Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole
Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole

Press releases

Mairead Mcguinness MEP
18.01.2017 - 15:19

Mairead McGuinness elected First Vice-President

Mairead McGuinness MEP has been elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament after topping the poll with a massive 466 votes in the first count, well ahead of the absolute majority of 310...
European Flag
15.12.2016 - 13:02

Compensate thalidomide survivors

Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament today called for compensation and support to be given to survivors of the drug thalidomide, in Ireland and across the EU, with a...
07.12.2016 - 17:30

#DiscoverEU: EPP Group launches Interrail campaign

The EPP Group in the European Parliament today launched a campaign to gather support for the initiative of a free Interrail ticket for every European on their 18th birthday, with the aim of...
Canada and Europe flag
23.11.2016 - 16:17

CETA is more important than ever

Against the backdrop of Brexit and a US President-elect who favours protectionism, the EU-Canada trade deal or CETA is now more important than ever and should be implemented without delay. That...



EU Code Week - EU Dojo event at the European Parliament
21.10.2016 - 15:00

Coding is an essential skill for youth

Coding is fast becoming an essential skill for the next generation, according to Seán Kelly MEP who hosted the fourth annual EU Dojo in the European Parliament during EU Code Week 2016...
A fair food chain for all
03.06.2016 - 12:31

Fair trade for farmers

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle unfair trading practises (UTPs) is a burning question,...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
31.05.2016 - 14:48

A child's best interests must come first

A child's best interests should always come first in cross-border EU cases regarding custody, familial breakdown or other child welfare issues, according to EPP Group Members of the Committee on...
European Union
05.11.2015 - 15:15

EU Careers - useful links

The EU institutions employ some 50 000 men and women from across the 28 Member State countries. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) organises 'open competitions' to select...


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Highlights of the week


European Council conclusions

The Chairman will take the floor during the key debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting. On 29 April, the EU Heads of State...

Portability of online content services

MEPs will discuss the agreement with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The Report on the protection of the EU's financial interests (PIF Report) from the year 2015 will be voted on on Tuesday in plenary. Parliament...