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Attacks in Paris, France
18.11.2015 - 11:30
Following the horrendous attacks in Paris last Friday, we call for immediate action in fighting terrorism. Europe needs a pact against terror. These are our proposals. #antiterrorpact 1. Urgent finalisation of data-related files PNR (...
Young adult using a smart phone
10.11.2015 - 17:15
Next meetings of European Parliament Rapporteurs and Shadow Rapporteurs and first trilogues   15 June, Luxembourg Justice Ministers Council Adoption of a general approach to the Regulation   24 June, Brussels 1st...
Analyzing
10.11.2015 - 15:58
At a hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs on Tuesday morning, the European Commission announced a one-year delay in the entry-into-force of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, MiFID II. The European Securities and...
Jaromír Štětina as a first MEP visiting Kobani, Syria.
30.10.2015 - 11:15
From 16 to 21 October, Czech Member of the EPP Group Jaromír Štětina was the first Member of the European Parliament to enter the recently under-siege and badly-damaged Syrian border town of Kobani. Štětina, Vice-Chairman of...
EPP Group logo
22.10.2015 - 17:47
The European People's Party is a political family with a rich and powerful past and present. Brought closer together by its people, its common history and its shared challenges, the EPP is made up of different organisations that reflect its...
Syrian Refugees
13.10.2015 - 16:15
On Monday 12 October the 14th meeting of the Network of national parliamentarians charged with European Affairs and members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament took place. The main topic of the meeting was 'The current state of play of...
Photo of border controls at Calais
13.10.2015 - 12:30
When the leader of the Liberal parliamentary group, Guy Verhofstad, and his fellow travellers evoke the humanitarian dimension in the current migrant/refugee crisis, not everyone in their party follows their lead. A humane response in full respect...
migrants minutes after arriving on Greek island Lesbos. Turkish shore visible in background
11.09.2015 - 11:00
The migration crisis is not the EU’s fault, but a failure of national egoisms An Op-Ed published by EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber in POLITICO on 10 September 2015 Europe faces an unprecedented migratory crisis. People are migrating in...
Protests in Venezuela
10.09.2015 - 12:45
Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates must meet three main objectives: opportunity, representation of global values and the effectiveness of...
couple together at the beach
09.09.2015 - 15:08
The Plenary of the European Parliament has adopted a Report by Slovakian EPP Group MEP Eduard Kukan on the assessment of the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing. Active ageing and inter-generational solidarity are important topics linked to Europe...
Euro Currency: Stacked 2 and 1 euro coins, close-up
09.09.2015 - 14:47
The European Parliament's Report on the Sixth Cohesion Report of the European Commission was adopted by an overwhelming majority at the plenary in Strasbourg. The Resolution on ‘Investment for jobs and growth: promoting economic, social...
Dr. Mukwege in Congo DRC
08.09.2015 - 17:00
Following the decision taken by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to prohibit the distribution of the film devoted to Dr Mukwege, the leaders of the four political groups in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber (EPP) Gianni Pittella (S&D...
EU and Greek flags
19.08.2015 - 10:07
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament: "The negotiation outcome on Greece is good in substance and ambitious. A stable government budget without new debts and far-reaching structural reforms are needed. The...
Taneli Tikka
16.07.2015 - 17:30
To put it simply, there are three things that matters for small businesses and start-ups: financing, financing and financing. It might sound overly simplistic, but it's not far off the mark. Speaking at the public hearing ‘The EU budget...
Man a airport security checkpoint
15.07.2015 - 12:15
A few days before the European Parliament breaks for summer, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will be voting on the all-important law introducing EU-wide rules for collecting and processing the data of air passengers. ...

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Highlights of the week

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Voting on post-2020 EU expenditure and revenue

The Budgets Committee will vote on Thursday on Parliament's position on the EU's post-2020 seven-year budget (Multi-Annual Financial...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers

Stronger industrial cooperation on defence

Europe needs stronger and better cooperation in the field of defence. The pan-EU cooperation on an industrial defence programme is an important step...
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Making the internal market for electricity work for consumers and industry

The way the electricity markets work inside the EU needs an overhaul to increase the supply of affordable and secure energy across EU borders. The...
Christina Sandoval Vilarrasa