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Anaconda, polish helicopters
19.06.2018 - 10:11

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly common approach. Member States are used to working together on a country-by-country basis on defence issues, but in the current state of world affairs,...
Isolated Airplane
12.06.2018 - 12:56

European aviation standards ready for the 21st century

Today, the European Parliament finally adopted a long-awaited reform of European aviation rules, through the mandate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vote gives the European aviation authorities powers to certify all safety-related...

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Energy
19.06.2018 - 20:47

Sensible agreement on energy efficiency

“The agreement to aim for an EU-wide non-binding energy savings goal of 32.5 percent by 2030 is very ambitious and will take a lot of effort to achieve”, said Markus Pieper, Member of the EPP Group responsible for the Energy Efficiency...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
19.06.2018 - 10:11

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly common approach. Member States are used to working together on a country-by-country basis on defence issues, but in the current state of world affairs,...
Climate change
14.06.2018 - 10:44

Renewables deal win for affordable, climate-friendly energy

"The agreement to boost renewables in the energy mix to 32 percent at EU level by 2030 will help us provide secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. While this will not include nationally-binding targets, Member States will now have an...
Tax
13.06.2018 - 18:32

Tax transparency: Member States need to end stalemate

"The EPP Group wants multinational companies to disclose profit shifting to low-tax countries. For that, EU Member States need to end their stalemate," said Dariusz Rosati MEP, the EPP Group's negotiator on tax transparency rules for...
Architect using drafting table
13.06.2018 - 18:01

Securing professions in the EU

“The EU Single Market will benefit from the new Directive which lays down specific criteria that Member States have to consider when conducting a proportionality test for professional regulation”, said Andreas Schwab MEP, the EPP Group...
EU and Ukraine
13.06.2018 - 13:32

More money for Ukraine under strict conditions

The European Parliament has approved the disbursement of a further €1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine to help the country cover part of its external financing needs and to provide incentives to step up reforms. “This is not...
Mark Rutte
13.06.2018 - 13:16

EU foreign policy: Europe’s fate is in its own hands

"Europe stands at a crossroads. We have to choose between national egoism and making Europe a true global power. The decision is in our hands." This was the central point made by our Chairman Manfred Weber in a debate today in...
Business Data Analyzing
12.06.2018 - 14:46

Simpler, more efficient rules for derivatives markets

We welcome the improvement of the functioning of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), adopted in 2012 following the financial crisis. The proposed changes were adopted by a large majority in plenary today. Werner Langen MEP,...
Isolated Airplane
12.06.2018 - 12:56

European aviation standards ready for the 21st century

Today, the European Parliament finally adopted a long-awaited reform of European aviation rules, through the mandate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vote gives the European aviation authorities powers to certify all safety-related...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
12.06.2018 - 10:50

First step towards limiting CO2 emissions from trucks

Trucks emit more than 40% of Europe's road transport emissions, yet until now, unlike cars, they didn't have caps on CO2. The European Parliament is today expected to confirm an agreement reached last March between the three Institutions...
Security concept
12.06.2018 - 09:33

European SMEs will lose out if Privacy Shield is abolished

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted an own-initiative Report yesterday condemning the EU-US Privacy Shield as dysfunctional and unsecure. Axel Voss MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on...
DiscoverEU
11.06.2018 - 17:53

DiscoverEU: applications open tomorrow

Are you an 18 year-old European citizen who would like to get a sense of the beauty and diversity of our continent? From this Tuesday 12 June at 12.00 hrs until Tuesday 26 June at 12.00 hrs you can apply for one of the 15,000 free travel passes that...
Satellite In The Ray Of Light
07.06.2018 - 13:19

Horizon: bigger research budget welcome but €120bn needed

“Today’s proposal on the EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020, strikes the right tone. An increase in the budget to €100 billion is not only welcome, but also necessary to secure Europe...
Ukraine
06.06.2018 - 15:33

Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine

On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople on Ukraine from the EPP Group made the statement...
Fiber Optic cables
06.06.2018 - 08:24

New telecoms rules: no more excessive fees, faster internet

“The roll out of very fast fibre networks in the EU Member States is crucial for delivering better and faster internet and 5G mobile networks for people and businesses. The new co-investment model we agreed on will encourage the private sector...

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Energy
19.06.2018 - 20:47

Sensible agreement on energy efficiency

“The agreement to aim for an EU-wide non-binding energy savings goal of 32.5 percent by 2030 is very ambitious and will take a lot of effort to...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
19.06.2018 - 10:11

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly common approach. Member States are used to working...
EU-Handelsbeziehungen, Migrationsproblem in Angriff nehmen, Sicherheit in der zivilen Luftfahrt
15.06.2018 - 14:45

EU-Handelsbeziehungen, Migrationsproblem in Angriff nehmen, Sicherheit in der zivilen Luftfahrt

Auf der letzten Plenarsitzung erörter-ten die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments Fragen zu EU-Handelsbe-ziehungen, Migrationsfragen und...
Climate change
14.06.2018 - 10:44

Renewables deal win for affordable, climate-friendly energy

"The agreement to boost renewables in the energy mix to 32 percent at EU level by 2030 will help us provide secure, affordable and climate-...

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Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On Wednesday 20 June, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee will vote on the long-awaited Copyright Directive. The EPP Group seeks a balance between...
Anaconda, polish helicopters

€500 million towards stronger EU defence

An increase in cooperation in the defence industry and strengthening the competitiveness of the EU defence industry are core priorities. On Tuesday,...
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Veterinary medicinal products

On Wednesday, the Environment Committee will confirm the agreement on veterinary medicinal products reached between the European Parliament,...