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


Highlights of the week

22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
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...
Photo of Georges Bach, MEP holding a little airplane