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Environment MEPs oppose national GMO import bans proposal
A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was opposed by Environment Committee MEPs. Members are concerned that the proposal might prove unworkable and lead to the reintroduction of border controls between pro and anti-GMO countries. The recommendation will be put to a vote by Parliament as a whole at the 26-29 October plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Parliament in Session. Address by François Hollande and Angela Merkel.
Twenty-five years after Germany’s reunification, President Francois Hollande of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are paying a historic joint visit to Parliament. 

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Parliament in Session. Visit of King Felipe of Spain
The Spanish monarch addressed Parliament in a formal sitting at noon. King Felipe spoke for the first time to the assembly, following his working visit earlier this year. His father King Juan Carlos appeared twice before Parliament, in 1986 and 1989.

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