Νέα της εβδομάδας

Νέα της εβδομάδας

22/01/2018 - 26/01/2018

Car emission controls: ensuring Dieselgate doesn't happen again

Exhaust pipe

Car emission controls: ensuring Dieselgate doesn't happen again

The Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will approve on Tuesday the agreement on the new rules of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles agreed by the European Parliament and the Council. By putting in place a European Commission audit system for national type approval authorities as well as the obligation for the Commission to organise and carry out tests on vehicles, the current rules have been greatly improved. The EPP Group strongly supports this new system instead of the initial push to create a new supervisory agency that would only have caused more red tape and delayed the new system's entry into force.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845676 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175676
  • Kaja Sorg, tel:  +32 476 541 013

Composition of the European Parliament after Brexit

European Parliament

Composition of the European Parliament after Brexit

The Parliament has the right of initiative for a European Council decision on the allocation of seats in the EP for the next legislative period. On Tuesday, the Report on the new distribution of EP seats without the UK will be voted on in the Constitutional Affairs Committee. A vote in plenary is foreseen for the February plenary session.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845192 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175192
  • Lina Stenlund, tel:  +32 485 911 164

Improving exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records

German Federal Police Test New Biometric Border Control

Improving exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records

The extension of the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) to third country nationals will be voted by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Thursday. With a larger scope of the system and new mechanisms for sharing information, Member States will now be able to quickly verify if any other Member State holds conviction information on a non-EU citizen. The ECRIS, which has been a useful tool during the investigation of crime in the EU committed by EU citizens, will now allow for a more efficient EU response to the growing terrorist threats we face today and for ensuring a safer European Union for all its citizens.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845601 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175601
  • Hana Bambasová, tel:  +32 484 278 754

Modernising the EU's trade defence instruments

Global Finance

Modernising the EU's trade defence instruments

The current EU trade defence law dates back to 1995. Since that time, globalisation has increased and the EU’s trade relations with non EU-countries have changed substantially. The modernisation of the old Regulation aims to make EU trade defence law more effective against illegal dumping and subsidies used by companies based in non-EU countries. On Tuesday, the Committee on International Trade will vote on the negotiation agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. "We need effective and proportionate measures to meet the challenges of the globalised world. The new Regulations are a good step to increase transparency and predictability", says Christofer Fjellner MEP, Parliament's Rapporteur on the proposal for the modernisation of the Union's trade defence instruments.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845536 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175536
  • Meike Bogdan, tel:  +32 473 850 507
  • Lina Stenlund, tel:  +32 485 911 164

Chairman's agenda

EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing

Chairman's agenda

Wednesday: Speech at the 10-year anniversary event of the Wilfried Martens Centre, Brussels

Thursday: Attendance at the CSU Party New Year's reception in Gräfelfing, Bavaria

Friday: Visit to the 'Europahaus' in Freyung, Bavaria

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845890 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175890
  • Marion Jeanne, tel:  +32 479 840 293

Press Conferences

Conference

Press Conferences

Monday @ 11.00 hrs: Briefing on the parliamentary agenda

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy
18/01/2018 - 13:15

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister...
Kids
18/01/2018 - 11:27

Cross-border divorces: focus on the interest of the child

“Besides placement in a foster family or care institution, judges should have the possibility to entrust a child to other members of the family...
EU - Russia
17/01/2018 - 15:10

Preventing Russian interference with European elections

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late...
Enlargement
17/01/2018 - 13:28

It’s either an ambitious Europe or no Europe at all

Speaking in plenary today during the debates with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Manfred Weber, Chairman...

Εκδηλώσεις

Jan
31
31/01/2018 - 16:30

The Pan-European Personal Pension Product

To register for the event please contact epp-imco@europarl.europa.eu.