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Architect using drafting table
Press Release
22.03.2017 - 17:10
“New regulations for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds adopted in the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee today will benefit small, innovative and growing businesses”, said Sirpa Pietik...
European energy efficiency classification
Press Release
22.03.2017 - 11:01
Energy labelling for household appliances will be reformed and simplified. Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the new labelling scheme last night. The A+ to A+++ classes of the existing energy labels will...
Populism and Brexit, a sign of the times
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21.03.2017 - 11:00
Meeting of the Network of National Parliamentarians in charge of European Affairs and Members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. MEPs and MPs discussed populism and Brexit, focusing on possible answers to serious issues like youth...
Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy
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16.03.2017 - 15:30
At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the latest EU Summit that focused on the future of Europe. Council President Donald Tusk noted unity among the leaders on building a stronger EU, and EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber...
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)
News
16.03.2017 - 13:05
215 million Christians face religious persecution worldwide, EPP Group Members heard at a meeting with Michel Varton, Director of Open Doors, a leading NGO working to prevent the persecution of Christians, in Strasbourg today (Thursday). Co-Chair of...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
Press Release
16.03.2017 - 12:19
“Achieving common defence capabilities is now more necessary than ever. In an unpredictable international scenario, we need a common defence policy which reinforces unity, strategic autonomy and integration in order to promote peace and...
Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” to elections in Europe
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16.03.2017 - 11:15
One of the founding members of the European Union, the Netherlands, has rejected a bid for power by far-right populists. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says it’s a “perfect start” to an election year in Europe, showing that...
Collection of semiprecious stones and minerals
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 17:05
"The vicious circle has now been broken", said Iuliu Winkler MEP during today's debate on the Conflict Minerals Regulation in the European Parliament. The importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3T&G), the so-called conflict...
Enlargement
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 15:08
"There is more at stake when we talk about the future of Europe than just the division of powers and competences between Brussels and the Member States", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, on...
Germany Raises Security Level
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 14:02
One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against radical terrorism. After the attacks in Paris, the EPP Group set out ten priorities to combat...
Seeing through piggy bank
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 12:34
“Today’s vote shows very clearly that a large majority of the European Parliament remains fully committed to making use of the available tools that the EU Budget offers in order to strengthen job creation and growth across Europe, while...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 12:24
The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve consumer trust in the products they receive and to avoid cases such as the horsemeat scandal that hit...
Cellphone with digital world map
News
15.03.2017 - 12:21
To say that we are living in a time of change is by and large one of the most misused phrases there is. The truth is that the times are always changing, with new technologies, products and services waiting around every corner. All we can do is to...
Woman using her cell phone
Press Release
15.03.2017 - 12:21
“Today, the European Parliament approved the final deal to free up the 700 MHz spectrum band for mobile broadband. This is a step that will secure European competitiveness and enable us to reap the full benefits of the next-generation 5G...
Recycling
Press Release
14.03.2017 - 12:52
The European Parliament today adopted the ‘waste review package’ which consists of four Reports: the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, the Landfill Directive as well as Directives on End-of-life...

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Highlights of the week

20.03.2017 - 24.03.2017
Enlargement

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Signed on 25 March 1957, the Treaties of Rome established the European Economic Community...
Medical touchscreen

Safer medical devices

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee will adopt new EU rules for safer medical devices on Tuesday. The major achievement of the...
Shopping Key

Cross-border subscriptions to online content to be made easier

The cross-border use of subscriptions to online content will be made easier in the EU. On Wednesday, the Legal Affairs Committee will endorse an...
Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP