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17. 5. 2017.
Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.

Tento týden v EP

Vše co potřebujete vědět o důležitých událostech v Evropském parlamentu z každého týdne, včetně rozhovorů s aktéry těchto událostí.
Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU
11. 1. 2018.

Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has approved legislation to block terrorists’ access to financing, sending the dossier to plenary next week. The EPP Group’s Shadow Rapporteur Salvatore Pogliesi says the EU-wide legislation, based on an...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13. 12. 2017.

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning phosphates in kebabs was unjustified, since the food additive is used in other foods as well.
Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus
6. 12. 2017.

Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus

The 26th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus youth study programme.
Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market
5. 12. 2017.

Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/ European Council/ Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within the EU. The legislation, authored by the EPP Group’s Rosa Thun, does not include videos...
EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory
23. 11. 2017.

EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory

Spurred by deadly wildfires in Portugal and flooding in Eastern Europe, the European Commission is proposing to make the EU’s voluntary Civil Protection Mechanism mandatory. Paulo Rangel, an EPP Group Vice-Chair, says the system is cost-effective in helping countries deal with disasters by...
Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU
21. 11. 2017.

Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU

In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules on the use of copyright and related rights for online transmissions and retransmissions of TV and radio...
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...

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Ioannis Zografos
Managing producer EPP TV; Communications Strategy