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Sad girl with her fighting parents
12.03.2012 - 19:30
When someone passes away, disputes often arise about inheritance. European countries have considerably different laws on inheritance and the right to a compulsory portion of an estate. If the deceased did not live in his country of origin, or owned...
handshake
07.03.2012 - 19:15
The difference between what men and women earn to do the same job is a complex and multifaceted issue. Its causes are also multiple, and include direct and indirect discrimination, but also social and economic factors, such as occupational and...
After Soviet
05.03.2012 - 19:00
Remembering why democracy, freedom and human rights are at the foundation of the EU As we mark the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, Europe faces an economic crisis unlike any seen since the great depression. In times of economic...
Financial Chart with Coins
13.02.2012 - 18:30
The sovereign debt crisis that some Eurozone members are going through has revealed how badly economic and budgetary coordination is needed between Eurozone members and in the EU. To tackle these issues that could in the long run jeopardise the...
Smiling business partners with electronic tablet
06.02.2012 - 18:15
The wireless explosion A second or third wave of the digital revolution is on its way and central this time are wireless waves, named radio spectrums or frequencies. Estimates show that in less than 8 years, by 2020, 50 billion wireless units will...
Savings
06.02.2012 - 17:45
When 26 EU Member States decided to negotiate and adopt tougher rules to combat national budget deficits in December last year, few observers would have thought they would succeed within two months. Now, 25 Member States have managed to agree to...
EPP Group Leadership
30.01.2012 - 17:30
EPP Group leadership In the second half of this Parliament's legislature, the EPP Group will continue to be led by Chairman Joseph Daul (FR) who has been at its helm since July 2007. Mr Daul is assisted by ten Vice-Chairmen. Working Groups...
European Flag
16.01.2012 - 17:15
Since the elections in 1999, the EPP Group, led by Joseph Daul, who was re-elected as Chairman for the rest of the current Parliamentary term in December, has constantly, and by far, been the largest political group in the European Parliament. In...
Electronic Waste
16.01.2012 - 17:00
The collection and recycling of end-of-life electric and electronic devices will be subject to stricter EU standards. Drawing on practical experience with the existing directive, the European Parliament has successfully fought for more ambitious...

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Business finance chart and Euro banknotes

Voting on post-2020 EU expenditure and revenue

The Budgets Committee will vote on Thursday on Parliament's position on the EU's post-2020 seven-year budget (Multi-Annual Financial...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers

Stronger industrial cooperation on defence

Europe needs stronger and better cooperation in the field of defence. The pan-EU cooperation on an industrial defence programme is an important step...
High voltage post

Making the internal market for electricity work for consumers and industry

The way the electricity markets work inside the EU needs an overhaul to increase the supply of affordable and secure energy across EU borders. The...
Believe in people campaign, Pilar Ayuso MEP