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...
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...
Security concept
26.11.2015 - 17:15
To come straight to the point: Yes, the European data protection reform will be better than the Directive of 1995. However, the truth is also the following: this structure is no longer the right response to the digital revolution which is...
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...
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...


Highlights of the week

28.05.2018 - 01.06.2018
word budget

Post-2020 EU budget

MEPs will adopt their position on the EU's next long-term budget on Wednesday. The EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber, stresses that there are...
Construction workers working on cement formwork frames

Towards new rules on the posting of workers

MEPs will vote on the final agreement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive on Tuesday. The new rules aim to better protect workers who...
European Flag

Future of Europe

The future of Europe will be debated on Wednesday morning in Strasbourg with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel. Manfred Weber MEP, the...
Pilar del Castillo MEP