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11. 7. 2017.
European Finance Ministers including Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble joined MEPs to call for more action to fight tax avoidance. They came to lend their support to the European Parliament's Special Committee investigating the Panama Papers scandal. Committee Chair Werner Langen of the EPP Group stated that more transparency, including an EU-wide Common Corporate Consolidated Tax Base, would help national governments fight the loss of up to 70 billion euros annually from tax avoidance.

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Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe
9. 11. 2017.

Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe

A Young Parliament Members’ European Forum on 7 and 8 November brought together MEPs and MPs from across Europe. How to tackle the threat posed by extremist forces on the left and the right to European unity was a key issue during the forum. On the second day they signed a resolution...
Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies
7. 11. 2017.

Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies

The House of European History hosted a debate on 7 November 2017 to mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution. At the time it looked like a hopeless putsch by a small group of ideological extremists but the result was a totalitarian communist regime that annihilated millions of people. MEPs...
Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders
7. 11. 2017.

Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved reports on three pieces of legislation calling for greater access and use of the Schengen Information System to track down criminals, terrorists and migrants who are denied asylum. EPP Group MEPs Carlos...
EPP Group seeks to improve EU rules for posted workers
24. 10. 2017.

EPP Group seeks to improve EU rules for posted workers

The European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Posting of Workers Directive. The aim is to improve EU rules for workers who are temporarily posted abroad.   Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, an MEP from the EPP Group, drafted a report on the Directive and will take part in...
Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification
19. 10. 2017.

Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group’s Fourth European Congress of Young Farmers highlighted the need for the Common Agricultural Policy to provide...
Improving the emergency services for EU citizens
18. 10. 2017.

Improving the emergency services for EU citizens

The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event included raising awareness about Europe’s single emergency number (112) and discussing how to...
Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices
12. 10. 2017.

Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices

The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping more competitive and encourage consumers as well as businesses to shop cross-border online, giving...
EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector
28. 9. 2017.

EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector

The services sector accounts for as much as 2/3 of the European Union’s economy. But it’s underperforming because of barriers making it harder for businesses to set up or expand into other EU countries. The European Commission has come up with proposals to reduce these barriers,...
Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
13. 9. 2017.

Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier

With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens remains the top priority, Barnier says, speaking at...
MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal
31. 8. 2017.

MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal

In August, contaminated eggs were found in over half of European Union countries. EU countries reacted by shutting down certain farms and removing contaminated eggs and egg products from supermarkets. The EU has a food safety early warning mechanism but this does not appear to have worked...

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Ioannis Zografos
Managing producer EPP TV; Communications Strategy