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06-04-2017
At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, MEPs approved a plan for Brexit negotiations which are to focus on the UK’s exit process first, then on trade and other matters. The EPP Group’s Manfred Weber notes that the UK can’t cherry-pick Europol or other advantages of being in the EU. MEPs also called for Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem to resign over a derogatory comment on southern Europeans. And they approved new, tougher rules on car emissions and medical devices.

Nieuws van de plenaire zitting

Een samenvatting van de debatten en de belangrijkste wetgevingsteksten die tijdens de plenaire vergaderingen van het Parlement zijn aangenomen. Verschijnt op de laatste dag van de vergadering.
Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters
05-10-2017

Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters

At its latest plenary session, the EPP Group backed the EU Brexit negotiators’ demand that the UK agrees on the divorce price tag before advancing to talks on trade and future relations. In the parliamentary debate, Group Chairman Manfred Weber said Catalonian independence would mean exiting...
State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela
14-09-2017

State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the Fipronil tainted eggs scandal, and on anti-democratic governments in Turkey and Venezuela.
EU defence, Turkey criticised, New Digital Commissioner
06-07-2017

EU defence, Turkey criticised, New Digital Commissioner

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated how to build a common defence, it approved a resolution calling on Turkey to reverse anti-democratic policies or face a suspension of EU accession talks, and it endorsed the nomination of EPP Group MEP Mariya Gabriel as the new Digital...
Climate change, energy efficiency labelling, Erasmus
15-06-2017

Climate change, energy efficiency labelling, Erasmus

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, EU leaders stressed that the EU will press on with its environmental commitments despite the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal. Also related to climate change, MEPs debated how the EU will cut greenhouse gas emissions and gave...
Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation
18-05-2017

Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then partnership discussions afterwards. They also discussed a European Commission reflection paper on how to...
EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary
26-04-2017

EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary

In European Parliament debates on Turkey’s disputed referendum and on Hungary’s policies, MEPs discussed how to press both governments to respect civil and social rights. The EPP Group’s Chairman Manfred Weber called on the EU to suspend accession talks with Turkey, but said the...
Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy
16-03-2017

Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the latest EU Summit that focused on the future of Europe. Council President Donald Tusk noted unity among the leaders on building a stronger EU, and EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber welcomed Tusk’s re-election. The plenary also...
CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict
16-02-2017

CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future of the EU, Parliament backed a report calling for stronger action to fight terrorism and radicalisation. And Parliament debated what next steps to...
European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency
19-01-2017

European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs elected EPP Group MEP Antonio Tajani as its President plus four EPP Group MEPs as Vice-Presidents and two EPP Group MEPs as Quaestors (to look after Parliament’s administrative and financial interests). The EPP Group and ALDE reached...
Tajani candidate for EP President, visa emergency brake, energy, railways
15-12-2016

Tajani candidate for EP President, visa emergency brake, energy, railways

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, the EPP Group chose Italian MEP Antonio Tajani as its candidate for Parliament President. MEPs approved an ‘emergency brake’ for visas, allowing talks on visa-free travel to proceed with Georgia and Ukraine. And Parliament debated...

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Ioannis Zografos
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