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13-12-2017
The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning phosphates in kebabs was unjustified, since the food additive is used in other foods as well.

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Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU
12-07-2018

Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU

Last year, it emerged that there were differences in the quality of food and non-food products being sold in different EU countries between, for example, Bulgaria and Germany. The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Report looking at...
Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world
10-07-2018

Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world

An increasingly digital world with new technology applications in vehicles and homes requires higher levels of cybersecurity. Based on European Commission proposals, the European Parliament is looking to drive up standards of cybersecurity across the European Union, for example in products...
 Inauguration of the Jože Pučnik Room in the European Parliament
10-07-2018

Inauguration of the Jože Pučnik Room in the European Parliament

At the end of June, a room in the European Parliament (ASP 5E3) was named after a father of Slovenian democracy, Jože Pučnik. The inauguration was organised on the initiative of Milan Zver, Head of the Slovenian Delegation of the EPP Group, amongst others and took place in the presence of Antonio...
Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers
28-06-2018

Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers

A special European Parliament committee heard from regulators, farmers and experts to determine what reforms are needed to tackle how pesticides are approved in the EU. The panel's EPP Group co-Rapporteur Norbert Lins is calling for the EU-wide harmonisation of the approval rules. Angé...
EPP Group leading the drive for action against cancer
27-06-2018

EPP Group leading the drive for action against cancer

It is estimated that almost one in three Europeans will develop cancer in their lifetime. The EPP Group has published a policy paper setting out 12 areas - including research, prevention, screening, early detection and palliative care - where it is calling for progress in the fight against...
Empowering Europeans’ petition drives
21-06-2018

Empowering Europeans’ petition drives

In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens’ Initiative. The author - EPP Group MEP György Schöpflin of Hungary - says he hopes the reform will lead to offices in each EU Member...
MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation
20-06-2018

MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation

In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital world. The Parliament’s Rapporteur on this legislation, Axel Voss, explained two key aspects of his proposals: 1) that digital platforms...
Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression
06-06-2018

Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression

At the European Parliament, EPP Group MEPs hosted pro-democracy NGOs like Charter 97 from Belarus. Recent secret executions there have added urgency to supporting civil society facing President Alexander Lukashenko’s iron-fisted rule. MEPs included Sandra Kalniete, Bogdan Zdrojewski and Ram...
Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize
05-06-2018

Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize

The EU’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought is awarded every year to an individual or organisation from anywhere in the world for outstanding achievements in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms. This year, the European Parliament is celebrating its 30th anniversary by...
Step up fight against racism in sport
24-05-2018

Step up fight against racism in sport

Two days of events this week are aimed at raising awareness and fighting racism and anti-Semitism in sport. MEPs and members of the sports world are seeking to call attention to increasing cases of racist incidents and to fight the practice at the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

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