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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...
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...

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Highlights of the week

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Border Entry / Exit signage between UK and France

Schengen Information System

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on its final approval of the improved Schengen Information System (SIS) which locates wanted persons...
Discarded and polluting plastic garbage on sand

Reducing plastic waste

The EPP Group is in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe. The rules will be voted on in the European Parliament on Wednesday....
Young woman drinking glass of water

Safer drinking water for all

We want everyone to have access to quality water that is affordable and safe. On Tuesday, MEPs will approve changes to the new law on water safety...
Zofija Mazej Kukovič MEP