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Earthquake in Amatrice
30.11.2016 - 15:35
After the first occurrence on 24 August, three more major earthquakes, together with a flurry of tremors, struck the central Italian regions in October. The last was the strongest Italy felt since Irpinia in 1980. Despite the relentless efforts...
Business Team In Office Meeting
30.11.2016 - 11:31
We can do even better to create more positive impact on our Member States' economies with the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). That's why the EPP Group wants to put more emphasis on investments in our shared objectives, apply...
Therese Comodini Cachia MEP
29.11.2016 - 17:32
Digital technology has radically changed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The EU needs modern copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market. The Commission's copyright reform proposal sets a framework within...
Online shopping with digital tablet
29.11.2016 - 11:05
How often do you shop online from another country? How come so few traders sell their goods abroad? Cross-border sales, whether online or offline, are doing very poorly and the main cause for this is the lack of confidence on both the consumer and...
Businesswoman touching virtual screen
22.11.2016 - 17:04
Does Europe need start-ups? Smaller businesses? Do they need Europe? At what cost? Companies with fewer than 250 employees make up over 99% of all enterprises in all EU countries and in Norway. They account for around two-thirds of total...
Russian trolls, Propaganda
22.11.2016 - 14:45
We've seen the movie and it's a horror! Now, let's read the book and hope it cancels out the movie. Well, if the movie is what Europeans in their millions have been watching and reading on Russia and Daesh-inspired media productions,...
Senior man in computing class
22.11.2016 - 12:15
Increasingly, globalisation is being blamed for much of the ills we are seeing in Western societies today. Undeniably globalisation has brought about opportunities, jobs and growth but many are now questioning whether the West has managed to make...
Michael Gahler MEP
21.11.2016 - 11:30
The security situation in and around Europe has significantly worsened in recent years and no single state or organisation is able to face it alone. Protecting the EU and its citizens requires the contribution of the EU and its Member States...
Protest At Libyan Embassy In Berlin
18.11.2016 - 11:29
After the fall of Gaddafi, Libya entered into a difficult transition process characterised by the disintegration of the country. Libya is divided between different factions and militias which are competing for power. There are currently two...
Franc Bogovič MEP
18.11.2016 - 11:12
Today more than 4.5 million young people are unemployed in the EU, with peaks of more than 40% in some countries. For the near future some specific drivers of job creation can be identified in Europe, such as the ICT sector boom and the transition...
Alojz Peterle MEP, Paulo Rangel MEP, Danuta Maria Hübner MEP, Valéry Giscard D'Estaing
11.11.2016 - 11:34
Europe is going through a difficult period and it does not take much to understand that political realities could look very different very soon. While it is impossible to predict whether and how the direction of the most ambitious political and...
Esther De Lange MEP
11.11.2016 - 10:54
EPP-affiliated group leaders from the national parliaments met this week to discuss the future of Europe. Just before the American elections, it was clear that traditional parties need to listen better to the concerns of citizens and provide...
Travel
08.11.2016 - 14:21
Controls at the external borders of the Schengen area remain one of the most important safeguards of our freedom of movement and the Member States' internal security and public policies. When this internal security comes under attack, as was the...
Antanas Guoga MEP
07.11.2016 - 17:19
2017 is around the corner and the 'Digital Revolution' is taking over most aspects of our personal and professional lives. As a result, the demand for e-skills is increasing drastically. In 2015, approximately 90% of jobs required basic...
Paris, January 10 2016: commemoration for victims of terrorist attacks
31.10.2016 - 16:15
One year has passed since the Paris attacks and January 2017 will mark two years since the Charlie Hebdo offices were attacked. Brussels, Burgas, Nice, Würzburg, Copenhagen, Ansbach and others are just further examples that showed our...

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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...
Wim van de Camp with motorcycle