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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...
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...

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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...
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