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EU Parliament Session in Strasbourg...epa03709926 Members of the Parliament vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 21 May 2013. European Union leaders must go beyond promises when they tackle the issue of tax evasion at a Brussels summit this week, several leading EU parliamentarians said on 21 May - hours after internet giant Apple was accused of dodging US income taxes. 'Do we really have the courage and the willingness to fight tax evasion and tax havens? We need strong action, not only declarations,' Socialist leader Hannes Swoboda said during a debate at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France.  EPA/Patrick Seeger

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Members of the parliament on Tuesday vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. EU leaders must go beyond promises when they tackle the issue of tax evasion at a Brussels summit this week, several EU parliamentarians said, hours after Apple was accused of dodging US income taxes. Read more

An organiser walks on a large European Union flag is displayed front of Romania's Parliament Building to mark EU Day in Bucharest May 9, 2013. The flag measures 140 by 100 meters and weighs 800kg, according to organisers.

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An organizer walks on a large European Union flag displayed in front of Romania’s parliament building to mark EU Day in Bucharest. The flag measures 140m by 100m and weighs 800kg, according to organisers.

Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain's government to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, in central London, April 26, 2013. EU governments failed last month to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, but the European Commission is threatening to force such a ban through unless member states agree a compromise.

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Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain’s government to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, in central London. EU governments failed last month to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, but the European Commission is threatening to force such a ban through unless member states agree a compromise.