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Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole

Press releases

Amazons kindle
16.06.2017 - 12:37

Tsjechisch veto voor BTW e-publicaties

Nadat het Europees Parlement op 1 juni met een enorme meerderheid het voorstel goedkeurde om de Europese BTW-wetgeving omtrent online boeken, kranten en magazines aan te passen, stuit datzelfde...
Senior man sitting with his daughter and grandson
14.06.2017 - 13:13


Het Europees Parlement wil concrete stappen om het verschil in pensioenen tussen mannen en vrouwen in Europa te dichten. Een beter evenwicht tussen werk en privéleven moet vrouwen helpen de...
Wheat field against the blue sky
13.06.2017 - 19:06

Glyfosaat: Transparantie om vertrouwen burger te herstellen

Het Europees Parlement ondervroeg vandaag de Commissie over haar visie op de transparantie van het Europese wetenschappelijk onderzoek over het gebruik van onkruidverdelger glyfosaat. Europees...
Hand Choosing an E-Book vs. Paper Books from a Bookshelf
01.06.2017 - 12:39

Online books and papers will soon be cheaper

E-books and other online publications, such as online papers and magazines, will soon become cheaper. Today, the European Parliament approved a new proposal to change European VAT legislation...



Climate change
06.02.2017 - 14:10

ETS reform: EU climate policy has to support job creation

In the coming months, the European Parliament and the Member States of the European Union will try to agree on a major reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2021-2030. ETS is the most...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
18.01.2017 - 15:57

The European Pillar of Social Rights: enabling Europe’s future workforce

As the job market continues to evolve, so should Europe's social policy. Today, many new forms of employment have emerged as a logical consequence of the digital revolution. Whether it is Uber,...
Online shopping with digital tablet
29.11.2016 - 11:05

Cross-border online and offline sales: the new frontier

How often do you shop online from another country? How come so few traders sell their goods abroad? Cross-border sales, whether online or offline, are doing very poorly and the main cause for this is...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
13.10.2016 - 10:29

Building bridges between parliaments - Erasmus for young politicians

All too often the gap between national parliaments and the European Parliament seems wide. Members of national parliaments often have only a dim awareness of what goes on ‘in Europe’....


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Highlights of the week


European Council conclusions

The Chairman will take the floor during the key debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting. On 29 April, the EU Heads of State...

Portability of online content services

MEPs will discuss the agreement with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The Report on the protection of the EU's financial interests (PIF Report) from the year 2015 will be voted on on Tuesday in plenary. Parliament...