Brexit

For 78% of EU citizens, the primary objective for Brexit negotiations should be to protect the interests of the remaining EU27, while 22% want the focus to be on...

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The European Parliament’s Budgets and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committees have approved by a large majority the extension of the European Fund for...

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Ukrainian passport

Ukrainians will be able to travel visa-free to most of the EU about a month after the final signing of the Regulation in the European Parliament today. This is the...

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Bullet holes in a front windshield

"We have strengthened security in Europe without restricting citizens' freedom," said Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP, EPP Group negotiator on the Firearms...

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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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Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation
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18.05.2017

Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
Press Release
18.05.2017

Drivers and jobs at the heart of road transport reform

The road sector is suffering from a lack of inter-operability of tolling systems, a lack of cross-border infrastructure investments and unfair competition. In a Resolution to be voted in the European...
Smiling young man with mobile phone and bag
Press Release
18.05.2017

Digital Single Market: don't miss your favourite show abroad

The European Parliament will take another step towards achieving the Digital Single Market. The plenary will vote on a deal with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of...
Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last
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17.05.2017

Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last

Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.
Bullet holes in a front windshield
Press Release
17.05.2017

EPP Group welcomes signing of revised Firearms Directive

"We have strengthened security in Europe without restricting citizens' freedom," said Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP, EPP Group negotiator on the Firearms Directive, while attending the...
Ukrainian passport
Press Release
17.05.2017

Finally, visa-free travel to EU for Ukrainians

Ukrainians will be able to travel visa-free to most of the EU about a month after the final signing of the Regulation in the European Parliament today. This is the result of a long process...
Global Finance
Press Release
16.05.2017

ECJ clarifies competences and strengthens EU trade policy

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today ruled on the division of competences in the bilateral trade agreement between the EU and Singapore. Most of the competences, such as transport, sustainable...
Man reaching into empty pocket
Press Release
16.05.2017

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The leaking VAT system must be quickly and efficiently fixed, says Julia Pitera MEP, Rapporteur on the 2015 report on the 'Protection of the EU's financial interests - fight against fraud...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
Press Release
16.05.2017

EFSI 2.0: a better investment plan for Europe

The European Parliament’s Budgets and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committees have approved by a large majority the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to 2020...
Mediterranean
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16.05.2017

Union for the Mediterranean condemns religious persecution and reinforces freedom of religion

An EPP Group delegation to the 13th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) on 12 and 13 May 2017 in Rome garnered support for amendments "...

Highlights of the week

29.05.2017 - 02.06.2017
Syrian Refugees

Improving the identification of migrants arriving irregularly

New legislation extending the scope of the EURODAC fingerprint database will be voted on by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. The rules allow...
Car on a road in the countryside

Road transport in the EU: clear rules needed

The European Commission is expected to present MEPs with the long-awaited road package next week at the mini-plenary which should tackle the...
Mobility concept

Digital Agenda: the revolution of 5G mobile networks

One of the most promising elements of the Digital Agenda in Europe is the development of the so-called 5G networks and Gigabit Society. In the...
Marian-Jean Marinescu in park

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