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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...
Minsk, Belarus
26.10.2016 - 16:15
On September 11, Belarus held parliamentary elections. As a result, for the first time since 2004, two representatives of the democratic opposition will hold seats in the parliament. However, a number of long-standing unresolved issues remain in...
Woman with a study group
26.10.2016 - 13:27
The European Youth Strategy is one of the most topical issues of European politics, as its principles and priorities have an effect on the generation on which our future depends. We - as the largest political group in the European Parliament - have...
worker
20.10.2016 - 12:13
Freedom of movement is a fundamental right for EU citizens, that allows them to travel, live and work in other EU countries. It is one of the greatest successes of the Union to date. However, through the European Parliament’s Committee on...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
13.10.2016 - 10:29
All too often the gap between national parliaments and the European Parliament seems wide. Members of national parliaments often have only a dim awareness of what goes on ‘in Europe’. MEPs, from their side, would benefit from closer ties...
Euro bank notes in a briefcase
04.10.2016 - 12:59
By MEPs Barbara Matera and Axel Voss and Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality  Criminals know no borders. Today, organised crime organisations are making billions of euros in profit every...
Mossack Fonseca
28.09.2016 - 19:15
Discussions with investigative journalists "important basis for futUrE work" of Panama Papers Inquiry Committee The EPP Group welcomed the debate with the journalists who revealed the Panama Papers, but is reluctant to jump to...
photo of the students in a classroom
26.09.2016 - 11:00
In times when Member States and the EU are so often juxtaposed as pursuing different interests, the EPP Young Member’s Network (YMN), under the leadership of Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP, is taking action to bring national and European politicians...
Joint Operation Triton 2015 - Search and Rescue by Belgian navy
14.09.2016 - 15:24
This Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal to introduce a standardised European travel document for the return of third-country nationals who are currently staying within the European Union illegally. It is a welcome initiative...
Construction worker doing measuring
13.07.2016 - 16:15
The EPP Group today supported a Report on the fight against social dumping in the European Union. The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted certain measures on how to fight and prevent social dumping in the EU. Members also managed to...
Stack of hands
07.07.2016 - 12:28
In light of the upcoming mid-term review of the EU budget and EU policies, the European Parliament has adopted a Resolution on synergies between Horizon 2020, European Structural and Investment Funds, and other European support schemes. EPP Group co...
06.07.2016 - 18:10
The current migration and security challenges know no borders and require a truly European approach. Our Group has managed to push the law on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency through the European Parliament in a record time of 5...
Joint Operation Poseidon 2015
06.07.2016 - 13:00
Statement by our Chairman Manfred Weber: "The European Border and Coast Guard is the best example of Europe delivering rapidly. It took only five months to create an agency with 1500 border guards that can be deployed in a few days. This is...
Pin in Map
01.07.2016 - 12:15
In keeping with the traditional Shakespearean tragedy, David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the flawed protagonists placed in a stressful situation that ends fatally. Politics and personal power It would be totally unrealistic to think that...
Summer University of the European Ideas Network
27.06.2016 - 16:50
The 16th annual Summer University of the European Ideas Network (EIN), chaired by EPP Group Vice-Chairman Paulo Rangel, will take place in Split, Croatia, from 29 June to 2 July 2016. It will gather more than 200 people, including policy-makers,...

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Highlights of the week

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Palm growing from pile of euros

New Tax Committee: artificial shifting around of companies' profits must end

Parliament is setting up a new special committee on Thursday to look further into the problem of the tax evasion and tax avoidance of multi-national...
Germany, Frankfurt, European Central Bank, low angle

EP hearing for ECB Vice-President candidate Luis De Guindos

The Ecofin Council, which gathers together the EU's 28 Finance Ministers, confirmed at its meeting on 20 February the nomination of Spanish...
A bee on a flower

Honey bees in trouble

The European Parliament will debate the future of beekeeping at its mini-Plenary on Wednesday. "We must keep an eye on our bees as their role in...
The Narnia Project