EU trade relations, tackling migration, civil aviation safety
14.06.2018 - 12:00
During the latest plenary session, MEPs debated EU trade relations, how to tackle migration and new civil aviation safety rules. The EPP Group called on EU governments to respond to the US move to raise tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing...
Climate change
Press Release
14.06.2018 - 10:44
"The agreement to boost renewables in the energy mix to 32 percent at EU level by 2030 will help us provide secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. While this will not include nationally-binding targets, Member States will now have an...
Press Release
13.06.2018 - 18:32
"The EPP Group wants multinational companies to disclose profit shifting to low-tax countries. For that, EU Member States need to end their stalemate," said Dariusz Rosati MEP, the EPP Group's negotiator on tax transparency rules for...
Architect using drafting table
Press Release
13.06.2018 - 18:01
“The EU Single Market will benefit from the new Directive which lays down specific criteria that Member States have to consider when conducting a proportionality test for professional regulation”, said Andreas Schwab MEP, the EPP Group...
EU and Ukraine
Press Release
13.06.2018 - 13:32
The European Parliament has approved the disbursement of a further €1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine to help the country cover part of its external financing needs and to provide incentives to step up reforms. “This is not...
Mark Rutte
Press Release
13.06.2018 - 13:16
"Europe stands at a crossroads. We have to choose between national egoism and making Europe a true global power. The decision is in our hands." This was the central point made by our Chairman Manfred Weber in a debate today in...
Business Data Analyzing
Press Release
12.06.2018 - 14:46
We welcome the improvement of the functioning of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), adopted in 2012 following the financial crisis. The proposed changes were adopted by a large majority in plenary today. Werner Langen MEP,...
Isolated Airplane
Press Release
12.06.2018 - 12:56
Today, the European Parliament finally adopted a long-awaited reform of European aviation rules, through the mandate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vote gives the European aviation authorities powers to certify all safety-related...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
Press Release
12.06.2018 - 10:50
Trucks emit more than 40% of Europe's road transport emissions, yet until now, unlike cars, they didn't have caps on CO2. The European Parliament is today expected to confirm an agreement reached last March between the three Institutions...
Security concept
Press Release
12.06.2018 - 09:33
The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted an own-initiative Report yesterday condemning the EU-US Privacy Shield as dysfunctional and unsecure. Axel Voss MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on...
Press Release
11.06.2018 - 17:53
Are you an 18 year-old European citizen who would like to get a sense of the beauty and diversity of our continent? From this Tuesday 12 June at 12.00 hrs until Tuesday 26 June at 12.00 hrs you can apply for one of the 15,000 free travel passes that...
08.06.2018 - 12:47
We want to set the record straight on some fake news going around about last week’s vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) on the working conditions of truck drivers. Let’s take some quotes...
Satellite In The Ray Of Light
Press Release
07.06.2018 - 13:19
“Today’s proposal on the EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020, strikes the right tone. An increase in the budget to €100 billion is not only welcome, but also necessary to secure Europe...
Press Release
06.06.2018 - 15:33
On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople on Ukraine from the EPP Group made the statement...
Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression
06.06.2018 - 14:45
At the European Parliament, EPP Group MEPs hosted pro-democracy NGOs like Charter 97 from Belarus. Recent secret executions there have added urgency to supporting civil society facing President Alexander Lukashenko’s iron-fisted rule. MEPs...


Highlights of the week

18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018
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Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On Wednesday 20 June, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee will vote on the long-awaited Copyright Directive. The EPP Group seeks a balance between...
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€500 million towards stronger EU defence

An increase in cooperation in the defence industry and strengthening the competitiveness of the EU defence industry are core priorities. On Tuesday,...

Veterinary medicinal products

On Wednesday, the Environment Committee will confirm the agreement on veterinary medicinal products reached between the European Parliament,...
Jan Baranski