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#DiscoverEU
3.5.2018 - 13:17

#DiscoverEU starts this year and this is just the beginning

“We did it! I am incredibly proud and happy that, this year, 20 to 30,000 18 year-old Europeans will receive a free Interrail pass to travel throughout Europe. It starts this year and this is just the beginning,” said Manfred Weber, EPP...
Protesters in Venezuela
3.5.2018 - 12:02

Venezuela: EU cannot recognise results of upcoming elections

“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot recognise this process nor the results of such an election. It will only worsen the political, humanitarian...

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EIN Riga
22.5.2018 - 9:24

Lech Wałęsa to receive merit award from EIN in Riga

The annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 23 to 25 May with European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers debating the most pressing issues currently faced by the European...
Nicole Fontaine EP President at a plenary session in Strasbourg on July 1999
18.5.2018 - 21:19

Passing of N.Fontaine: a militant of the European ideal

“It is with a deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of Nicole Fontaine. After Simone Veil, the first woman elected as President of the European Parliament, we lose another politician committed to the construction of Europe. As...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
17.5.2018 - 13:22

EPP Group in favour of capping CO2 emissions for trucks

EPP Group backs Commission’s proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks, but urges that we remain realistic The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today's legislative proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks by 2030. "...
Freedom of expression
17.5.2018 - 9:53

Slovak police must immediately stop harassing journalists

EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber strongly condemns the behaviour of the Slovak police towards Czech investigative journalist Pavla Holcová. "I find it unacceptable that Slovak police require, under threat of a financial penalty,...
Firefighters rush
17.5.2018 - 9:39

No EU country should be left alone to face natural disasters

EPP Group backs new and improved European Civil Protection Mechanism to help Member States deal with natural disasters The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of the improved EU Civil Protection Mechanism,...
Wheat field against the blue sky
16.5.2018 - 11:51

Europe needs a strong farming policy

"New EU agricultural policy needs adequate funding and new methods to be efficient and sustainable. But let’s not fix it if it’s not broken!", said EPP Group Member Herbert Dorfmann MEP. "The basis of the new CAP must be...
Aerial view of London and the River Thames
16.5.2018 - 11:34

Brexit: no arbitrary decisions on British clearing houses

The EPP Group in the European Parliament does not want to require British-based clearing houses to relocate after Brexit, but wants more regulatory power over non-EU clearing houses if they clear transactions in Euros "If you want to do...
#DiscoverEU
3.5.2018 - 13:17

#DiscoverEU starts this year and this is just the beginning

“We did it! I am incredibly proud and happy that, this year, 20 to 30,000 18 year-old Europeans will receive a free Interrail pass to travel throughout Europe. It starts this year and this is just the beginning,” said Manfred Weber, EPP...
Protesters in Venezuela
3.5.2018 - 12:02

Venezuela: EU cannot recognise results of upcoming elections

“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot recognise this process nor the results of such an election. It will only worsen the political, humanitarian...
Business Data Analyzing
2.5.2018 - 15:18

MFF: a good starting point for discussion

"The money that is being used in the EU budget is money well-invested. It is about investing in the future, about showing solidarity, about shaping a good future for young Europeans. The Commission's proposal of a measured but ambitious...
Business conference
26.4.2018 - 17:17

Fit for the digital era - new audiovisual media rules

"With this negotiation result with the Member States, we have now finally established a fair, level playing field by adapting some important rules to internet media services which were formerly only applicable to traditional television",...
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
25.4.2018 - 12:01

Clear asylum rules guarantee protection for those in need

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a step forward to ensure a fair and efficient asylum procedure. Jeroen Lenaers MEP, the EPP Group...
Woman with cancer wearing scarf
25.4.2018 - 9:32

EPP Group to double EU spending on cancer

The EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024, committing itself to fighting cancer. The biggest group in the European Parliament will present its position paper on cancer today, committing itself to making the fight...
Row of parked cars
25.4.2018 - 9:18

EU should act against mileage tampering on second-hand cars

Today, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee called for resolute action from the European Commission against mileage fraud in Europe. The EPP Group Shadow Rapporteur Georges Bach MEP said: “It is unacceptable that many car buyers...
Money laundering
19.4.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system will become more transparent. New risks through virtual currencies will be addressed. We are fighting...

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EIN Riga
22.5.2018 - 9:24

Lech Wałęsa to receive merit award from EIN in Riga

The annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 23 to 25 May with European politicians, academics,...
Nicole Fontaine EP President at a plenary session in Strasbourg on July 1999
18.5.2018 - 21:19

Passing of N.Fontaine: a militant of the European ideal

“It is with a deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of Nicole Fontaine. After Simone Veil, the first woman elected as President of the...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
17.5.2018 - 13:22

EPP Group in favour of capping CO2 emissions for trucks

EPP Group backs Commission’s proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks, but urges that we remain realistic The EPP Group in the European...
Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief
17.5.2018 - 12:00

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...

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22.5.2018. - 25.5.2018.
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...
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Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....