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...

European Union

"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,...



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.


13.02.2017 - 19:30

Robotics: no longer the stuff of legends

Just imagine: you wake up in the morning, you have breakfast, open a mobile app, call an automated car to take you to work and pay from the app itself. Then in the evening to go back home you do the...
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Press Release
02.02.2017 - 11:50

Recognising cross-border adoption: child welfare comes first

MEPs today asked the European Commission to come up with a legislative proposal that would allow families with adopted children to settle freely within the EU, without the need of re-recognition of...
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Press Release
11.01.2017 - 11:50

Copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market

Digital technologies have radically changed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The EU needs modern copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market. Today, MEPs will...
Press Release
01.12.2016 - 12:06

Commissioners’ behaviour needs to be irreproachable

“The College of Commissioners is a group of top European Union officials. It is not surprising that any information about Commissioner activity outside his or her mandate provokes strong...
Therese Comodini Cachia MEP
29.11.2016 - 17:32

Copyright reform: why, how and for whom

Digital technology has radically changed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The EU needs modern copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market. The Commission's...
Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Pavel Svoboda MEP
Press Release
13.09.2016 - 13:29

21st century copyright for authors and consumers

“Copyright is not a barrier for creative and cultural content to thrive online. We are prepared to lead the debate in the European Parliament and we will seek to make the new proposal clear and...


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...
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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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