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- 8 January 2013
The Bill to give legal status to Humanist weddings passed all stages in the Dáil on Thursday, December 20th 2012. Having already passed all stages in the Seanad, it is now set to be signed into law by the President.
- 7 December 2012
This public hearing was organised on 15 November 2012 at the European Parliament. It was part of EHF campaign "Keep Dogma Out of Research" aimed at removing religious restrictions from EU policy on research. It gathered Eu decision makers, scientists and lawyers around 100 participants.
- 30 November 2012
On 27 Nov. 2012, EHF President Pierre Galand took part to the annual meeting between the three presidents of the European Union (Commission, Council and Parliament) and leading non-confessional organisations in Europe.
- 22 November 2012
On 14 November 2012, the European Parliament President met several representatives of churches and non-confessional organizations, including the European Humanist Federation (EHF) and the Belgian Centre d’Action Laïque (CAL) for a dialogue meeting on “intergenerational solidarity”.
- After Tonio Borgâ€™s hearing, the EHF reiterates its opposition to his nomination as EU Commissioner15 November 2012
On 13 November 2012, Tonio Borg was heard by the members of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Prior to this hearing, the European Humanist Federation together with other NGOs, had made clear it had serious concerns regarding Mr Borg’s nomination as the new Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Policy.
- 12 November 2012
“Tonio Borg is not suitable to be the next EU Health Commissioner” Civil society organisations are calling on the European Parliament to reject the nomination of Tonio Borg as the next EU Health Commissioner and on EU Commission President Barroso to withdraw the nomination of Tonio Borg.
- 9 November 2012
On 6 November 2012, the EHF met with Mr George Zodiates, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the EU, to express its views on several European issues.
- 31 October 2012
By Raphael Vassallo, journalist for Malta Today Secular groups plan to protest against the Commissioner-designate Candidacy is ‘certainly very bad for the image of Malta in Europe’ says secularists who will protest Borg nomination. Tonio Borg.
- 31 October 2012
Read the EHF’s press release on the candidacy of Tonio Borg as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. Tonio Borg’s nomination as European Commissioner would be a disgrace for the EU
- 30 October 2012
Tonio Borg has been nominated by Malta to replace former Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection John Dalli after his resignation on 16 October 2012. Despite Tonio Borg’s well-known stands against women’s, LGBT’s and migrants’ rights, President José Manuel Barroso approved his nomination.