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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

08.02.2018 - 14:33

Pascal Arimont Mitglied des Pestizid-Sonderausschusses

In dieser Woche hat das Europäische Parlament einen Sonderausschuss eingesetzt, der die Zulassung von umstrittenen Pestiziden wie Glyphosat genauer unter die Lupe nehmen soll. Heute wurde der...
Daylight Saving Time
08.02.2018 - 12:56

Klokverzetten gaat jammer genoeg nog even door.

Het Europees Parlement heeft vandaag het klokverzetten niet afgeschaft. Het halfrond verkoos de zaak eerst te laten uitklaren door de Commissie. Die krijgt nu de taak de regelgeving hierover, in het...
World glove on The field
06.02.2018 - 11:57

ETS reform crucial for transition to low-carbon economy

The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be crucial to achieve the EU’s CO2 reduction goals. It creates a Modernisation Fund to help the EU’s Central European Member States...
Young students
18.01.2018 - 11:30

EP wil strijd tegen jeugdwerkloosheid opvoeren

Het Jeugdwerkgelegenheidsinitiatief (YEI) werpt vruchten af, maar moet gerichter. Tot nu toe werden al meer dan 1,4 miljoen Europese jongeren geholpen door het initiatief, maar er moeten extra...



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...