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Earthquake in Amatrice
13.09.2017 - 12:33

Today, the heart of Europe is beating in Italy

In plenary today, the European Parliament approved the biggest-ever mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), providing €1.2 billion in financial assistance to Italy following the devastating earthquakes that recently hit the...
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
13.09.2017 - 11:16

We must assert and defend the European way of life

“Today, it is about the self-assertion of this continent. Today, we must defend Europe’s identity. Today, we must defend the European way of life in a world that is changing rapidly”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP...

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CETA
20.09.2017 - 10:42

Europe leads on rules-based trade: CETA comes into force

Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The deal marks a milestone in EU-Canada relations and the EU's trade policy. The Agreement is the...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
14.09.2017 - 12:41

EPP Group deplores attempts to keep NGO financing secret

In a vote today the EPP Group rejected attempts to keep NGO financing a secret. Hiding behind calls for transparency in this House, the Greens and the Left in the European Parliament wanted to prevent shedding light on the use of EU taxpayers'...
Germany Raises Security Level
14.09.2017 - 11:06

Committee on terrorism: new European approach to security

The new European Parliament Committee on Terrorism (TERR), initiated by the EPP Group, met for the first time today. It will have one year to assess how counter-terrorism policies and tools can be improved at European level. Arnaud Danjean MEP,...
In the forest
13.09.2017 - 12:59

LULUCF: MEPs back forest accounting rules

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a legislative proposal, land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), which will contribute to fighting climate change. The proposal, under which Member States have to ensure a balance of CO2...
Earthquake in Amatrice
13.09.2017 - 12:33

Today, the heart of Europe is beating in Italy

In plenary today, the European Parliament approved the biggest-ever mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), providing €1.2 billion in financial assistance to Italy following the devastating earthquakes that recently hit the...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
13.09.2017 - 11:50

EFSI 2.0 to mobilise €500 billion for investment in EU

After the seventh and final negotiating round, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) until 31 December 2020, and...
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
13.09.2017 - 11:16

We must assert and defend the European way of life

“Today, it is about the self-assertion of this continent. Today, we must defend Europe’s identity. Today, we must defend the European way of life in a world that is changing rapidly”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP...
Financial Pie Chart - Euro
12.09.2017 - 15:33

EU Budget 2018: Council cutting jobs and growth

"The EU Budget for next year that I am proposing is a true budget for jobs, growth and security. It will strengthen our economy and increase the safety of European citizens. We can only achieve this by investing in research, innovation,...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
12.09.2017 - 13:11

Zero tolerance for violence against women

"The time has come to move from words to action! Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in public places, at home and now even on social media. It is time to give a voice to those women and girls to break...
gas pipe line
12.09.2017 - 13:09

Gas supply will never again be used as political weapon

“A legally-binding solidarity mechanism and a harmonised EU-wide list of protected customers mean that gas supplies will no longer be used as a political weapon or an instrument of blackmail”, commented Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chairman of the...
Airplane landing
11.09.2017 - 16:09

No advantage for British companies in case of hard Brexit

EPP Group in favour of preparing EU for the possibility of a hard Brexit in the environment domain The EPP Group is concerned with the state of negotiations with the UK government, which is why MEPs, in light of the plenary vote taking place this...
Eye of the hurricane
08.09.2017 - 14:02

Immediate EU support needed for Caribbean hurricane victims

This week, Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, battered the Caribbean islands causing massive destruction. The scale of the impact is still being determined, though it is clear this is a natural catastrophe of...
Courtroom detail
06.09.2017 - 12:17

EU Court ruling paves the way for common migration policy

"There is now a real chance to heal the open wound in the EU on migration policy," said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, after today's ruling by the EU Court of Justice. "We expect all EU...
Flag of Estonia
04.09.2017 - 15:48

EPP Group to discuss building European defence in Tallinn

The EPP Group Bureau will gather in Tallinn on 7 and 8 September to debate new security threats and challenges for Europe. The topics covered will include cyberwar, disinformation and fake news, relations with Russia and the European Defence...
Earthquake in Italy
30.08.2017 - 17:08

€1.2 bn to Italy: Highest ever mobilisation of EU Solidarity

Today, the Budgets Committee approved the biggest-ever mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide financial assistance to Italy to mitigate damages from earthquakes that hit the country between August 2016 and January 2017...

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CETA
20.09.2017 - 10:42

Europe leads on rules-based trade: CETA comes into force

Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
14.09.2017 - 12:41

EPP Group deplores attempts to keep NGO financing secret

In a vote today the EPP Group rejected attempts to keep NGO financing a secret. Hiding behind calls for transparency in this House, the Greens and...
El Estado de la Unión, el escándalo del Fipronil, Turquía, Venezuela
14.09.2017 - 12:00

El Estado de la Unión, el escándalo del Fipronil, Turquía, Venezuela

En la última sesión plenaria del Parlamento Europeo, el presidente de la Comisión Europea, Jean-Claude Juncker, propuso planes...
Germany Raises Security Level
14.09.2017 - 11:06

Committee on terrorism: new European approach to security

The new European Parliament Committee on Terrorism (TERR), initiated by the EPP Group, met for the first time today. It will have one year to assess...

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European Ideas Network

EIN: debating the future of common security and stability in the Mediterranean

'Common Security and Stability in the Mediterranean Region' is the main subject of the European Ideas Network's (EIN, the EPP Group's...
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Setting up the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

The proposal to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...
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The Services Package - an alternative to enforcement action?

Services represent two-thirds of the EU economy already and about 90% of job creation - for around 47 million people (22% of the European labour...