Legal Affairs

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“We regret that the European Parliament has rejected the mandate for the negotiations with the Member States as it could have been a real step...

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The EPP Group has adopted its common position on the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. “We expect the file to...

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The European Parliament will take another step towards achieving the Digital Single Market. The plenary will vote on a deal with the Council...

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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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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
26.04.2012 - 12:30

The EPP Group fights for freedom of press.

"As defamation proceedings against journalists are increasing, the EPP Group is in favour of a freedom of press without compromises," said MEP Gallo. The European Parliament's...
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Press Release
29.03.2012 - 15:30

Corporate Governance: Flexibility is the essence

The Report adopted today on a corporate governance framework for European companies contains crucial issues about how the future of listed corporations will look. Corporate governance should...
EU enlargement – derivates – EU-US data deal
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29.03.2012 - 14:45

EU enlargement – derivates – EU-US data deal

A round-up from the European Parliament's plenary session in Brussels, including: a discussion of the progress of several countries seeking to join the EU; a vote in favour of tighter regulation...
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Press Release
13.03.2012 - 17:15

Succession and wills across borders will be easier in Europe

Leaving an inheritance and receiving one across borders is going to become much easier in Europe. The European Parliament adopted a new EU Regulation in Strasbourg today. "This is a milestone in...
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News
12.03.2012 - 19:30

A European 'single market' for successions

When someone passes away, disputes often arise about inheritance. European countries have considerably different laws on inheritance and the right to a compulsory portion of an estate. If the...
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Press Release
01.03.2012 - 15:00

Raising questions for the future of corporations.

Corporate governance rules are necessary to regulate the relationship between shareholders, directors and managers. If there are not a large number of shareholders, irrespective of the size of the...

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Past Events

Hearing on Copyright
08.06.2017 - 09:00

Hearing on Copyright

The full video of this event can be found on the EPP Group Facebook page.    
Hearing on Copyright
11.01.2017 - 14:30

Hearing on Copyright

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...
Lawyer with documents
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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