Brexit Jigsaw puzzle displaying european map missing Great Britain
08.03.2018 - 15:55
MEPs will next week in Strasbourg set out their views on the post-Brexit framework for the future EU-UK relationship. The draft resolution agreed by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents on Wednesday 8 March makes it clear that the...
Can of euro puzzles
08.03.2018 - 09:56
“Budgets are not bookkeeping exercises - they are about priorities and ambition. They translate our future into figures.” - Jean-Claude Juncker How do we keep our strength after Brexit? How do we foot the €15bn annual bill left...
07.03.2018 - 12:00
06.03.2018 - 11:17
Brice Hortefeux MEP, Tokia Saïfi MEP, Andrey Kovatchev MEP, PM of Lebanon Saad Hariri, Ramona Mănescu MEP
01.03.2018 - 15:46
"We must not forget that the security of the EU depends also on the security of Lebanon. The country expects the EU to help the region by participating in the reconstruction of Syria and creating "safe areas" for the return of...
Jan Olbrycht MEP, György Hölvényi MEP
01.03.2018 - 15:30
Seven years of ongoing civil war in Syria resulted in the expansion of violent Islamic extremism which deeply compromised the Christian population there, who have been persecuted because of their faith. The situation is more than complex in the...
Combines harvesting wheat
21.02.2018 - 18:14
After the controversy surrounding the renewal of the use of glyphosate in farming, the European Parliament has set up a Special Committee to investigate potential failures in the evaluation and authorisation procedures for pesticides and, if...
Albania in EU
14.02.2018 - 15:07
Albania has progressed and showed political commitment to EU-related reforms - this is one of the conclusions of the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, which met for the 12th time in the country’s capital Tirana...
Europe vote election
09.02.2018 - 12:19
The European Parliament will be ready to reject any candidate in the investiture procedure of the President of the Commission who was not appointed as a ‘Spitzenkandidat’ of a European political party in the run-up to the European...
European Parliament
07.02.2018 - 10:05
The idea that MEPs are more European, and would therefore better safeguard Europe and European ideas, if they are disconnected from their electorates is absurd and based on an artificial view of what being European is and on what democracy is....
Climate change
02.02.2018 - 12:00
The ETS reform creates a fund to help the EU’s poorest members to upgrade their energy systems. This in turn creates jobs and promotes innovation, a clear priority for the EPP Group. The EU is taking further steps towards achieving the...
Online shopping with digital tablet
02.02.2018 - 11:45
Ever been faced with a “not available in your country” message when you want to buy something online? Stopping unjustified blocking of online cross-border sales One of the greatest achievements of the European Union, the Single...
16.01.2018 - 10:30
It's now or never. The formula seems worn out it has been heard so much, but it is nevertheless my deep conviction: the future of the European Union will be played out this year. In March 2018, the electoral sequence which started in May 2017...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers
04.12.2017 - 18:15
During the 26th annual Summit of Chairmen of EPP Parliamentary Groups, the future of defence took centre stage in the debate between European and national Members of Parliament from the EPP family. Esther de Lange, Vice-Chair of the EPP Group and...
glass globe in hand
21.11.2017 - 10:20
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, Vice-President of the Covenant of Mayors, will...


Highlights of the week

19.03.2018 - 23.03.2018
Attacks in Paris, France

Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU

22 March marks the 2-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The Special Committee on Terrorism will organise two hearings on...
Nord Stream2

Making gas from outside the EU comply with Energy Union goals

The current Gas Directive will be updated to apply not only to the internal gas market in the EU, but also to gas pipelines that arrive in the EU...

Europe-wide rules on how to tax Facebook, Amazon & Co

The European Commission will make a formal law proposal for a digital tax on Wednesday. This comes one week after Parliament, on the initiative of...
The Narnia Project