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Press releases

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23.03.2017 - 11:08

Digital Single Market: watching TV shows when travelling

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee made yet another step in achieving the Digital Single Market. The Committee approved a deal with the Council on a regulation on the cross-...
European energy efficiency classification
22.03.2017 - 11:01

Energy labelling: popular EU system simplified

Energy labelling for household appliances will be reformed and simplified. Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the new labelling scheme last night. The A+...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
16.03.2017 - 12:19

We call on EU states to make sure Europe can protect itself

“Achieving common defence capabilities is now more necessary than ever. In an unpredictable international scenario, we need a common defence policy which reinforces unity, strategic autonomy...
Enlargement
15.03.2017 - 15:08

Future of Europe is about the people

"There is more at stake when we talk about the future of Europe than just the division of powers and competences between Brussels and the Member States", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of...

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Big Data
News
09.02.2017 - 10:47

Embracing Big Data - laying down the legal framework for a growing industry

It’s really useful to be able to check your mobile phone to see whether there’s traffic on the road before you leave home for work every morning. Especially if you work in a European city...
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News
07.02.2017 - 14:16

EU fights 600 million euro annual fraud

The European Parliament has successfully concluded negotiations on legislation that will help fight fraud against the EU’s financial interests by means of criminal law. The Parliament thereby...
Egyptians Celebrate The First Anniversary Of The Revolution In Tahrir Square
News
09.12.2016 - 13:30

Why Egypt’s stability matters for Europeans

by Elmar Brok and Mariya Gabriel, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Cairo, you can see the change that the Arab Spring has brought about. The old regime has fallen. The...
Michael Gahler MEP
News
21.11.2016 - 11:30

Why do we need European defence?

The security situation in and around Europe has significantly worsened in recent years and no single state or organisation is able to face it alone. Protecting the EU and its citizens requires the...

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Plenary Reports

This week, Europe delivered. Two key anti-terror laws were passed, making Europe more secure and Europeans safer, and the EU-Canada trade deal set a...
It was judgement day at the European Parliament on Wednesday as Members got ready to vote on the EU-Canada trade deal. It was a choice about the...
After the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to reach ten objectives to better equip Europe to fight terrorism. This week we reached six of the ten...

Highlights of the week

Three pistols

Waffenrichtlinie

Nach den Terroranschlägen von Paris legte die EU-Kommission im November 2015 ihre Vorschläge für ein verschärftes Waffenrecht auf...
Enlargement

Nachbereitung Europäischer Rat (09./10.03) und Weißbuch der EU-Kommission

In einer Generaldebatte mit Rat und Kommission diskutieren die Europaabgeordneten die Ergebnisse des EU-Gipfels sowie die Zukunftsszenarien der EU-...
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Gemeinsame Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik im Lissabon-Vertrag

Bei der Umsetzung der im Vertrag von Lissabon definierten Ziele im Bereich der Gemeinsamen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (GASP) sowie der...

CDU-CSU im EP