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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,...
Brexit
24.06.2016 - 08:30
"We respect and regret the decision of the British voters. It causes major damage to both sides, but first of all to the UK. However, this was a British vote, not a European vote. People in other countries do not want to leave Europe. There are...
Woman with a study group
23.06.2016 - 16:10
Europe’s financial, social and political system has been put under continuous pressure since 2008, when the world economic crisis set in. Alarming rates of unemployment hit many Europeans hard. Of those, the most vulnerable were young...
Erasmus+
20.06.2016 - 17:57
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...
Flag Badges of Britain and Europe in Pile
20.06.2016 - 17:30
Europe is not an abstract construct, we are Europe - and there is no cross-border problem, like migration or the fight against terrorism, which would be easier to manage without European cooperation. This was the key message from participants at...

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Highlights of the week

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....
Regina Bastos MEP