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07.11.2017
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, historians and researchers reflected on the lessons from history and how Europe can prevent the rise of undemocratic, authoritarian and totalitarian forces in our societies.

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Empowering Europeans’ petition drives
21.06.2018

Empowering Europeans’ petition drives

In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens’ Initiative. The author - EPP Group MEP György Schöpflin of Hungary - says he hopes the reform will lead to offices in each EU Member...
MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation
20.06.2018

MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation

In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital world. The Parliament’s Rapporteur on this legislation, Axel Voss, explained two key aspects of his proposals: 1) that digital platforms...
Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression
06.06.2018

Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression

At the European Parliament, EPP Group MEPs hosted pro-democracy NGOs like Charter 97 from Belarus. Recent secret executions there have added urgency to supporting civil society facing President Alexander Lukashenko’s iron-fisted rule. MEPs included Sandra Kalniete, Bogdan Zdrojewski and Ram...
Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize
05.06.2018

Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize

The EU’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought is awarded every year to an individual or organisation from anywhere in the world for outstanding achievements in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year, the European Parliament is celebrating its 30th anniversary by...
Step up fight against racism in sport
24.05.2018

Step up fight against racism in sport

Two days of events this week are aimed at raising awareness and fighting racism and anti-Semitism in sport. MEPs and members of the sports world are seeking to call attention to increasing cases of racist incidents and to fight the practice at the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief
17.05.2018

Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved draft legislation to step up EU disaster relief. Authored by the EPP Group’s Elisabetta Giardini, it would update a voluntary system with better resources on demand for disasters including those that result from extreme...
Update the CAP to keep farming strong
16.05.2018

Update the CAP to keep farming strong

Europe’s farmers need more support and streamlined bureaucracy to stay competitive by reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, says a Report by EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, approved on Wednesday by the Agricultural Committee and headed for a plenary vote at the end of the month...
Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU
26.04.2018

Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU

The European Parliament’s Employment Committee has approved a revision of an EU law on posted workers. The law will mean better working conditions for posted workers, the same rules on remuneration as workers in the host EU country, fairer competition between companies and better access to...
Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU
25.04.2018

Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU

MEPs are calling for a crackdown on producers of everything from food to cosmetics to baby products that are selling varying quality at different prices across the EU. At a European Parliament conference, the EPP Group’s Ivan Štefanec says a report he co-authored calls on the EU to set...
Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers
16.04.2018

Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy should maintain the same budget after Brexit, says the EPP Group’s author of a European Parliament Report on the CAP’s budget from 2021. Herbert Dorfmann says the funding is needed to address new challenges and concerns of farmers and consumers...

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