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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


Highlights of the week

09.07.2018 - 13.07.2018
Cloud computing security

More muscle to combat threats to our networks

As threats to our vital networks and information structures are rising, we need to strengthen our ability to prevent, detect and respond to problems...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city

Better work-life balance for parents and carers

On Wednesday afternoon, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on the legislative draft Report establishing a better work-life balance...
Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote

New audiovisual media rules

Members of the Culture and Education Committee will endorse the political agreement reached on the reform of the EU legislation on Audiovisual Media...
Christian Nielsen