Flight attendant serving business people on airplane
04.06.2012 - 16:15
European Year for Active Ageing On 6 September 2010, the European Commission proposed that 2012 would be designated the European Year for Active Ageing. The initiative aims to help to create job opportunities and better working conditions for the...
Woman working at flower shop smiling
21.05.2012 - 16:00
The crisis has arrived at the labour markets after all. Figures presented by Eurostat in May showed record unemployment rates in many EU countries, in particular among the young. It seems rather unlikely that already established companies in Europe...
Man holding briefcase
21.05.2012 - 14:00
EU unhappy with treatment of Tymoshenko Ukraine is a very important partner for the EU. It's a close neighbour with strong European roots. Recent news about the ill treatment of former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, in prison has,...
EU puzzle
21.05.2012 - 13:45
What is it? Every year, the European Commission publishes a list of EU Member States with the number of pending laws next to each of them. It's like at school. Bright kids top the list, the not so bright stand in the middle and the rather...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
12.05.2012 - 13:15
1. Enforcing the Single Market - Europe's power station for jobs! The Single Market acquis is strong - its implementation is unsatisfactory. To tap into this unused potential, the Commission has to be tougher in enforcing the agreed rules in...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
07.05.2012 - 13:00
Every year EU spending is about 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...


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...
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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...
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