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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

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...
desktop calculator
18.01.2018 - 09:38

Lidstaten krijgen meer vrijheid om btw te verlagen

Vandaag lost de Europese Commissie enkele langverwachte voorstellen rond de btw-hervorming. Wat het meest in het oog springt, is een kleine revolutie: de lidstaten krijgen opnieuw de vrijheid om z...
One euro coin among wheat grains
19.12.2017 - 16:00

Landbouwbudget - Reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

Volgens verschillende scenario's, opgemaakt door het Directoraat-Generaal voor de Landbouw van de Europese Commissie, zullen er in de volgende meerjarenbegroting van de Unie, minder middelen zijn...



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...