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MEPs vote
19.01.2017 - 10:09
EPP Group Bureau
18.01.2017 - 20:14
After the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, the first Italian to hold the office since the foundation of the EU, the EPP Group's candidates for Vice-Presidents were also elected, with Mairead McGuinness topping...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
18.01.2017 - 15:57
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, Deliveroo, Amazon or Alibaba: our traditional views...
Michał Boni MEP
12.01.2017 - 12:52
Digital data underpins almost every activity in our society and it will do so to an even greater extent in the future. Our banks are already digital, the future of self-driving cars depends on the availability of reliable and secure data and the...
Women saying "Stop"
13.12.2016 - 08:53
The success of the Eastern Partnership also depends on greater equality between men and women Everywhere in the world, whether in public or private spaces, women and girls are victims of abuse and discrimination. Working on improving their rights...
One euro coin among wheat grains
12.12.2016 - 12:00
Long winters, wet springs, hot summers: Europe's farmers have always been exposed to natural risks. In the past few years, macro-economic factors such as exchange rates, energy and fertiliser processes, interest rates and external policies have...
South America map
12.12.2016 - 11:15
by Luis De Grandes and Antonio Tajani, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Buenos Aires, you feel like you could be in any European capital. After the First World War, over a million Italians started their lives in Argentina...
Egyptians Celebrate The First Anniversary Of The Revolution In Tahrir Square
09.12.2016 - 13:30
by Elmar Brok and Mariya Gabriel, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Cairo, you can see the change that the Arab Spring has brought about. The old regime has fallen. The instability which swept the country afterwards is...
#DiscoverEU
07.12.2016 - 07:00
There is more to this proposal than free train tickets. It is an investment in young people and in Europe’s future. It reinforces the main aim of the European Union: to bring people together. We want young Europeans to discover the EU is also...
Earthquake in Amatrice
30.11.2016 - 15:35
After the first occurrence on 24 August, three more major earthquakes, together with a flurry of tremors, struck the central Italian regions in October. The last was the strongest Italy felt since Irpinia in 1980. Despite the relentless efforts...
Business Team In Office Meeting
30.11.2016 - 11:31
We can do even better to create more positive impact on our Member States' economies with the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). That's why the EPP Group wants to put more emphasis on investments in our shared objectives, apply...
Therese Comodini Cachia MEP
29.11.2016 - 17:32
Digital technology has radically changed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The EU needs modern copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market. The Commission's copyright reform proposal sets a framework within...
Online shopping with digital tablet
29.11.2016 - 11:05
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 the lack of confidence on both the consumer and...
Businesswoman touching virtual screen
22.11.2016 - 17:04
Does Europe need start-ups? Smaller businesses? Do they need Europe? At what cost? Companies with fewer than 250 employees make up over 99% of all enterprises in all EU countries and in Norway. They account for around two-thirds of total...
Russian trolls, Propaganda
22.11.2016 - 14:45
We've seen the movie and it's a horror! Now, let's read the book and hope it cancels out the movie. Well, if the movie is what Europeans in their millions have been watching and reading on Russia and Daesh-inspired media productions,...

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Highlights of the week

23.01.2017 - 27.01.2017
Canada and European Union leaders shaking hands on a deal

CETA - sharing values, shaping growth

The Committee on International Trade will vote on Tuesday on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The Agreement will...
Smiling woman carrying recycling bin

Waste could be an opportunity, not a problem

The Environment Committee will adopt a package of four Reports on waste next Tuesday. "In Europe, we currently use 16 tonnes of material per...
Three Miners in an Underground Mine, Africa

Approving the deal on the Conflict Minerals dossier

The Committee on International Trade will vote on the final deal on the Conflict Minerals dossier on Tuesday. MEPs, Ministers and the European...
Believe in People campaign; Marianne Thyssen