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Nord Stream2
02.05.2016 - 11:56
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will jeopardise the EU’s foreign and security goals and increase dependence on Russia's Gazprom. Our Chairman Manfred Weber, in a letter to German Economy Minister Gabriel and EU Energy Commissioner Cañ...
Bitcoins
28.04.2016 - 09:39
Money is a repository of value and, in a strange way, it is already a virtual concept.  If we look back to the origins of money, the first coins and tokens had an intrinsic value that was universally accepted.  This was often a particular...
Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter
26.04.2016 - 15:39
Our members Ivo Belet, Augustín Díaz de Mera García-Consuegra, Karl-Heinz Florenz and Viviane Reding MEPs visited the Azraq refugee camp, the second-largest refugee camp in Jordan, that is currently home to more than 39 000...
Shrimp Boat
19.04.2016 - 18:33
The European Parliament today approved a report by MEP Gabriel Mato that sets artisanal and sustainable fisheries apart when deciding on catch quotas for Bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Today’s adoption of this...
Muslim militants
19.04.2016 - 12:00
‘Hybrid Warfare’ is a term that has been coined to describe modern conflicts that do not conform to the pattern of conventional wars fought by the armies of opposing states. There is no precise definition of ‘hybrid warfare...
Visit of Jaromír Štětina MEP to Kobani
18.03.2016 - 09:43
The presumed partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria casts another shadow of doubt over Putin's true intentions. The air forces could be back on one day's notice, given that Russia kept airbase personnel in Latakia and in the...
Male Teacher Asking Students Questions During Seminar
15.03.2016 - 17:43
The EPP Group advocates for concrete projects to stabilise the Mediterranean region "It is extremely important for the EU not to limit itself to immediate answers to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, but to also anticipate within a...
Logo of Venice Commission and Council of Europe
11.03.2016 - 19:22
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, made the following statement after the adoption of the opinion of the Venice Commission on Amendments to the Act on the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland: "The opinion with...
Savings
09.03.2016 - 11:33
The EPP Group is fighting for the EU to obtain adequate financing for the two main priorities for its citizens: continuation of the economic recovery and limiting the influx of refugees. An EU budget aimed at investment Siegfried Mureşan MEP,...
Russian trolls, Propaganda
04.03.2016 - 11:27
Truth, they say, is the first casualty of war. Propaganda is not a new phenomenon. However, the digital age has given rise to a new form of warfare, in which organised groups attack each other’s online communications in order to control and...
Trucks in traffic
25.02.2016 - 14:45
Faced with a burgeoning problem of migration from neighbouring countries in the Middle East, coupled with questions of security and the integration of migrants, Europe’s leaders are seriously questioning the continued right of free movement...
hands, Global Peace and Security
24.02.2016 - 17:47
"Official Development Assistance (ODA) needs to be looked at again through peacebuilding lenses so as to reflect current developmental challenges," said the EPP Group's Spokesman in the Development Committee, Davor Ivo Stier, at the...
Cat
24.02.2016 - 15:59
We are big lovers of pets: one in four Europeans owns one. There are 126 million dogs and cats kept as pets in the EU. Hard to imagine - but pet trafficking is increasingly linked to organised crime and is now estimated to be the third most...
steel factory
24.02.2016 - 13:13
The European steel sector supports the jobs of 350,000 people and is of key importance for our manufacturing industry. But substantial drops in demand for steel and severe challenges, in terms of restructuring and a lack of investment, threatens the...
Venezuela Elections 2015
17.02.2016 - 11:55
Two years after the demonstrations that took place in Venezuela more than 1700 protesters await trial and more than 70 remain jailed. At least 40 people were killed in the protests, with noone as yet held accountable for their murders....

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Highlights of the week

26.02.2018 - 02.03.2018
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...
Jan Baranski