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EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic on new pro-European German government
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26.09.2017 - 16:57
After the latest German elections, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to form a multi-party coalition that will support a strong European Union.
European Ideas Network
Press Release
26.09.2017 - 16:48
The 17th annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Rome, Italy, from 27 to 29 September, with European politicians, businessmen, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers debating solutions for ensuring security and...
In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals
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26.09.2017 - 15:16
In the latest round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week, the EPP Group says the UK must make concrete proposals. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent speech in Florence was well received, it still...
CETA
Press Release
20.09.2017 - 10:42
Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The deal marks a milestone in EU-Canada relations and the EU's trade policy. The Agreement is the...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
Press Release
14.09.2017 - 12:41
In a vote today the EPP Group rejected attempts to keep NGO financing a secret. Hiding behind calls for transparency in this House, the Greens and the Left in the European Parliament wanted to prevent shedding light on the use of EU taxpayers'...
State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela
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14.09.2017 - 12:00
At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the Fipronil tainted eggs scandal, and on anti-...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
14.09.2017 - 11:06
The new European Parliament Committee on Terrorism (TERR), initiated by the EPP Group, met for the first time today. It will have one year to assess how counter-terrorism policies and tools can be improved at European level. Arnaud Danjean MEP,...
Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
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13.09.2017 - 16:00
With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens...
In the forest
Press Release
13.09.2017 - 12:59
The European Parliament today voted in favour of a legislative proposal, land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), which will contribute to fighting climate change. The proposal, under which Member States have to ensure a balance of CO2...
Earthquake in Amatrice
Press Release
13.09.2017 - 12:33
In plenary today, the European Parliament approved the biggest-ever mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), providing €1.2 billion in financial assistance to Italy following the devastating earthquakes that recently hit the...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
Press Release
13.09.2017 - 11:50
After the seventh and final negotiating round, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) until 31 December 2020, and...
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
Press Release
13.09.2017 - 11:16
“Today, it is about the self-assertion of this continent. Today, we must defend Europe’s identity. Today, we must defend the European way of life in a world that is changing rapidly”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP...
Financial Pie Chart - Euro
Press Release
12.09.2017 - 15:33
"The EU Budget for next year that I am proposing is a true budget for jobs, growth and security. It will strengthen our economy and increase the safety of European citizens. We can only achieve this by investing in research, innovation,...
Fist of anger man and crying woman sitting. Domestic violence
Press Release
12.09.2017 - 13:11
"The time has come to move from words to action! Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in public places, at home and now even on social media. It is time to give a voice to those women and girls to break...
gas pipe line
Press Release
12.09.2017 - 13:09
“A legally-binding solidarity mechanism and a harmonised EU-wide list of protected customers mean that gas supplies will no longer be used as a political weapon or an instrument of blackmail”, commented Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chairman of the...

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Highlights of the week

25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017
European Ideas Network

EIN: debating the future of common security and stability in the Mediterranean

'Common Security and Stability in the Mediterranean Region' is the main subject of the European Ideas Network's (EIN, the EPP Group's...
Gavel and european union flag

Setting up the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

The proposal to establish a European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...
Construction worker doing measuring

The Services Package - an alternative to enforcement action?

Services represent two-thirds of the EU economy already and about 90% of job creation - for around 47 million people (22% of the European labour...
Believe in People campaign, Alexandre Demé