EIN Riga
Press Release
22.05.2018 - 09:24
The annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 23 to 25 May with European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers debating the most pressing issues currently faced by the European...
Nicole Fontaine EP President at a plenary session in Strasbourg on July 1999
Press Release
18.05.2018 - 21:19
“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Nicole Fontaine, former President of the European Parliament. After Simone Veil, the first woman elected as President of the European Parliament, we have lost another politician...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
Press Release
17.05.2018 - 13:22
EPP Group backs Commission’s proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks, but urges that we remain realistic The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today's legislative proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks by 2030. "...
Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief
17.05.2018 - 12:00
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved draft legislation to step up EU disaster relief. Authored by the EPP Group’s Elisabetta Giardini, it would update a voluntary system with better resources on demand for...
Freedom of expression
Press Release
17.05.2018 - 09:53
EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber strongly condemns the behaviour of the Slovak police towards Czech investigative journalist Pavla Holcová. "I find it unacceptable that Slovak police require, under threat of a financial penalty,...
Firefighters rush
Press Release
17.05.2018 - 09:39
EPP Group backs new and improved European Civil Protection Mechanism to help Member States deal with natural disasters The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of the improved EU Civil Protection Mechanism,...
Update the CAP to keep farming strong
16.05.2018 - 16:15
Europe’s farmers need more support and streamlined bureaucracy to stay competitive by reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, says a Report by EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, approved on Wednesday by the Agricultural Committee and...
Wheat field against the blue sky
Press Release
16.05.2018 - 11:51
"New EU agricultural policy needs adequate funding and new methods to be efficient and sustainable. But let’s not fix it if it’s not broken!", said EPP Group Member Herbert Dorfmann MEP. "The basis of the new CAP must be...
Aerial view of London and the River Thames
Press Release
16.05.2018 - 11:34
The EPP Group in the European Parliament does not want to require British-based clearing houses to relocate after Brexit, but wants more regulatory power over non-EU clearing houses if they clear transactions in Euros "If you want to do...
Fighting stalking: the need for a common EU law and quicker action
03.05.2018 - 15:00
The European Parliament has debated a new European Commission proposal on stalking. The practice has victimised millions of mainly women across the EU. Lara Comi, a Vice-Chair of the EPP Group and herself a victim of stalking, is calling for EU...
Press Release
03.05.2018 - 13:17
“We did it! I am incredibly proud and happy that, this year, 20 to 30,000 18 year-old Europeans will receive a free Interrail pass to travel throughout Europe. It starts this year and this is just the beginning,” said Manfred Weber, EPP...
Protesters in Venezuela
Press Release
03.05.2018 - 12:02
“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot recognise this process nor the results of such an election. It will only worsen the political, humanitarian...
New EU budget plan shouldn’t sacrifice farming and other key funding
02.05.2018 - 15:45
The EU’s next budget plan should boost funding for innovation and maintain support for European farming, fisheries and internal EU development, or cohesion, despite the loss of UK funding after Brexit, says the Portuguese MEP Manuel Fernandes...
Business Data Analyzing
Press Release
02.05.2018 - 15:18
"The money that is being used in the EU budget is money well-invested. It is about investing in the future, about showing solidarity, about shaping a good future for young Europeans. The Commission's proposal of a measured but ambitious...
Business conference
Press Release
26.04.2018 - 17:17
"With this negotiation result with the Member States, we have now finally established a fair, level playing field by adapting some important rules to internet media services which were formerly only applicable to traditional television",...


Highlights of the week

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....
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