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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...
Mediterranean
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...
Tax evasion
14.11.2017 - 17:45
We call for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering. The Paradise Papers leak has shown us yet again the organised, large-scale lack of responsibility of some who do not want to contribute to common...
A meeting of EPP Group Interreligious Dialogue Members with representatives of Aid to the Church in Need at the European Parliament, Strasbourg this week.
10.11.2017 - 12:53
At least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and oppression is carried out against Christians and such persecution has worsened in the last two years, according to a new report entitled 'Persecuted and Forgotten? A report of...
#DiscoverEU
25.10.2017 - 17:00
Thanks to all your support, we are thrilled to announce that we managed to get the European Parliament to agree to giving out 20,000 free Interrail tickets to young people! We now need your help to convince EU leaders to back this agreement to...
Brexit Direction Sign
03.10.2017 - 15:31
"Unless there is a major breakthrough on the withdrawal results during the fifth negotiation round, the European Council has to postpone the start of negotiation talks on the future relationship with Great Britain," said Elmar Brok, member...

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Highlights of the week

09.07.2018 - 13.07.2018
Cloud computing security

More muscle to combat threats to our networks

As threats to our vital networks and information structures are rising, we need to strengthen our ability to prevent, detect and respond to problems...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city

Better work-life balance for parents and carers

On Wednesday afternoon, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on the legislative draft Report establishing a better work-life balance...
Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote

New audiovisual media rules

Members of the Culture and Education Committee will endorse the political agreement reached on the reform of the EU legislation on Audiovisual Media...
Krišjānis Kariņš MEP