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18. 5. 2017.
At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then partnership discussions afterwards. They also discussed a European Commission reflection paper on how to harness globalisation and passed a law allowing EU citizens to access online content they have bought in their home country in other EU countries.

Zprávy z plenárního zasedání

Shrnutí rozprav a hlavních legislativních aktů přijatých na plenárních zasedáních Evropského parlamentu. Zveřejňováno poslední den zasedání.
EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary
26. 4. 2017.

EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary

In European Parliament debates on Turkey’s disputed referendum and on Hungary’s policies, MEPs discussed how to press both governments to respect civil and social rights. The EPP Group’s Chairman Manfred Weber called on the EU to suspend accession talks with Turkey, but said the...
Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety
6. 4. 2017.

Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, MEPs approved a plan for Brexit negotiations which are to focus on the UK’s exit process first, then on trade and other matters. The EPP Group’s Manfred Weber notes that the UK can’t cherry-pick Europol or other advantages...
Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy
16. 3. 2017.

Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the latest EU Summit that focused on the future of Europe. Council President Donald Tusk noted unity among the leaders on building a stronger EU, and EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber welcomed Tusk’s re-election. The plenary also...
CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict
16. 2. 2017.

CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future of the EU, Parliament backed a report calling for stronger action to fight terrorism and radicalisation. And Parliament debated what next steps to...
European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency
19. 1. 2017.

European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs elected EPP Group MEP Antonio Tajani as its President plus four EPP Group MEPs as Vice-Presidents and two EPP Group MEPs as Quaestors (to look after Parliament’s administrative and financial interests). The EPP Group and ALDE reached...
Tajani candidate for EP President, visa emergency brake, energy, railways
15. 12. 2016.

Tajani candidate for EP President, visa emergency brake, energy, railways

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, the EPP Group chose Italian MEP Antonio Tajani as its candidate for Parliament President. MEPs approved an ‘emergency brake’ for visas, allowing talks on visa-free travel to proceed with Georgia and Ukraine. And Parliament debated...
EP next president, Turkey talks frozen, CETA, Climate talks, tackling sexual violence
24. 11. 2016.

EP next president, Turkey talks frozen, CETA, Climate talks, tackling sexual violence

With the future European Parliament presidency suddenly wide open, the EPP Group says it will consult with other political forces on who should take the helm. MEPs, including those from the EPP Group, approved a Resolution calling for a freeze in Turkey’s membership talks to protest a massive...
CETA, Iraq, EU Budget, InterRail, Tax Fairness
27. 10. 2016.

CETA, Iraq, EU Budget, InterRail, Tax Fairness

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, the EPP Group pressed for the ratification of the CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada, and for support for the Iraqi government in fighting ISIS. It welcomed the plenary’s approval of an EU budget plan that includes the EPP...
Syria; Climate deal; Reforms in Greece; EU Summit
6. 10. 2016.

Syria; Climate deal; Reforms in Greece; EU Summit

The European Parliament debated the desperate human rights situation in Syria. In light of Russia’s military intervention in the country, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said the EU needs to work out how to deal with the Russians. He was also heavily critical of links between the far-right...
EU State of the Union, democracy in Poland, Turkey civil and human rights, emissions scandal
15. 9. 2016.

EU State of the Union, democracy in Poland, Turkey civil and human rights, emissions scandal

The European Parliament debated the State of the Union speech by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with a call by EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber to stop cheap populist rhetoric and act to improve the lives of Europeans. MEPs turned up pressure on the Polish government to scrap anti-...

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Ioannis Zografos
Managing producer EPP TV; Communications Strategy