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

Hearing on Data Driven Security

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

Highlights of the week

From 12.10.2015 to 16.10.2015
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island

European Council and EPP Summit (15-16 October 2015)

European leaders will meet to have a broad debate on measures to tackle the refugee crisis and on steps toward a common asylum and immigration policy...
Courtroom detail

Safe Harbour deal: new EU-US data protection talks needed

The EPP Group has tabled an Oral Question to the European Commission on "the consequences of the ECJ ruling invalidating the US Safe...
Climate change

UN conference on fighting climate change: ambitious agreement needed

At Wednesday's Plenary, MEPs will adopt a Resolution on the UN conference in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The Paris...

Press releases

Credit card security
08.10.2015 - 12:28

Electronic Payments: new rules will reduce costs

"The final compromise on electronic payments approved today by a large majority of the European Parliament represents a significant step forward in favour of European citizens and businesses....
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...

Plenary Reports

The main events of the October I Plenary in the European Parliament in Strasbourg were the address by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande made an historic joint appearance in the European Parliament in...
"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...