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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

Hand Choosing an E-Book vs. Paper Books from a Bookshelf
19.07.2018 - 14:56

Verlaagde BTW op E-publicaties op lange baan

Meer dan een jaar geleden zette het Europees Parlement het licht op groen om de btw-regels op e-boeken en publicaties zoals online kranten en magazines, aan te passen. Sedertdien zit het dossier...
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
11.07.2018 - 13:12

Europees Parlement vereenvoudigt btw-regels voor kmo’s

Vandaag keurde de Commissie Economische Zaken een pakket nieuwe maatregelen goed die het voor onze kmo’s eenvoudiger én goedkoper moet maken om hun producten in andere lidstaten te...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
04.07.2018 - 17:07

Gemiste kans hervorming transportsector

Het Europees Parlement kon vandaag geen overeenstemming vinden over nieuwe regels in verband met detachering in de transportsector, cabotage en rij- en rusttijden. Door de grote verdeeldheid tussen...
03.07.2018 - 12:51

Het Europees Parlement voert de strijd tegen btw-fraude op

Het Europees Parlement keurde deze middag met een grote meerderheid nieuwe regels goed om de gegevensuitwisseling tussen de verschillende btw-administraties verder te bevorderen. Tom...



Oil and gas industry
17.05.2013 - 11:30

New and stricter European legislation for offshore industry

The EU didn't hesitate to draw conclusions from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and shortly afterwards began a thorough overhaul of its existing safety legislation for drilling operations. If a...
European Parliament
14.05.2013 - 15:45

One year until the EU elections: what is at stake?

The EU project and its advocates are unmistakably on the defensive. The EU is blamed for the economic crisis and its recipe to get out of this negative spiral is under attack too. The EU is depicted...
Bank sign on building
08.05.2013 - 11:00

Banking Union: what is missing and what should be added?

Last September, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution entitled “Towards a Banking Union”. The EPP Group pushed to end the vicious circle between banks in financial trouble and...
Frankfurt, EZB, Banking & Euro
19.12.2012 - 09:00

EP sets out vision for stronger economic and monetary union

The economic and financial crisis that, for four years now, has been sending shock waves across Europe has exposed the fault lines in the eurozone's architecture. To guarantee the euro's...


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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...