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11.07.2017
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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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
28.09.2017

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
13.09.2017

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
31.08.2017

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...
EU to counter tax avoidance by companies
28.06.2017

EU to counter tax avoidance by companies

Many multi-national companies artificially shift their profits to low tax countries. The European Parliament will be voting in July on a new law that would shed light on these tax avoidance practices by obliging companies to provide tax information publicly. The EPP Group wants an exemption...
EPP MPs and MEPs tackle globalisation
26.06.2017

EPP MPs and MEPs tackle globalisation

The EU needs to step up efforts to adapt to globalisation to address voter concerns and create sustainable employment, say EPP MPs and MEPs meeting at the European Parliament. The regular EPP Group gathering underscored the need for close cooperation between EU and national legislators to reach...
Digital revolution to help Europeans adapt and profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel
20.06.2017

Digital revolution to help Europeans adapt and profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel

At her Parliament Commissioner-designate hearing, Mariya Gabriel promised to seek new measures to benefit from the digital revolution. The Bulgarian EPP Group MEP said they include helping workers and businesses adapt to the digital transformation, copyright reform, audio-visual reform,...
Suspend accession talks unless Turkey rethinks reforms
20.06.2017

Suspend accession talks unless Turkey rethinks reforms

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee approves Parliament’s review of the latest European Commission progress report on accession talks with Turkey. The resolution calls for the suspension of accession talks if the Turkish government proceeds with constitutional changes...
Erasmus celebrates 30 years of success
13.06.2017

Erasmus celebrates 30 years of success

Former Erasmus students from all over Europe and MEPs attended celebrations in the European Parliament marking 30 years of the Erasmus student exchange programme. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber hailed Erasmus as a success story.

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Ioannis Zografos
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