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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...
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...

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Highlights of the week

15.10.2018 - 19.10.2018
Press freedom

Fight for the truth: free and independent journalism

In the past year, our continent has been shocked with the murders of a number of journalists, which is a clear threat to freedom of speech and...
Computer crime

Improving security through information sharing

With Monday’s vote, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will close the gaps in data sharing essential for tracking...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks

First step towards capping CO2 emissions from trucks

The Environment Committee will vote on Thursday on what could be considered a first step towards capping CO2 emissions for new heavy vehicles such as...

Events

Oct
17
17.10.2018 - 15:00

New Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027)

Oct
18
18.10.2018 - 09:00

XXI Annual EPP Group intercultural dialogue with churches and religious institutions

The XXI Annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions will be held in an...
Oct
18
18.10.2018 - 09:30

Hearing on Independent Journalism

Photo of Herman Van Rompuy, his grandchildren and European Heads of State