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Brexit Direction Sign
12.10.2017 - 17:10

Brexit talks: UK government must get a grip on exit bill

There is growing unease in the EPP Group in the European Parliament on the progress in the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK: "I welcome the fact that further progress has been made in the fifth round of the Brexit...
Real Estate Market
11.10.2017 - 10:32

Energy-saving buildings good for the climate and your wallet

"Europeans and their buildings must contribute to a sustainable European energy system. To do so, we must give our citizens the right tools and incentives to make their buildings more energy efficient. It will benefit individual households...

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Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a joint initiative by the Portuguese EPP Group MEP Nuno Melo and the Portuguese Farmers Confederation...
Security concept
19.10.2017 - 11:09

ePrivacy and digital innovation must be in balance

ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro-innovation and future-proof. The compromise package on the ePrivacy Directive presented in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties,...
International Travel
19.10.2017 - 09:07

ETIAS: closing the information gap on arrivals in the EU

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), which assesses possible security risks of visa-free travellers to the EU, was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs....
Photo of refugees queuing at border
19.10.2017 - 08:47

Stricter asylum rules: fair distribution of responsibility

Only 28% of asylum seekers have been relocated from Greece and Italy based on the current EU schemes. Just a number of Member States have accepted a significant number of refugees in the last few years of migratory pressures in the EU. The reform of...
Tax Haven
18.10.2017 - 10:46

Panama Papers: only more cooperation can prevent tax evasion

Caruana Galizia's murder shows the enormous quagmire of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion "Only much stronger cooperation both within the EU and on an international level can prevent tax evasion and money laundering. This is...
Daphne Caruana Galizia
17.10.2017 - 15:25

Daphne Caruana Galizia: EPP Group calls for full inquiry

"The murder of prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta is tragic proof that the concerns regarding the deteriorating situation in Malta, which the EPP Group has expressed repeatedly over the past months, were...
worker
16.10.2017 - 17:51

Breakthrough in EU legislation on posting of workers

“Today, after 18 months of intensive negotiations, we have set up a common position on the posting of workers with clear rights for the more than 2 million posted workers on our continent”, said Elisabeth Morin-Chartier MEP, co-...
Brexit Direction Sign
12.10.2017 - 17:10

Brexit talks: UK government must get a grip on exit bill

There is growing unease in the EPP Group in the European Parliament on the progress in the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK: "I welcome the fact that further progress has been made in the fifth round of the Brexit...
Visa Stamps
12.10.2017 - 12:10

EU resettlement: stopping the business of migrant smuggling

A common European resettlement policy which will help people in need of asylum and prevent lost lives on smuggling routes was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee. Agustín D...
Woman hand accepting a delivery of boxes from deliveryman
12.10.2017 - 10:59

Affordable parcel delivery for all Europeans

Today, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee voted in favour of a Regulation to boost cross-border parcel delivery services for e-commerce in the internal market. The text, which passed with a large majority, contains provisions to...
Row of parked cars
12.10.2017 - 09:33

Saving lives with mandatory driver assistance systems

Today, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee voted to step up Europe’s efforts to better protect vulnerable road users from fatal accidents and serious injuries on the road. The Report, authored by Dieter Koch MEP, calls for...
Credit card security
11.10.2017 - 12:54

Fresh momentum for Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)

EDIS Rapporteur, Esther de Lange MEP, has welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on completing the Banking Union. The Communication sets out a new, possible way forward for the finalisation of a European Deposit...
Real Estate Market
11.10.2017 - 10:32

Energy-saving buildings good for the climate and your wallet

"Europeans and their buildings must contribute to a sustainable European energy system. To do so, we must give our citizens the right tools and incentives to make their buildings more energy efficient. It will benefit individual households...
Enlargement
10.10.2017 - 12:37

Next MFF must match EU ambitions

Today, the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee adopted its position on Commissioner Oettinger's reflection paper on the future of EU finances. "The EPP Group is committed to fighting for an EU budget that will ensure an...
Bank sign on building
10.10.2017 - 12:04

Clarity for bank shareholders, but no taxpayers' money

The Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) changed the logic of the European financial markets. It has clarified that shareholders and investors must take on the losses themselves. They can no longer expect governments and taxpayers to...

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Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification
19.10.2017 - 17:00

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...
Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a...
Security concept
19.10.2017 - 11:09

ePrivacy and digital innovation must be in balance

ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro-innovation and future-proof. The compromise package on...
International Travel
19.10.2017 - 09:07

ETIAS: closing the information gap on arrivals in the EU

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), which assesses possible security risks of visa-free travellers to the EU, was...

Highlights of the week

23.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
State of the Union debate

Brexit on the agenda for EU leaders

On Wednesday, MEPs will debate the results of the European Council of 19-20 October which focused on migration, defence, foreign affairs and...
Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Shadows over media freedom in Malta

Following the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and upon the request of the EPP Group, MEPs will debate the protection...
Protests in Venezuela

Decision on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalist

On Thursday, the Conference of Presidents will elect the winner of this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The EPP Group (together...