heise is chief economist of Allianz SE.
US paratroopers' arrival in Ukraine raises heckles in Moscow Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east, the US army confirmed today (17 April), a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country.
"Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been arriving over the last week," Donald Wrenn, a US army spokesman, told AFP.
"We will have about 300 soldiers from the brigade on the ground providing the training that will last over the next six months."
Uber Chief: ‘Uber and Europe is definitely a conversation worth having’ Uber is facing great resistance in Europe because it is challenging an old, uncompetitive industry, says the company's Mark MacGann.
Mark MacGann is Head of Public Policy at Uber. He spoke to EurActiv's Ecaterina Casinge.
Uber has encountered staunch opposition in Europe. A few EU countries even asked their courts to ban the service. What is the current legal situation for Uber?
Uber is currently operating in 19 out of 28 EU countries, and by the summer we will be present in 24-25 member states.