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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

Oil and gas industry
21.05.2013 - 16:00

Offshore oil and gas drilling to become substantially safer

Companies drilling for oil or gas in the Arctic area will in the future need to observe much stricter EU rules. This is the result of a new European Directive that has been adopted by the European...
21.05.2013 - 10:00

EP werkt door aan veiliger bankensector

  Straatsburg, 20 mei 2013- Het Europees Parlement zet deze week opnieuw een belangrijke stap op weg naar een Europese bankenunie, die de bankensector veiliger maakt, de verantwoordelijkheid...
US - EU flag
25.04.2013 - 11:45

TTIP: MEPs back trade deal with US

Key MEPs gave their backing today to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. Approving a Resolution by 23 votes in favour...
businessman with money on his breast pocket
16.04.2013 - 15:45

Banking Regulation: no taxpayers' money to prop up banks

EU Parliament adopts "most comprehensive and most far-reaching banking regulation in European history" with overwhelming majority "Today's decision makes European banks more...



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...