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09.11.2017
A Young Parliament Members’ European Forum on 7 and 8 November brought together MEPs and MPs from across Europe. How to tackle the threat posed by extremist forces on the left and the right to European unity was a key issue during the forum. On the second day they signed a resolution about populism.

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Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities
21.02.2018

Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities

The European Parliament approved a proposal to set up an EU fund to help the defence industry across the EU develop defence capabilities to protect Europeans.  EPP Group MEP Françoise Grossetête, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the European Defence Industrial...
Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all
06.02.2018

Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all

The European Parliament has given its final approval to legislation that will bar online companies from blocking consumers based on nationality or location. The EPP Group’s Róża Thun, author of the legislation, says it’s another step in opening up Europe’s Digital Single...
EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
31.01.2018

EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

Europe’s population is ageing with people living longer and having fewer children. With less money coming into the state pension pot and greater demands on that same pot of money, there may well be a shortfall.The EPP Group has organised a hearing to debate the European Commission’s...
Emissions trading reform to fight climate change
29.01.2018

Emissions trading reform to fight climate change

The European Parliament is set to give its final approval next month to a revamped Emissions Trading System. The EPP Group’s Ivo Belet, a member of the Environment Committee, says the ETS will sell carbon allowances in order to put a price on carbon and finance Europe’s drive towards a...
Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU
23.01.2018

Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU

The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union CV, to help Europeans find jobs and get training in EU countries.The file now moves to the European Parliament for its approval in plenary and to EU...
Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU
11.01.2018

Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has approved legislation to block terrorists’ access to financing, sending the dossier to plenary next week. The EPP Group’s Shadow Rapporteur Salvatore Pogliesi says the EU-wide legislation, based on an...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13.12.2017

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning phosphates in kebabs was unjustified, since the food additive is used in other foods as well.
Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus
06.12.2017

Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus

The 26th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus youth study programme.
Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market
05.12.2017

Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/ European Council/ Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within the EU. The legislation, authored by the EPP Group’s Rosa Thun, does not include videos...
EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory
23.11.2017

EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory

Spurred by deadly wildfires in Portugal and flooding in Eastern Europe, the European Commission is proposing to make the EU’s voluntary Civil Protection Mechanism mandatory. Paulo Rangel, an EPP Group Vice-Chair, says the system is cost-effective in helping countries deal with disasters by...

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Ioannis Zografos
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