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Life jackets for refugees going to Greece
Press Release
25.04.2017 - 12:16
Reform of European Asylum System: MEPs want access to the labour market after two months A new law on EU standards for the reception of applicants for international protection was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on...
Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news
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25.04.2017 - 11:15
The EU must combat Russian undercover efforts to hijack politics in the West by coordinating its counterintelligence efforts and by providing more funding and staff to combat disinformation campaigns. Jaromír Štětina, a Czech MEP and...
Surfing on the Internet
Press Release
25.04.2017 - 10:56
"We need to meet the growing demand of connectivity from Europe’s citizens." "I am pleased that the plans to invest in thousands of public Wi-Fi access points throughout the European Union has broad backing in the European...
I'm so furious
Press Release
25.04.2017 - 09:56
Internal Market Committee supports ban on unjustified geo-blocking, strengthening the European Commission’s proposal from last year. The EPP Group is in favour of limiting geo-blocking so that consumers can download music from applications...
Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote
Press Release
25.04.2017 - 09:48
MEPs harmonise media rules for TV and internet The update of the old Audiovisual Services Directive will further harmonise the rules for classical television and the rising online media platforms. "The usage behaviour has fundamentally...
Reinforced controls at the EU's external borders still require cooperation
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12.04.2017 - 10:35
In an attempt to reinforce its external borders, the EU has, since last week, applied new and stricter rules. Do they work? That was what Members of the European Parliament, experts and diplomats came together to discuss this week.
Minsk, Belarus
Press Release
06.04.2017 - 12:33
“We call for the immediate release of all peaceful protesters and warn that in the event of repeated harsh reactions towards media representatives, democratic opposition and citizens, the EU may consider reintroducing targeted sanctions which...
Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety
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06.04.2017 - 11:15
At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, MEPs approved a plan for Brexit negotiations which are to focus on the UK’s exit process first, then on trade and other matters. The EPP Group’s Manfred Weber notes that the UK...
Irritated Businessman Shouting Through Megaphone
News
05.04.2017 - 19:00
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Venezuela strikes
Press Release
05.04.2017 - 18:34
The EPP Group will today denounce Nicolas Maduro's government for inspiring the unconstitutional actions of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the Attorney General and urge that the Parliament (Asamblea Nacional) regain its powers and prerogatives...
Visa Stamps
Press Release
05.04.2017 - 15:06
The European Parliament will vote tomorrow to adopt the Report for the Visa Liberalisation of Ukrainian citizens. They will be able to travel visa-free in the EU (except in Ireland and the UK) for up to 90 days within a 180-day period for leisure,...
Defibrillator
Press Release
05.04.2017 - 12:42
The European Parliament adopted tougher EU standards on medical products today. There will be tighter controls of the safety of products, such as breast implants, not only prior to authorisation, but also as unannounced inspections later at the...
Erasmus+
Press Release
05.04.2017 - 12:26
“We are delighted to have adopted the first ever mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) which will guarantee a better budgetary system for the remaining years of the current perspective. We have created more space for...
Brexit
Press Release
05.04.2017 - 11:20
“Our message is clear: we first negotiate the divorce, then we talk about the future Treaty; we need to put an end to the uncertainty in which citizens concerned are living. And finally, the Northern Ireland question is important”, said...
Smiling man at candy store display
News
04.04.2017 - 18:15
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99% of all European companies. They are not only important for economic reasons, but also for social ones. Products and services that are essential in our daily lives are actually provided by...

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Highlights of the week

24.04.2017 - 28.04.2017
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Plenary debate on the situation in Turkey

At its mini-Plenary on Wednesday, the European Parliament will discuss the situation in Turkey, particularly focusing on the constitutional...
Scissors cutting ethernet cable connecting globes

Ending unjustified geoblocking

Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will vote on a Report authored by Róża Thun MEP on Tuesday on geoblocking,...
Refugee Camp

Dealing with asylum applications - a clear set of rules needed

Standards for the reception of applicants for international protection will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...
Alojz Peterle rides a bicycle