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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

Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
25.04.2018 - 12:01

Clear asylum rules guarantee protection for those in need

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a step forward to ensure a fair and efficient asylum...
World glove on The field
06.02.2018 - 11:57

ETS reform crucial for transition to low-carbon economy

The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be crucial to achieve the EU’s CO2 reduction goals. It creates a Modernisation Fund to help the EU’s Central European Member States...
Climate change
09.11.2017 - 08:08

CO2 emissions: EU finalises ETS reform

The EU has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals. Late last night, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of...
two police officers doing a traffic control
06.11.2017 - 14:00

Information on terrorists for law enforcement in all EU

Improvements in the Schengen Information System which will guarantee more security in Europe without internal borders will be voted on today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil...



Dutch delegation leader Wim van de Camp welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker
11.04.2014 - 11:30

Spitzenkandidat Juncker top guest at EPP CDA conference

Jean-Claude Juncker, the EPP top candidate to become president of the European Commission, was the top guest of the EPP / CDA conference in Europe. After arriving in his special campaign bus at the...
Wim van de Camp with motorcycle
11.04.2014 - 09:00

Motorcycling is my life. Now it is safer and cleaner

Politics is a great profession. However, it is hard work that requires time. And working for the European Parliament involves many hours of travel. The weekly schedule is full with committee meetings...
couple together at the beach
28.11.2013 - 11:00

Better portability of pension rights

The European population is growing older on average. By 2060 the share of those aged 65 and over is projected to rise from 17% to 30% of the population. As a consequence, the EU would move from...
Boats in Copenhagen, Denmark
07.11.2013 - 14:30

EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Amsterdam: economy, energy, elections

How can the EPP Group boost the European economy, its energy supply and election turnout? At least 37 EPP Group Members of the European Parliament (EP) will search for workable ideas with others at a...


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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...