Climate change

The EU has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals. Late last night, representatives of the European Parliament, the European...

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”Cars have become much cleaner and we want them to become even cleaner in the future. Therefore, we welcome realistic proposals to further lower CO2 levels from...

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EPP Group calls for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering "Normal citizens and companies pay taxes. The new leaks...

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Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

The European Parliament is now discussing with the Commission and the Council’s Presidency the worsening situation of media freedom in Malta, which escalated last...

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Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group
Free InterRail pass: let’s get young people enthusiastic about Europe again
Manfred WEBER , Chairman of the EPP Group

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EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory
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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...
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Press Release
22.11.2017

Omnibus: much-needed adjustments to EU farming policy

The much-needed adjustments of the mid-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) through the so-called Omnibus Regulation are on their way: "We have made a necessary breakthrough to...
Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU
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21.11.2017

Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU

In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules on...
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Press Release
21.11.2017

Digital Single Market: ending unjustified geo-blocking

European Parliament reaches provisional agreement with Council and Commission that would end geo-blocking for physical goods “This means the end of discrimination of consumers buying...
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Press Release
21.11.2017

Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the...
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News
21.11.2017

Exploring local options to fight climate change

At the annual Herman Van Rompuy Lecture, held this year on 21 November at ‘Het BEL’, a new green building at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, keynote speaker Christiana Figueres,...
Cinema
Press Release
21.11.2017

Future of European cinema should not be jeopardised

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee will vote today on modifications to the SatCab Directive. A draft Regulation with new rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights for...
Paradise Papers, rule of law in Malta and Poland, left and right populism
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16.11.2017

Paradise Papers, rule of law in Malta and Poland, left and right populism

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Paradise Papers, media revelations about large-scale tax avoidance that may be depriving public budgets of billions of Euros in...
Industrial Laborer
Press Release
15.11.2017

Shaping globalisation: protecting jobs against dumping

The EU is currently updating its anti-dumping law to counter unfair trade practices by third countries. "We need a better mechanism to protect jobs and our European industry against dumped and...
Enlargement
Press Release
15.11.2017

Eastern Partnership: summit should be forward-looking

"The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources...

Highlights of the week

20.11.2017 - 24.11.2017
Protect creativity without creating borders

Modernisation of European copyright rules

The Legal Affairs Committee will vote on new copyright rules on Tuesday regarding the online transmission and retransmission of TV and radio...
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Contracts for the supply of digital content

Members of the Legal Affairs Committee and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will vote on Tuesday in a joint meeting on new rules...
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Providing legal certainty for banks and investors

As part of a package of legislative proposals aimed at reducing risks in the EU banking industry, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP

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