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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

Tax Haven
13.12.2017 - 15:24

Panama Papers: Transparantie en gegevensuitwisseling voorop

Het Europees Parlement voert de strijd tegen internationale belastingontduiking verder op. Concreet moet er meer transparantie komen omtrent tussenpersonen die als bemiddelaar optreden bij het...
Bike lane and traffic
11.12.2017 - 09:55

Fietshelmen: EU Commissie herbekijkt veiligheidsnormen

Straatsburg, 11 december - In navolging van een recent veiligheidsonderzoek van consumentenvereniging Test Aankoop, gaat de Europese Commissie de veiligheidsnormen omtrent kinderfietshelmen grondig...
Brexit Direction Sign
08.12.2017 - 10:30

Scheidingsakkoord VK: reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

Tom Vandenkendelaere, CD&V woordvoerder Brexit reactie: "Het scheidingsakkoord met het Verenigd Koninkrijk komt er geen moment te vroeg. Minder dan 16 maanden scheiden ons van de Brexit....
06.12.2017 - 12:29

Verdieping Eurozone - Reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

De Europese Commissie stelt vandaag haar voorstellen voor de verdere verdieping van de Eurozone voor. Commissievoorzitter Juncker ijvert onder meer voor de creatie van een Europees Monetair Fonds (...



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...