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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

28.06.2018 - 17:07

Pascal Arimont rapporteur pour Interreg

Le député européen belge germanophone Pascal Arimont (CSP), a été nommé rapporteur pour le programme de financement interrégional ‘Interreg...
euro coin
12.06.2018 - 12:18

Verdieping EMU: Dringend herstellen zolang het weer meezit

Vandaag discussieerde het Europees Parlement over de verdieping van de Economische en Monetaire Unie. Eind vorig jaar al stelde de Commissie haar zogenaamd EMU-pakket voor. De bedoeling is om de...
Woman using her cell phone
06.06.2018 - 12:39

Bellen naar ander EU-land mag niet meer kosten dan 19 cent

Bellen vanuit België naar een ander EU-land mag niet meer dan 19 eurocent per minuut kosten, een sms niet meer dan 6 cent. De lidstaten, Europese Commissie en het Europees Parlement hebben daar...
One euro coin among wheat grains
31.05.2018 - 15:08

Meer geld voor kleine(re) landbouwbedrijven.

Landbouwcommissaris Phil Hogan legt morgen in Sofia de plannen van de Commissie voor het nieuwe Gemeenschappelijke landbouwbeleid na 2020 op tafel. De blauwdruk bevat enkele opmerkelijke voorstellen...



Climate change
02.02.2018 - 12:00

ETS: the EU’s flagship climate tool

The ETS reform creates a fund to help the EU’s poorest members to upgrade their energy systems. This in turn creates jobs and promotes innovation, a clear priority for the EPP Group. The EU...
glass globe in hand
21.11.2017 - 10:20

Exploring local options to fight climate change

At the annual Herman Van Rompuy Lecture, held this year on 21 November at ‘Het BEL’, a new green building at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, keynote speaker Christiana Figueres,...
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,...


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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...