Legal Affairs

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The European Parliament will take another step towards achieving the Digital Single Market. The plenary will vote on a deal with the Council...

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"We need to act calmly but also be decisive in our actions", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament,...

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Protect creativity without creating borders

The EPP Group has always defended a balanced approach on copyright and considers that it is the only way to ensure the interest of both the creators...

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Media reports about the freedom of panorama - a provision in copyright law that permits taking pictures, video footage or other images of buildings...

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The Committee on Legal Affairs is responsible for the interpretation and application of European law and compliance of European Union acts with primary law. It also interprets international law in so far as the European Union is affected. Among its other prerogatives, the Committee also adopts measures concerning judicial and administrative cooperation in civil matters and deals with environmental liability and sanctions against environmental crime.

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Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
News
15.06.2017 - 09:45

Axel Voss appointed new Rapporteur for Copyright Directive

Following the announcement that Therese Comodini Cachia will step down from the European Parliament in order to take up a seat in the Maltese Parliament, the EPP Group has appointed Axel Voss MEP,...
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Press Release
18.05.2017 - 11:01

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...
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Press Release
23.03.2017 - 11:08

Digital Single Market: watching TV shows when travelling

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee made yet another step in achieving the Digital Single Market. The Committee approved a deal with the Council on a regulation on the cross-...
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Press Release
16.02.2017 - 11:19

AI: no longer a thing of the future

The European Parliament is calling for EU-wide civil law rules addressing the fast-developing field of technology - robotics and artificial intelligence. Robots assisting in the field of medicine or...
Robot
News
13.02.2017 - 19:30

Robotics: no longer the stuff of legends

Just imagine: you wake up in the morning, you have breakfast, open a mobile app, call an automated car to take you to work and pay from the app itself. Then in the evening to go back home you do the...
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Press Release
02.02.2017 - 11:50

Recognising cross-border adoption: child welfare comes first

MEPs today asked the European Commission to come up with a legislative proposal that would allow families with adopted children to settle freely within the EU, without the need of re-recognition of...

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Past Events

Hearing on Copyright
08.06.2017 - 09:00

Hearing on Copyright

The full video of this event can be found on the EPP Group Facebook page.    
Hearing on Copyright
11.01.2017 - 14:30

Hearing on Copyright

Good Administrative Behaviour
01.07.2015 - 14:30

Good Administrative Behaviour

Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union enshrines a legally-binding "right to good administration". As a follow-up to...
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11.01.2012 - 14:30

EPP Group Hearing on "The European Trademark System in the 21st Century"

Since the beginning of the European Community undistorted competition has been amongst the goals listed in the objectives of the EC Treaty. This...

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