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"We need to act calmly but also be decisive in our actions", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament,...

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Protect creativity without creating borders

The EPP Group has always defended a balanced approach on copyright and considers that it is the only way to ensure the interest of both the creators...

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Media reports about the freedom of panorama - a provision in copyright law that permits taking pictures, video footage or other images of buildings...

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The Legal Affairs Committee in the European Parliament approved today an implementation report on the Copyright Directive. The EPP Group’s...

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The Committee on Legal Affairs is responsible for the interpretation and application of European law and compliance of European Union acts with primary law. It also interprets international law in so far as the European Union is affected. Among its other prerogatives, the Committee also adopts measures concerning judicial and administrative cooperation in civil matters and deals with environmental liability and sanctions against environmental crime.

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Press Release
13.04.2016 - 15:15

Trade secrets: protecting business and fundamental liberties

"This report on trade secrets offers concrete solutions for fighting industrial espionage, whilst guaranteeing freedom of expression and information - starting with the freedom of the press and...
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Press Release
28.01.2016 - 09:46

Trade Secrets: protecting business and fundamental freedoms

"Today's vote sends a strong signal: the agreement reached in Trialogue on trade secrets is well balanced and represents a great step forward for European firms, while preserving the...
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Press Release
16.12.2015 - 17:34

Data Protection Package: finally an agreement!

A great day for European citizens and for the European economy Following lengthy negotiations, an agreement on the Data Protection Package has been reached in trilogue. The result will be voted on...
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News
15.12.2015 - 17:53

Online cross-border shopping will be easier and safer

The EPP Group welcomes the Commission's new legislative proposal on the online sale of tangible goods and of digital content. Following an in-depth discussion with Commissioner Věra Jourov...
Protect creativity without creating borders
Press Release
09.12.2015 - 13:08

Copyright: EPP Group considers proposals a first step

The EPP Group considers that the proposals tabled by the European Commission to modernise copyright rules are a first step to adapting these rules to the digital age. On the Regulation proposal on...
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News
26.11.2015 - 17:15

New General Data Protection Regulation is response to questions of past century

To come straight to the point: Yes, the European data protection reform will be better than the Directive of 1995. However, the truth is also the following: this structure is no longer the...

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Good Administrative Behaviour
01.07.2015 - 14:30

Good Administrative Behaviour

Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union enshrines a legally-binding "right to good administration". As a follow-up to...
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11.01.2012 - 14:30

EPP Group Hearing on "The European Trademark System in the 21st Century"

Since the beginning of the European Community undistorted competition has been amongst the goals listed in the objectives of the EC Treaty. This...

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