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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...
Big Data
09.02.2017 - 10:47
It’s really useful to be able to check your mobile phone to see whether there’s traffic on the road before you leave home for work every morning. Especially if you work in a European city!  It’s thanks to Big Data. The...
Euro bank notes in a briefcase
07.02.2017 - 14:16
The European Parliament has successfully concluded negotiations on legislation that will help fight fraud against the EU’s financial interests by means of criminal law. The Parliament thereby puts in practice the Union’s zero-tolerance...

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Highlights of the week

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....
Yves Mondesir