Highlights of the week

EPP Group to debate Brexit and the future of Europe in Malta

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EPP Group to debate Brexit and the future of Europe in Malta

The EPP Group will hold its Study Days on Wednesday and Thursday in Malta. Brexit and the future of Europe will be discussed as well as efforts to fight tax evasion and money laundering. There will also be a discussion on the Southern Neighbourhood. Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner Johannes Hahn, and former European Commissioner Tonio Borg will be among the key speakers. Youssef Amrani, Member of the Royal Cabinet, Morocco, and former Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean, will be a guest speaker. On the Wednesday evening, the EPP Group's Young Members Network, led by Tom Vandenkendelaere, will host an event with young MPs from across Europe to debate the future of Europe with opposition leaders from Malta and Greece, Simon Busuttil and Konstantinos Mitsotakis.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845445 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175445
  • David Stellini, tel:  +32 473 541 926

EPP Congress in Malta

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EPP Congress in Malta

In parallel to the EPP Group Study Days, the European People’s Party (EPP) will hold its Congress on 29 and 30 March in Malta. Co-hosted by Partit Nazzjonalista leader Simon Busuttil, the EPP President Joseph Daul and the EPP Secretary-General Antonio López Istúriz, and in the presence of the EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber, the Congress in Malta is dedicated to securing Europe’s future and will focus on foreign and security policies as well as economic and digital realities. 2,000 participants from more than 40 countries have been invited to participate in the Congress in Malta. The list of invitees includes the EPP’s EU Heads of State and Government: Nicos Anastasiades (Cyprus), Klaus Iohannis (Romania), Angela Merkel (Germany), Enda Kenny (Ireland), Viktor Orbán (Hungary), Andrej Plenković (Croatia), Mariano Rajoy (Spain), as well as the Presidents of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and the European Council Donald Tusk.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845890 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175890
  • Marion Jeanne, tel:  +32 479 840 293
  • David Stellini, tel:  +32 473 541 926

EU Budget for 2014-2020: revision package to be voted


EU Budget for 2014-2020: revision package to be voted

This is the first time that a fully-fledged Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) mid-term revision has taken place. On Monday, MEPs in the Budgets Committee will approve the general agreement reached in the Council on the revision of the EU's seven-year budget (2014-2020). The revision provides for more flexibility of the EU budget, which on one hand will allow for a more adequate reaction to current challenges and on the other will allow the avoidance of a crisis of payments. The revision also grants additional funds for some EU policies, including for the actions undertaken to answer the current migratory crisis. Jan Olbrycht is the EP's Standing Rapporteur.

BRU: +32 (0)2 2845511 - STR: +33 (0)3 88 175511
  • Francisco Correia Da Silva, tel:  +32 470 830 567
  • Agata Byczewska, tel:  +32 473 841 093

Chairman's agenda

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Chairman's agenda

Tuesday: Press Point @ 12:45 in the European Parliament (in front of JAN2Q2).

Wednesday-Thursday: EPP Group Study Days and EPP Congress in Malta.

Wednesday: Speech to the EDS Winter University, an EPP student organisation (while in Malta).

Friday: Visit to several SMEs in his homeland, Bavaria.

  • Marion Jeanne, tel:  +32 479 840 293

Press Conferences


Press Conferences

Tuesday @ 12.45 hrs: Press Point: 2nd floor, JAN building, in the corner next to the lifts, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber will give a statement ahead of the triggering of Article 50 by the UK Government

Friday @11.00 hrs: Pre-session briefing


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