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Kebab
13.12.2017 - 09:49

Hands off the kebab

EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the green light or not to the European Commission's proposal to authorise the use of phosphates in...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to oversee the establishment of a Directorate-General on...

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Child abuse
14.12.2017 - 12:09

EU states not doing enough to fight sexual abuse of children

The European Parliament adopted a Resolution today tabled by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP calling on Member States to take concrete measures to stop the sexual exploitation of children. Four years since the deadline set in EU legislation, a...
Tax evasion
13.12.2017 - 14:09

Fight against tax evasion must be key task for EU

Left tried to hijack Panama report to harm honest taxpayers and EU economy "The fight against tax evasion, tax crime and tax avoidance must be one of the EU's key economic tasks. They harm fair competition, undermine the confidence of...
Kebab
13.12.2017 - 09:49

Hands off the kebab

EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the green light or not to the European Commission's proposal to authorise the use of phosphates in...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to oversee the establishment of a Directorate-General on...
Isolated Airplane
12.12.2017 - 13:58

In case of hard Brexit, UK aviation cannot benefit from ETS

EPP Group in favour of preparing EU for a hard Brexit also within environment domain The EU Institutions have agreed to introduce a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading (the EU Emissions Trading System - ETS) should Britain leave...
Savings
12.12.2017 - 13:32

EFSI 2.0 will boost sustainable investments in Europe

Today, the European Parliament approved the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, referred to as EFSI 2.0. This extension consists of an increase in the EU guarantee from €16 billion to €26 billion and a raise in the...
Cinema
12.12.2017 - 12:57

MEPs defend European cinema by confirming CabSat mandate

The European Parliament today confirmed its position regarding the modifications to the so-called CabSat Regulation. New rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights for certain online transmissions and retransmissions of TV and radio...
Climate change
12.12.2017 - 11:29

EU and Switzerland join forces in battle against emissions

EPP Group convinced that EP vote will open the door to linking with other, bigger ETS systems The European Parliament is today set to approve the linking of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) with the Swiss system. The linking of...
Young plant
11.12.2017 - 17:54

Omnibus: green light for simplification of CAP reform

New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the European Parliament. "Due to a series of agricultural crises in recent years, we need to...
Brexit Jigsaw puzzle displaying european map missing Great Britain
08.12.2017 - 11:45

Brexit: no transitional period without results in 2nd phase

"We will only accept a transitional period after Brexit if we are satisfied with the outcome of the second phase of negotiations", warned Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, today. "United, the...
Exhaust pipe
07.12.2017 - 12:29

EPP Group welcomes deal to fix Dieselgate loopholes

The EPP Group welcomes the agreement on the new rules of type approval and market surveillance agreed today by the European Parliament and the Council “I am very pleased that after a year of joint efforts we have reached an agreement that...
06.12.2017 - 16:12

20 years of Interreligious Dialogue

The role of religion in European integration, the migration crisis and relations will top the agenda of the EPP Group’s 20th Annual Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions in Zagreb, 7-8 December 2017. “20...
euro coin
06.12.2017 - 13:26

Consolidation of the Euro, not reform

"If member states do not implement these proposals, sanctionS will be ineluctable" The EPP Group has welcomed today's proposition from the European Commission on further steps towards completing the Economic and Monetary Union...
Energy Union
06.12.2017 - 09:49

Energy Union needs a modern and flexible governance

“If we want to deliver on the 2030 targets and beyond, it is necessary to give the market some room for manoeuvre to make long-term investments in new and efficient technologies. The proposal by the Greens will undermine this by steering...
Containers
06.12.2017 - 08:40

EP agrees major overhaul of trade defence instruments

A political agreement has been reached on the modernisation of the EU’s trade defence instruments. The agreement amends current anti-dumping and anti-subsidies regulations to prevent unfair trading practices. The purpose is to ensure free and...

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Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated
14.12.2017 - 12:15

Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated

At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on...
Child abuse
14.12.2017 - 12:09

EU states not doing enough to fight sexual abuse of children

The European Parliament adopted a Resolution today tabled by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP calling on Member States to take concrete measures to stop...
Tax evasion
13.12.2017 - 14:09

Fight against tax evasion must be key task for EU

Left tried to hijack Panama report to harm honest taxpayers and EU economy "The fight against tax evasion, tax crime and tax avoidance must...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13.12.2017 - 14:00

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

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....

Highlights of the week

11.12.2017 - 15.12.2017
Brexit Direction Sign

Brexit negotiations

The key debate on Wednesday will focus on the Brexit negotiations and preparations of the next Council meeting. "We will only accept a...
Protesters in Venezuela

2017 Sakharov Prize Award

The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela during the ceremony in Strasbourg on...
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages

Common Agricultural Policy: mid-term reform

A debate on rules to simplify EU farming policy, boost farmers’ bargaining power and better equip them to face risks will take place on Monday...