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Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole

Press releases

European Flag
23.03.2017 - 11:52

The EU turns 60: a new chapter

60 years after the signature of the Rome Treaty, it is time to take stock and chart a new course.  Upon invitation of the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Angelino Alfano, under the auspices...
Mature Businesswoman
08.03.2017 - 10:42

International Women’s Day 2017: Save the Talent

This month’s 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties also means 60 years EU commitment to gender equality. On today’s International Women’s Day, Viviane Reding calls for continued...
photo of application icons
10.01.2017 - 14:09

E-Privacy Regulation: Trust Remains Key to Data-Economy

“I welcome today’s proposal to strengthen the right to privacy in electronic communications. The choice of a Regulation over a Directive lowers compliance costs for businesses and...
Woman using her cell phone
01.12.2016 - 14:23

Roaming through the backdoor: A rip-off par excellence

The complete abolition of roaming charges within the EU from June 2017 depends on a substantial reform of wholesale roaming markets. Last Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted its position and...



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...


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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...