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 ...
French Senate tells TTIP negotiators to ‘abolish’ ISDS The centre-right and the extreme left in the French Senate have joined forces to oppose the TTIP arbitration clause. France's upper house unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the removal of the controversial text. EurActiv France reports.
Don't expect groundbreaking news from the latest TTIP negotiations They announced a rapid negotiation, to be concluded by the end of 2014 - then, by the end of 2015. After 18 months of exploration, the menu for the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will require significantly more time to digest than was first thought, writes Elvire Fabry.
Šefčovič: Turkish Stream ‘will not work’ Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said today (4 February) that the Russian plan for a pipeline named “Turkish Stream” was not viable. It also became clear that the Commission is organising a secretive ministerial meeting in Sofia on 9 February, to discuss alternatives to the supply of Russian gas to the region.