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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...
Crimea
08.06.2016 - 20:16
We regret to note that the Minsk Agreements have not been implemented by the initial deadline. The ceasefire remains very fragile, when it remains at all. Violations take place almost daily, with high numbers of incidents involving the use of heavy...
Trainees
08.06.2016 - 17:45
Laura and Liz. Two young ladies working hard under the EPP Group’s traineeship programme. They have been with the Group for five months, between January and June 2016, and are both about to venture into the big wide world. We listened in on...
US - EU flag
07.06.2016 - 16:03
Roughly 5000 European small and medium-sized businesses send personal data about European citizens to the US as part of their business model. It could be names, addresses, pictures, bank accounts and similar kind of data. Very often these transfers...
A fair food chain for all
03.06.2016 - 12:31
In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle unfair trading practises (UTPs) is a burning question, especially for food producers who stumble over the...
Anti-Semitism dictionary definition
02.06.2016 - 11:28
The Chair and the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the State of Israel strongly condemn the recent declaration by Martina Anderson MEP The Chair and the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Delegation...
Villa Salviati in Florence
01.06.2016 - 11:15
The Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) in the European Parliament has created a programme of grants for researchers interested in the history, role and impact of Christian Democracy on the process of European integration...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
31.05.2016 - 14:48
A child's best interests should always come first in cross-border EU cases regarding custody, familial breakdown or other child welfare issues, according to EPP Group Members of the Committee on Petitions. Protecting the best interests of the...
Terrorism
24.05.2016 - 11:30
Hardly a week goes by without news of a terrorist atrocity that has been averted or, worse, committed. In Arab countries such as Yemen, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Afghanistan, and Kuwait there are fundamentalist attacks...
Drone
20.05.2016 - 10:35
Can we boost innovation through regulation? Although it sounds oxymoronic, the answer is yes. While regulators cannot create innovation themselves, they can definitely help by creating an enabling environment, where innovative ideas can thrive and...
two police officers doing a traffic control
11.05.2016 - 13:32
Europe is a Union of security - we have to do everything to ensure the safety of people.  But it is clear that more security requires more cooperation. This is why we are now significantly strengthening Europol, our agency for fighting...
Flowers and car
04.05.2016 - 18:45
The EPP Group is united and ready to play its role in negotiations on the reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). It therefore adopted its priorities for ETS reform today and has put a plan on the table that will serve the...

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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...
Believe in People campaign; young girl with Joanna Skrzydlewska