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Statistics, Finance, Stock Exchange and Accounting
17.02.2016 - 10:21
During the 2016 edition of the European Parliamentary Week this week, the European Parliament welcomed national MPs from across Europe for joint debates with MEPs. Two EPP Group Members, Esther de Lange from the Netherlands and Sofia Ribeiro from...
Germany Raises Security Level
16.02.2016 - 17:31
European counter-terrorism intelligence must be improved through concrete steps based on mutual trust and effective laws. That was one of the conclusions of the 15th European Affairs Network held at the European Parliament on 15 February...
World Cancer Day 2016
04.02.2016 - 12:09
"World Cancer Day is an opportunity to reflect on the multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary nature of cancer control. We will only be successful in the fight against cancer through strong collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders:...
European union puzzle game
01.02.2016 - 19:38
Do you still remember what it was like travelling from one country to another before Schengen was put in place? Have you heard that no roaming charges will exist for calls, texts and data downloads within the EU from 2017 on? Do you know you can...
Owner of a cafe showing open sign
19.01.2016 - 15:45
"We can be proud of being the only political group in the European Parliament that has a framework for discussing policies that concern Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union." With this remark, the Chairman of...
Situation in the Mediterranean
19.01.2016 - 14:15
When, last year, we were tasked with preparing a bi-partisan approach to the European Parliament’s response to migration, we knew it would be challenging. We did not know that we would be doing this in the midst of the worst refugee crisis...
Mature Businesswoman
18.01.2016 - 17:45
Since the signature of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has put entrepreneurship at the top of the political agenda, particularly with a view to getting economic growth back on track by creating new jobs. Therefore, entrepreneurial freedom should be...
British referendum
15.01.2016 - 14:00
Published by The Guardian on Tuesday 5 January 2016 Deputy head of Bavaria’s CSU backs curbs on migrant benefits and says party is ‘strong ally’ of PM ahead of meeting with Angela Merkel Senior government figures in Germany...
EPP Group Hearing on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
14.01.2016 - 17:01
The European Union has been very efficient in lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining economic growth. In fact, more efficient use of energy - while not the only factor - has enabled the European Union to reduce CO2 emissions by 23...
Blue puzzle on Euro currency
15.12.2015 - 17:53
The EPP Group welcomes the Commission's new legislative proposal on the online sale of tangible goods and of digital content. Following an in-depth discussion with Commissioner Věra Jourová at an extraordinary meeting of the European...
10th anniversary of Members Against Cancer group
10.12.2015 - 16:53
The MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group is celebrating its 10th anniversary and 30 years of the European Action Against Cancer. One of the reasons for establishing MAC was inequalities in access to cancer care and treatment between and within the Member...
CETA
10.12.2015 - 10:45
In August 2014, the European Union and Canada concluded negotiations on a modern and comprehensive trade agreement which should bolster economies on both sides of the Atlantic and provide our societies with better prospects for economic growth,...
wallet and money
07.12.2015 - 10:15
Better value for taxpayers' money. This is the core idea behind the topic of performance-based budgeting that the EPP Group Bureau is discussing this week in Prague. "The EU budget is an investment budget and almost 90% of EU resources...
Electronic Waste
02.12.2015 - 11:40
Since the industrial revolution, waste has constantly grown. This is because our economies have used a ‘take-make-consume and dispose’ pattern of growth - a model which assumes that resources are abundant, available and cheap to dispose...
General view of the meeting
01.12.2015 - 18:36
EU leaders met with Turkey at the first EU-Turkey Summit last Sunday. The Summit aimed to renew the relationship between the two sides given their recent challenges - not least the issue of refugee flows arriving to Europe through Turkey. A range...

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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...
Simon Dempsey