Erase Tax

Balz criticises Danish, Slovenian and Bulgarian governments for lack of collaboration An "urgent need for action on the side of the Member States". This is...

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Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

"In this migrant crisis, it is not Europe, it is national egotisms that have failed", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, during the debate on...

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Today, the European Commission put forward a raft of legislative proposals in a bid to tackle the refugee crisis on EU territory. The EPP Group has welcomed these...

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Protests in Venezuela

Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates must meet three main...

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Integrated EU policy approach for pharmaceutical sector
Wed, 30/09/2015 - 14:30

The future of medicine

A strong EU pharmaceutical sector is essential to ensure Europe’s disease prevention capabilities, preparedness...
Cohesion Policy and the Review of the EU 2020 Strategy
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:00

Cohesion Policy and the Review of the EU 2020 Strategy

Data Driven Security
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:00

Hearing on Data Driven Security

To register, or for further information, contact or agnieszka.wawrzyk@...

Highlights of the week

From 05.10.2015 to 13.09.2015
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Merkel and Hollande in Strasbourg Plenary

On Wednesday, 25 years after Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François...
Refugees on a boat

Refugee Crisis: debate with Donald Tusk

On Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk will be in the European Parliament to present the outcome of the informal European Summit of 23...
Credit card security

Rules on payment services: lower costs for consumers

New EU rules on payment services will significantly reduce the cost of the European payments market both online and via cards in favour of consumers...

Press releases

Angela Merkel visit to EP
07.10.2015 - 17:03

Let's strengthen Europe and deepen it

"25 years ago, this continent was experiencing the collapse of Communism. Today, the drama of the refugee crisis is a major challenge. It is our humanitarian duty to help those human beings who...
Judge hammer
07.10.2015 - 13:17

Simplified procedures for cross-border disputes between SMEs

European justice needs a single European legal space, efficient justice needs simplified procedures. The European Small Claims Procedure, in use since 2009, is a simplified procedure, based on...
Syrian Refugees
07.10.2015 - 12:43

Solutions for Syria mean solutions for Europe

Finding solutions for Syria was amply debated today by the European Parliament. Protecting innocent lives and achieving peace for the sake of the whole region is the number one priority. EPP Group...
Flowers and car
06.10.2015 - 15:03

Car emissions: call for realistic tests and goals

"We need to put in place common European car emission tests which resemble real driving conditions as closely as possible. At the same time, let the VW case serve as a warning about the risks we...

Plenary Reports

The key topic of the September Plenary Session in Strasbourg was the annual State of the Union speech by the European Commission President Jean-...
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his first State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg this...
A specific debate on migration took place this session after the State of the Union debate. The European Commission put forward a raft of...