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Esther Herranz García MEP and Nuno Melo MEP
Press Release
18.10.2018 - 17:50
The EPP Group organised its fifth Congress of Young Farmers today to boost the role of young people in this crucial sector for Europe and to promote rural development. Today’s event is an initiative of MEPs Esther Herranz García and...
EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers
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18.10.2018 - 17:00
The EPP Group held its fifth European Congress of Young Farmers in the European Parliament in Brussels. The number of young people taking up farming is relatively low and there is growing concern that not enough are going into farming. The...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
Press Release
18.10.2018 - 10:32
EPP Group wants to limit CO2 emissions from trucks Today, the Members of the Environment Committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of a revised version of the European Commission's proposal, which for the first time in European...
The map of Balkans under the magnifying glass
News
18.10.2018 - 09:32
The EPP Group confirmed its support for the EU ambitions of the Western Balkan countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. Politicians from those countries, EPP Group MEPs and the EPP Group Chairman took part in...
Improving EU citizens’ access to cross-border healthcare
Video
17.10.2018 - 17:28
Quality of care and patient safety under the EU’s Cross-Border Healthcare Directive were at the heart of this EPP Group hearing with health professionals in the European Parliament. This piece of EU legislation has been an important step...
Press freedom
Press Release
16.10.2018 - 15:20
A year after the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the EPP Group has organised a public hearing to be held on Thursday entitled ‘The fight for the truth: free and independent journalism in today’s world...
two police officers doing a traffic control
Press Release
15.10.2018 - 14:45
Should police and border guards be able to quickly find what they need on escaped criminals in a one-stop-shop portal connecting data from all EU security and border control information systems? This is what the European Parliament’s Civil...
XXI ANNUAL EPP GROUP INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE WITH CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
Press Release
15.10.2018 - 14:28
The immense role of religion in the debate on the future of Europe, family, education, youth as a primary source of society’s human, social economic and spiritual capital, and promoting peace and security in Europe and in the EU’s...
Tighter EU rules on single-use plastics
Video
11.10.2018 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved legislation aimed at reducing waste from single-use plastic products polluting oceans and clogging landfills. The legislation, co-written by the EPP Group’s Karl-Heinz Florenz...
Secure LAN
Press Release
10.10.2018 - 12:15
The time for excuses for data breaches is now over. This must stop at once. European citizens should have their minds put to rest that their personal data remains personal, and doesn’t end up on hackers’ computers. That is the main...
MEPs seek to boost railway passengers’ rights
Video
10.10.2018 - 11:45
The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved a Parliament Report on European Commission proposals to boost the rights of railway passengers across the European Union. The new EU rules include the introduction of a single...
Press Release
10.10.2018 - 11:29
EPP Group in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe "Plastic litter is eating up our seas and beaches. If we do not act now, we might not have anything to act on soon", said Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP, EPP Group Spokesman...
Burkina Faso, woman holding mobile phone
Press Release
09.10.2018 - 14:49
EPP Group believes that digitalisation and technological innovation are strong drivers of sustainable development and inclusive growth "Digitalisation is a strong driver of development. Digital technologies and capabilities are crucial for...
New 5th freedom in EU Single Market: data flow
Video
09.10.2018 - 14:30
New legislation approved by the European Parliament allows the free movement of data, with safeguards, within the EU. It aims to stir greater competition in cloud computing and services, giving Europeans greater choice.
Enlargement
Press Release
09.10.2018 - 12:56
"The countries in the Western Balkans are our close partners - geographically, historically and economically. All six have a clear European perspective - our European house will not be complete without them”, said David McAllister MEP,...

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Highlights of the week

22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
Border Entry / Exit signage between UK and France

Schengen Information System

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on its final approval of the improved Schengen Information System (SIS) which locates wanted persons...
Discarded and polluting plastic garbage on sand

Reducing plastic waste

The EPP Group is in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe. The rules will be voted on in the European Parliament on Wednesday....
Young woman drinking glass of water

Safer drinking water for all

We want everyone to have access to quality water that is affordable and safe. On Tuesday, MEPs will approve changes to the new law on water safety...
Ivo Belet, Mep Believe in people campaign