The consequences of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the USA will reach far beyond further liberalisation of what...

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How well our economy is doing depends on how well our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are doing, because 99% of businesses in Europe are SMEs. But European...

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Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island

Today, the European Commission announced its Communication, the European Agenda for Migration, which lays out its political direction for the next five years. The paper...

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Global Business people team

This week, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström presented the new model for investment protection in all EU trade and investment agreements. I welcome the...

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War and Peace 1945 - 2015
Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:00

War and Peace 1945-2015

Register here In 2015, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The defeat of...
 Small Businesses and Industry
Wed, 22/04/2015 - 15:00

Family businesses in Europe

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 15:00

Hearing on the protection of traditional minorities

Highlights of the week

From 18.05.2015 to 22.05.2015
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island

Migration: Commission plan is a good step in the right direction

The European Agenda for Migration, the European Commission's plan that lays out its political direction for the next five years, covers short,...
Global Peace and Stability

EU security and defence today and tomorrow

In the current changed security situation, the EU needs a stronger Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to guarantee the safety of EU citizens...
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Digital Single Market Strategy

Parliament will debate the Commission's proposed new EU Digital Single Market Strategy on Tuesday morning which includes proposals on e-commerce...

Press releases

National flag of Georgia and Ukraine
21.05.2015 - 10:23

Eastern Partnership: words have to match deeds

Ahead of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit taking place in Riga today and tomorrow, EPP Group MEPs called for the EU to firmly stay the course in strengthening relations with its Eastern...
Three Miners in an Underground Mine, Africa
20.05.2015 - 15:32

Conflict Minerals: we need an integrated EU approach

Breaking the link between mineral extraction and trade and the financing of armed conflicts is the aim of a European Parliament Report drafted by Iuliu Winkler MEP on self-certification of importers...
Portrait of businesspeople working in an office
20.05.2015 - 14:45

EPP Group shares responsibility for disabled citizens

The EPP Group wants closer cooperation between the EU Institutions to better meet the needs of disabled Europeans. The EU has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (...
Olive oil
20.05.2015 - 13:36

EPP Group urges financial support for olive producers

Commenting on the Resolution on the ‘Xylella fastidiosa’ disease adopted in the European Parliament (EP) today, Giovanni La Via MEP, Chairman of the EP Committee on Environment, Public...

Press Conferences

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:00
Wed, 27/05/2015 - 11:00
Wed, 27/05/2015 - 12:00

Plenary Reports

The main topics of the May Strasbourg plenary session were the debates on the European Agenda for Migration, the Digital Single Market Strategy,...
On Wednesday 20 May, the European Commission announced the European Agenda for Migration which lays out its political direction for the next five...
The European Commission has presented the Parliament with its Digital Single Market Strategy, a roadmap for Member States, pushing them to accept...