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30-03-2017
The EPP Group gathered in Malta to discuss the prospects of the European Union on the day that the British government activated Article 50 of the Treaty to leave the EU. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber, as well as Maltese opposition leader and former MEP Simon Busuttil, expressed their regret for the decision and put their faith in the Union’s future.

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Iedere week alle wetenswaardigheden over belangrijke ontwikkelingen binnen het Europees Parlement, inclusief interviews met de mensen achter de berichten.
Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification
19-10-2017

Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group’s Fourth European Congress of Young Farmers highlighted the need for the Common Agricultural Policy to provide...
Improving the emergency services for EU citizens
18-10-2017

Improving the emergency services for EU citizens

The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event included raising awareness about Europe’s single emergency number (112) and discussing how to...
Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices
12-10-2017

Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices

The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping more competitive and encourage consumers as well as businesses to shop cross-border online, giving...
EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector
28-09-2017

EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector

The services sector accounts for as much as 2/3 of the European Union’s economy. But it’s underperforming because of barriers making it harder for businesses to set up or expand into other EU countries. The European Commission has come up with proposals to reduce these barriers,...
Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
13-09-2017

Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier

With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens remains the top priority, Barnier says, speaking at...
MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal
31-08-2017

MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal

In August, contaminated eggs were found in over half of European Union countries. EU countries reacted by shutting down certain farms and removing contaminated eggs and egg products from supermarkets. The EU has a food safety early warning mechanism but this does not appear to have worked...
Fight tax avoidance with more transparency and data exchange
11-07-2017

Fight tax avoidance with more transparency and data exchange

European Finance Ministers including Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble joined MEPs to call for more action to fight tax avoidance. They came to lend their support to the European Parliament's Special Committee investigating the Panama Papers scandal. Committee Chair Werner Langen of the EPP...
EU to counter tax avoidance by companies
28-06-2017

EU to counter tax avoidance by companies

Many multi-national companies artificially shift their profits to low tax countries. The European Parliament will be voting in July on a new law that would shed light on these tax avoidance practices by obliging companies to provide tax information publicly. The EPP Group wants an exemption...
EPP MPs and MEPs tackle globalisation
26-06-2017

EPP MPs and MEPs tackle globalisation

The EU needs to step up efforts to adapt to globalisation to address voter concerns and create sustainable employment, say EPP MPs and MEPs meeting at the European Parliament. The regular EPP Group gathering underscored the need for close cooperation between EU and national legislators to reach...
Digital revolution to help Europeans adapt and profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel
20-06-2017

Digital revolution to help Europeans adapt and profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel

At her Parliament Commissioner-designate hearing, Mariya Gabriel promised to seek new measures to benefit from the digital revolution. The Bulgarian EPP Group MEP said they include helping workers and businesses adapt to the digital transformation, copyright reform, audio-visual reform,...

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Ioannis Zografos
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