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European Union
28.06.2016 - 12:28

Europe needs change

“Europe needs change. But we want to improve it, not destroy it. And the populists should know this: we stand by Europe, today more than ever before", underlined the Chairman of the EPP Group, Manfred Weber MEP, in the debate in the...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
08.06.2016 - 10:42

EFSI boosts confidence, growth and jobs in the EU

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has proved to be successful in its first year of operation, boosting investment in the EU and strengthening confidence, growth and jobs. The EPP Group has supported EFSI ever since European...

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European Union
28.06.2016 - 12:28

Europe needs change

“Europe needs change. But we want to improve it, not destroy it. And the populists should know this: we stand by Europe, today more than ever before", underlined the Chairman of the EPP Group, Manfred Weber MEP, in the debate in the...
EPP logo
24.06.2016 - 08:57

UK Referendum

The British people have decided to leave the European Union. In light of this outcome, the European People’s Party (EPP) President, Joseph Daul, and the EPP Group in the European Parliament Chairman, Manfred Weber, made the following statement...
Energy facility
23.06.2016 - 12:54

Energy: EPP Group warns against price increase for consumers

“Consumers need to be prepared for huge energy price increases if we go down the path suggested by the Socialists and Greens on energy efficiency policies”, warned EPP Group MEP Markus Pieper after the European Parliament voted on an...
Joint Operation Poseidon 2015
22.06.2016 - 13:19

European Border and Coast Guard boosts internal security

The European Parliament’s chief negotiator Artis Pabriks MEP has reached an agreement with the EU Council of Ministers (ambassador level) on the setting-up of a fully-fledged European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The speed with which this...
Tax
22.06.2016 - 10:55

Collaboration between states can prevent future LuxLeaks

Future anti-tax-avoidance laws must not hamper legitimate business “No ground-breaking new findings”. This is the conclusion of the European Parliament’s special tax committee which was set up in February 2015 after the so-...
Esteban González Pons MEP
17.06.2016 - 13:11

We back common EU solution to migrant crisis

An EPP Group delegation today concluded a fact-finding mission on the situation of refugees in Greece. Our MEPs met with the Greek authorities and EU representatives working in the area to assess the European response to the current migration crisis...
Collection of semiprecious stones and minerals
16.06.2016 - 12:15

Conflict Minerals: shared responsibility approach prevails

After four trilogue rounds on the Conflict Minerals Regulation, the EPP Group notes with satisfaction that the Group’s shared responsibility approach has prevailed during the very difficult and highly technical negotiations. The EPP Group...
Medical touchscreen
15.06.2016 - 16:48

Safer medical devices for patients

Stronger regulations to strengthen patient safety and medical industry surveillance in Europe. The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has today unanimously backed an agreement to introduce new...
Concept of savings analysis with banknotes and a calculator
15.06.2016 - 10:34

EU Budget: 2015 surplus should go to refugee Trust Funds

The Budgets Committee will vote today on the Draft Amending Budget 2 (DAB 2/2016) which reduces Member States' contributions to the 2016 EU budget thanks to a €1.3 billion surplus from 2015. The EPP Group Rapporteur, José Manuel...
European energy efficiency classification
14.06.2016 - 13:59

Energy Labelling: pragmatism wins over bureaucracy

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted its position today on the reform of the energy labelling scheme for household appliances. The current system with A+++ and A++ at the top end has worn out as almost...
gas pipe line
14.06.2016 - 11:09

Energy Union: free the flow of electricity in the EU

“Electricity should be able to move freely to where it is most needed, wanted and valued inside the European Union. This would be an important step towards a real European single market for energy”, said Werner Langen MEP after the...
Wireless Networking and Security
14.06.2016 - 09:47

European firewall against cyberwar

"Cyber attacks are like a forest fire. They spread quickly. We have to mobilise all available fire brigades to assure everyone is safe", said Andreas Schwab MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Internal Market...
A fair food chain for all
09.06.2016 - 11:15

EPP Group proposes solutions to solve the agriculture crisis

Sinking producer prices have led European farmers into a deep crisis. The prices paid for milk have gone down by one third in just three years, for example. The EPP Group proposes several measures to ease the situation, including reforming the...
Protests in Venezuela
08.06.2016 - 13:23

Venezuela: call for freedom and humanitarian aid

Release all political prisoners and allow humanitarian organisations to help the neediest in Venezuela! This is the message of the European Parliament Resolution adopted today at the proposal of the EPP Group. MEPs are calling on the Venezuelan...
business statistics in blue - white chart with a blue arrow going up
08.06.2016 - 10:42

EFSI boosts confidence, growth and jobs in the EU

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has proved to be successful in its first year of operation, boosting investment in the EU and strengthening confidence, growth and jobs. The EPP Group has supported EFSI ever since European...

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30.06.2016 - 12:05

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The internet offers adults and children alike huge opportunities to play, learn, discover and engage with friends. Children are increasingly...
Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reforms
28.06.2016 - 17:10

Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reforms

At an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament, the EPP Group joined with other major Groups to approve a Resolution calling for a rapid UK...
European Union
28.06.2016 - 12:28

Europe needs change

“Europe needs change. But we want to improve it, not destroy it. And the populists should know this: we stand by Europe, today more than ever...
Summer University of the European Ideas Network
27.06.2016 - 16:50

EIN Summer University: the Mediterranean - geopolitics and European integration

The 16th annual Summer University of the European Ideas Network (EIN), chaired by EPP Group Vice-Chairman Paulo Rangel, will take place in Split,...

Highlights of the week

27.06.2016 - 01.07.2016
British referendum

UK Referendum: exit negotiations must be swift

On Tuesday, the European Parliament will hold an extraordinary Plenary Session to assess the outcome of the UK referendum. The Chairman of the...
Joint Operation Poseidon 2015

European Border and Coast Guard

On Monday, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on the agreement reached between the...
Terrorism

Anti-terror law: information exchange among EU countries needed

On Monday, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will vote on a counter terrorism law.  It...