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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...
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...
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...

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Highlights of the week

22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
Border Entry / Exit signage between UK and France

Schengen Information System

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on its final approval of the improved Schengen Information System (SIS) which locates wanted persons...
Discarded and polluting plastic garbage on sand

Reducing plastic waste

The EPP Group is in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe. The rules will be voted on in the European Parliament on Wednesday....
Young woman drinking glass of water

Safer drinking water for all

We want everyone to have access to quality water that is affordable and safe. On Tuesday, MEPs will approve changes to the new law on water safety...
Nikos Volakis