CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict
16.02.2017 - 13:15
The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future of the EU, Parliament backed a report calling for stronger action to fight terrorism and...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
16.02.2017 - 11:57
The world is more complex and interconnected than ever, and so are the challenges and threats we face. At a time of concern about protecting our borders, we also need to ensure that the world outside the EU is stable and peaceful. Essential to this...
Press Release
16.02.2017 - 11:19
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 the automotive industry is already an everyday...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
15.02.2017 - 16:48
Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will vote tomorrow on the new EU laws on terrorism and better controls at the external borders of the EU....
Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks
15.02.2017 - 16:15
A new EU anti-terror law before the European Parliament this week aims to step up the fight against terror recruitment, planning, training and financing, as well as caring for the victims. EPP Group rapporteur Monika Hohlmeier says recent attacks...
World glove on The field
Press Release
15.02.2017 - 13:21
The European Parliament (EP) has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals by voting on a thorough reform of the Emission Trading System (ETS). Ivo Belet MEP, in charge of the dossier on behalf of the EPP...
EU flags in front of European Parliament
Press Release
15.02.2017 - 12:48
The EPP Group has adopted a position paper outlining its idea of what the EU should be in the future. "The position paper that we have endorsed is a key document at a crucial time for Europe and the world”, explained Paulo Rangel MEP,...
Press Release
15.02.2017 - 12:19
"Trade policy is back on track. We have managed to work out the most advanced, ambitious and up-to-date trade agreement between the EU and Canada. CETA is also Europe and Canada's answer to Donald Trump's policy. In Europe we believe...
13.02.2017 - 19:30
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 same thing again.  This will happen and it...
Polish plumber
10.02.2017 - 11:30
Imagine there is an architect in Slovenia who would like to work on a house located in Spain. However, Spain does not recognise the professional qualifications of architects in Slovenia. An architect from Slovenia therefore has to contact a local...
EU legislation to avoid car manufacturers cheating on gas emission
09.02.2017 - 16:00
The European Commission has tabled new legislation designed to drive up motor vehicle safety and environmental standards across Europe. A key aim is to have a more efficient system of market surveillance and one that is trusted by EU citizens so...
Mechanic repairman inspecting car
Press Release
09.02.2017 - 11:19
The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for major changes to the so-called EU type-approval framework. "The well-documented scandals prove that the current system doesn’t work. Europe needs a more efficient system, a system...
Big Data
09.02.2017 - 10:47
It’s really useful to be able to check your mobile phone to see whether there’s traffic on the road before you leave home for work every morning. Especially if you work in a European city!  It’s thanks to Big Data. The...
Free up platform economy as springboard for SMEs
08.02.2017 - 18:36
Successful European online platform start-ups like Spotify and called for less regulation but a level playing field to encourage more success stories. They spoke at a hearing where Henna Virkkunen, Krišjānis Kariņš and...
EU roaming breakthrough to slash wholesale rates
07.02.2017 - 17:00
MEPs are hailing the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreement to slash wholesale mobile roaming rates by up to 90%, a boost to cross-border mobile use and Europe’s Digital Single Market.


Highlights of the week

27.02.2017 - 03.03.2017
Underwater pipelines

Commission to sign off any future energy deals

In order to strengthen the internal energy market and the EU's energy security, the European Parliament will vote on Thursday at its mini-Plenary...
European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Stronger and smarter borders in the EU: establishing an entry-exit system

MEPs on the Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on Monday on an entry-exit system that will...

Cutting financing for terrorists

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the EU Institutions and national governments decided to step up their fight against money laundering and...
Niall Downey