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


Highlights of the week

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....
Jan Baranski