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Mediterranean
16.05.2017 - 09:26
An EPP Group delegation to the 13th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) on 12 and 13 May 2017 in Rome garnered support for amendments "firmly condemning terrorist attacks and persecution...
Brexit
12.05.2017 - 09:30
A poll conducted by RED C Research and Marketing, commissioned by the EPP Group, found that 78% of Europeans want the primary objective for Brexit negotiations to be protecting the good future of the remaining EU27, rather than building a new...
Villa Salviati in Florence
03.05.2017 - 14:43
The Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) in the European Parliament has created a programme of grants for researchers interested in the history, role and impact of Christian Democracy on the process of European integration...
European Flag
02.05.2017 - 09:45
Open, constructive and respectful interreligious dialogue can play a positive role in combating negative religious stereotyping, hatred, incitement, violence and extremism, attendees heard at the annual meeting between the EPP Group and the...
György Hölvényi MEP, Jan Olbrycht MEP
02.05.2017 - 09:45
The EU is a leading defender of religious freedom but must increase its efforts to prevent intolerance. A robust review of the EU’s Guidelines on the Freedom of Religion or Belief is one concrete way to do that, according to Co-Chairs of the...
Irritated Businessman Shouting Through Megaphone
05.04.2017 - 19:00
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Smiling man at candy store display
04.04.2017 - 18:15
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 99% of all European companies. They are not only important for economic reasons, but also for social ones. Products and services that are essential in our daily lives are actually provided by...
Brexit
04.04.2017 - 15:15
At a press conference in Strasbourg earlier today, Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, outlined the EPP Group's red lines on the Brexit negotiations. Europe’s citizens come first. The EU is not for sale. When necessary, we are...
György Hölvényi MEP
28.03.2017 - 14:45
"Everything must be done to end the Syrian war, to end the bloodshed and bring peace to Syria, so that the millions of displaced persons can return to their homes and rebuild their lives," said György Hölvényi, co-Chair of...
Car in a factory
24.03.2017 - 11:01
In the EU, it goes without saying that freedom of investment is a core principle. It seems normal for internal and foreign investors to acquire significant parts of a company in the EU - leading to economic influence, including in sensitive sectors...
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)
16.03.2017 - 13:05
215 million Christians face religious persecution worldwide, EPP Group Members heard at a meeting with Michel Varton, Director of Open Doors, a leading NGO working to prevent the persecution of Christians, in Strasbourg today (Thursday). Co-Chair of...
Cellphone with digital world map
15.03.2017 - 12:21
To say that we are living in a time of change is by and large one of the most misused phrases there is. The truth is that the times are always changing, with new technologies, products and services waiting around every corner. All we can do is to...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
16.02.2017 - 11:57
The world is more complex and interconnected than ever, and so are the challenges and threats we face. At a time of concern about protecting our borders, we also need to ensure that the world outside the EU is stable and peaceful. Essential to this...
Robot
13.02.2017 - 19:30
Just imagine: you wake up in the morning, you have breakfast, open a mobile app, call an automated car to take you to work and pay from the app itself. Then in the evening to go back home you do the same thing again.  This will happen and it...
Polish plumber
10.02.2017 - 11:30
Imagine there is an architect in Slovenia who would like to work on a house located in Spain. However, Spain does not recognise the professional qualifications of architects in Slovenia. An architect from Slovenia therefore has to contact a local...

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Highlights of the week

29.05.2017 - 02.06.2017
Syrian Refugees

Improving the identification of migrants arriving irregularly

New legislation extending the scope of the EURODAC fingerprint database will be voted on by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. The rules allow...
Car on a road in the countryside

Road transport in the EU: clear rules needed

The European Commission is expected to present MEPs with the long-awaited road package next week at the mini-plenary which should tackle the...
Mobility concept

Digital Agenda: the revolution of 5G mobile networks

One of the most promising elements of the Digital Agenda in Europe is the development of the so-called 5G networks and Gigabit Society. In the...
Bill Liao