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Press releases

Gavel and european union flag
03.10.2016 - 18:26

A step forward for democracy, rule of law

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will vote on a report showing how democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights can be safeguarded in...
Woman using her cell phone
21.09.2016 - 15:01

End of roaming: the EU keeps its promise!

Today the European Commission presented its revised proposal for the roaming fair-use policy. Viviane Reding, Member of the European Parliament, welcomes the revised Implementing Regulation. As of...
Belgian soldiers
14.09.2016 - 09:52

Now or Never for Europe of Security and Defence

“Expectations have never been as high, before the State of the Union address by President Juncker and the subsequent European summit in Bratislava this week. The European Union has to bring...
US - EU flag
12.07.2016 - 11:18

Trans-Atlantic Data Flows: Let’s turn words into deeds

“This is significant progress, which I hope will be instrumental towards bridging the transatlantic digital gap. A protracted stalemate would have jeopardized numerous companies and it would...



Jean-Luc Dehaene MEP
15.05.2014 - 16:00

Jean-Luc Dehaene: a great Statesman with a heart for Europe

Jean-Luc Dehaene, former Belgian Prime Minister and prominent Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, has passed away today at the age of 73. The EPP and the EPP Group in the European...
Plenary vote
16.04.2014 - 17:42

European Parliament shows the red card to President Schulz

The European Parliament gave the green light today to the discharge of the Parliament's budget after including heavy criticism in the Report of the conduct of its President Martin Schulz, who is...
US - EU flag
20.03.2014 - 16:26

EU-US trade agreement: EPP Group carefully analysing negotiations

Transatlantic trade talks between the European Union and the United States on the establishment of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement (TTIP) are surging ahead. For the fourth time,...
Photo of Georges Bach, MEP holding a little airplane
05.02.2014 - 12:00

Better air passenger rights will change the way we travel

When I was nominated Rapporteur for the Air Passenger Rights Regulation, in other words made responsible for the negotiations, I knew it wouldn't be easy to improve consumer rights against the...


Highlights of the week

Plenarvorschau 14. - 17. April 2014

Electric Car loading on Solar Charging Station

Infrastruktur für alternative Kraftstoffe

Für Elektroladestationen sowie Erdgas- und Flüssiggastankstellen soll bis 2025 eine EU-weite Infrastruktur stehen. Für...

Lang-LKW (Gigaliner)

Lkw mit Überlänge, so genannte Gigaliner, sollen künftig auch in Nachbarländern, wo sie ebenfalls zugelassen sind, fahren dü...

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