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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

Financial Analysis with charts and european currency
30.11.2017 - 12:12

Aanpassing btw-wetgeving: reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

Europarlementsleden zetten vandaag het licht op groen voor de aanpassing van de huidige btw-wetgeving. De nieuwe maatregelen moeten het btw-systeem moderniseren en grensoverschrijdende verkoop in de...
Farmer in a field with combine harvester in the background
29.11.2017 - 13:15

Toekomst Landbouwbeleid: reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

Landbouwcommissaris Phil Hogan stelde vandaag zijn plannen voor de toekomst van het EU-landbouwbeleid voor. Concreet moet het landbouwbeleid eenvoudiger en groener worden, waarbij het geld naar de...
Financial Chart with Coins
22.11.2017 - 14:48

Europees semester: “Niet langer ingrijpen is onverantwoord”

Vandaag wordt de aftrap van het Europees Semester gegeven: een reeks maatregelen waarmee de Commissie het economisch en begrotingsbeleid van de lidstaten op elkaar afstemt, en toetst aan de...
photo of application icons
21.11.2017 - 10:39

Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the...



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...