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07.05.2012 - 13:00
Every year EU spending is about 140.000.000.000 Euros. It not only takes a lot of planning and many decisions to decide on how to spend all that money, but also a great deal of supervision on how this is executed is of equal importance. It would be...
silicon breast implant
27.04.2012 - 12:45
Breast implants are regulated by Directive 200/74/CE on medical devices. This directive improved the legal provisions underlying oversight by the relevant authorities of medical devices, by enabling them to better monitor the medical devices market...
Man Holding Clipboard
23.04.2012 - 11:45
Cumbersome social security procedures, problems receiving healthcare services abroad and barriers to getting qualifications recognized in another Member State are among the 20 main concerns of citizens according to a report by the Commission '...
Mixed race ollege student
23.04.2012 - 11:30
2011 was the European Year of Volunteering: a year of many initiatives that have seen volunteers across the European Union engaged in different activities at all levels. Volunteering covers all kinds of formal or non-formal voluntary activity which...
desktop calculator
16.04.2012 - 11:15
At present, companies operating in several European Member States can be subject to 27 different national tax systems. This results in high compliance costs for European businesses. Even transactions between different branches of the same company...
Flight attendant serving business people on airplane
16.04.2012 - 10:45
Have you ever heard of 'David Headley'? Does this name ring a bell? Sound familiar? He is the US citizen responsible for a series of attacks in the city of Mumbai, India, in 2008, which killed 163 people. He also led planned attacks on a...
Female executive using mobile phone
10.04.2012 - 10:30
Summer is approaching fast, and, as every year, millions of Europeans will try to make the most out of their holidays by travelling abroad. Thanks to the EPP Group in the European Parliament, you can now stay in touch with family and friends back...
European Flag
02.04.2012 - 10:15
On 1 April, the European Citizens' Initiative will officially enter into force. The EPP Group welcomes this major step towards more participatory democracy. This new tool was a major innovation of the Lisbon Treaty. It will bring Europe closer...
European Parliament
30.03.2012 - 10:15
The European Parliament is welcoming 12 observers from the Croatian Parliament in April. The observers will be able to participate in all activities of the Parliament, without, however, the right to vote or to be elected to positions in the...
Analyzing
26.03.2012 - 09:45
A major cause for instability in the financial markets - derivatives - will finally be subject to strict EU transparency rules. This is all the more important as the volume of derivatives is enormous and they have hitherto mostly been traded outside...
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...
Two businessmen shaking hands near an airplane
12.03.2012 - 19:30
Spot the odd one out Iceland is many things, but definitely not your typical candidate country to the EU. If you were to play a spot-the-odd-one-out game with enlargement countries, Iceland would immediately catch the eye. Situated at the rift...
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...

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Post-2020 EU budget

MEPs will adopt their position on the EU's next long-term budget on Wednesday. The EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber, stresses that there are...
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Towards new rules on the posting of workers

MEPs will vote on the final agreement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive on Tuesday. The new rules aim to better protect workers who...
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Future of Europe

The future of Europe will be debated on Wednesday morning in Strasbourg with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel. Manfred Weber MEP, the...
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