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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

Financial Chart with Coins
22.11.2017 - 14:48

Europees semester: “Niet langer ingrijpen is onverantwoord”

Vandaag wordt de aftrap van het Europees Semester gegeven: een reeks maatregelen waarmee de Commissie het economisch en begrotingsbeleid van de lidstaten op elkaar afstemt, en toetst aan de...
photo of application icons
21.11.2017 - 10:39

Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
16.11.2017 - 11:14

Sociale Top Göteborg

Met de officiële aftrap van Europese Pijler van Sociale rechten morgen op de sociale top in Göteborg, wordt meer dan eens duidelijk dat het sociale aspect bovenaan de Europese agenda staat...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
09.11.2017 - 14:40

Groeiverwachtingen EC – reactie Tom Vandenkendelaere

De Europese Commissie stelde vandaag haar economische verwachtingen voor. Voor België worden de cijfers positief bijgesteld. Europarlementslid Tom Vandenkendelaere reageert: "De goede...



glass globe in hand
21.11.2017 - 10:20

Exploring local options to fight climate change

At the annual Herman Van Rompuy Lecture, held this year on 21 November at ‘Het BEL’, a new green building at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, keynote speaker Christiana Figueres,...
Climate change
06.02.2017 - 14:10

ETS reform: EU climate policy has to support job creation

In the coming months, the European Parliament and the Member States of the European Union will try to agree on a major reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2021-2030. ETS is the most...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
18.01.2017 - 15:57

The European Pillar of Social Rights: enabling Europe’s future workforce

As the job market continues to evolve, so should Europe's social policy. Today, many new forms of employment have emerged as a logical consequence of the digital revolution. Whether it is Uber,...
Online shopping with digital tablet
29.11.2016 - 11:05

Cross-border online and offline sales: the new frontier

How often do you shop online from another country? How come so few traders sell their goods abroad? Cross-border sales, whether online or offline, are doing very poorly and the main cause for this is...


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Highlights of the week


European Council conclusions

The Chairman will take the floor during the key debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting. On 29 April, the EU Heads of State...

Portability of online content services

MEPs will discuss the agreement with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The Report on the protection of the EU's financial interests (PIF Report) from the year 2015 will be voted on on Tuesday in plenary. Parliament...