2017.04.28 - 13:32
Ahead of the European Council meeting on 29 April which will focus on the Council’s political guidelines for Brexit negotiations, Manfred Weber, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, said: “Our priorities are...
EU steps up the fight to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation
2017.04.28 - 9:15
Child sexual abuse is a major problem that the EU is working hard to eradicate. In 2011, the EU stepped up the fight with new legislation obliging EU countries to, for example, increase criminal penalties and criminalise the possession and...
Speed limit sign chaos
2017.04.27 - 11:56
Five-year budget cycle could be solution “The European Union’s seven-year budgetary cycle, which is not synchronised with the Parliament’s and the Commission’s five-year mandate, is the major cause of a deficiency in the...
EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary
2017.04.26 - 19:30
In European Parliament debates on Turkey’s disputed referendum and on Hungary’s policies, MEPs discussed how to press both governments to respect civil and social rights. The EPP Group’s Chairman Manfred Weber called on the EU to...
EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing
2017.04.26 - 18:05
“All the recent developments in Turkey clearly demonstrate that President Erdogan is turning his back on the rule of law, democracy, human rights and on European values in general,” said Manfred Weber, the Chairman of the EPP Group in...
Europe, concept of security
2017.04.26 - 11:11
“Enjoying equal access to the job market with fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection should be within reach of all Europeans citizens. The Social Pillar presented by the European Commission is a good initiative...
Life jackets for refugees going to Greece
2017.04.25 - 12:16
Reform of European Asylum System: MEPs want access to the labour market after two months A new law on EU standards for the reception of applicants for international protection was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on...
Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news
2017.04.25 - 11:15
The EU must combat Russian undercover efforts to hijack politics in the West by coordinating its counterintelligence efforts and by providing more funding and staff to combat disinformation campaigns. Jaromír Štětina, a Czech MEP and...
Surfing on the Internet
2017.04.25 - 10:56
"We need to meet the growing demand of connectivity from Europe’s citizens." "I am pleased that the plans to invest in thousands of public Wi-Fi access points throughout the European Union has broad backing in the European...
I'm so furious
2017.04.25 - 9:56
Internal Market Committee supports ban on unjustified geo-blocking, strengthening the European Commission’s proposal from last year. The EPP Group is in favour of limiting geo-blocking so that consumers can download music from applications...
Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote
2017.04.25 - 9:48
MEPs harmonise media rules for TV and internet The update of the old Audiovisual Services Directive will further harmonise the rules for classical television and the rising online media platforms. "The usage behaviour has fundamentally...
Reinforced controls at the EU's external borders still require cooperation
2017.04.12 - 10:35
In an attempt to reinforce its external borders, the EU has, since last week, applied new and stricter rules. Do they work? That was what Members of the European Parliament, experts and diplomats came together to discuss this week.
Minsk, Belarus
2017.04.06 - 12:33
“We call for the immediate release of all peaceful protesters and warn that in the event of repeated harsh reactions towards media representatives, democratic opposition and citizens, the EU may consider reintroducing targeted sanctions which...
Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety
2017.04.06 - 11:15
At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, MEPs approved a plan for Brexit negotiations which are to focus on the UK’s exit process first, then on trade and other matters. The EPP Group’s Manfred Weber notes that the UK...
Irritated Businessman Shouting Through Megaphone
2017.04.05 - 19:00
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A hét kiemelt hírei

2017.05.01 - 2017.05.06
Smiling business partners with electronic tablet

Reduced VAT for e-books

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will vote on a Report on Wednesday by Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP giving Member States the option to apply...
Photo of smartphone with application icons

Setting up standards for jobs created by online apps like Uber and Airbnb

The Internal Market Committee will vote on Wednesday on a Report on the future of new services, like for instance Uber and Airbnb, in the so-called...
European Parliament Open Day

Parliament opens its doors in Brussels

Every year, the European Parliament celebrates the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration by inviting people to visit its premises in Strasbourg and...
Brian Hayes MEP