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Germany Raises Security Level
15.02.2017 - 16:48

EU delivers in fight against terrorism

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will vote tomorrow on the new EU laws on terrorism and better controls at the external borders of the EU....
World glove on The field
15.02.2017 - 13:21

CO2 emissions: EP adopts balanced ETS reform

The European Parliament (EP) has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals by voting on a thorough reform of the Emission Trading System (ETS). Ivo Belet MEP, in charge of the dossier on behalf of the EPP...

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Robot
16.02.2017 - 11:19

AI: no longer a thing of the future

The European Parliament is calling for EU-wide civil law rules addressing the fast-developing field of technology - robotics and artificial intelligence. Robots assisting in the field of medicine or the automotive industry is already an everyday...
Germany Raises Security Level
15.02.2017 - 16:48

EU delivers in fight against terrorism

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will vote tomorrow on the new EU laws on terrorism and better controls at the external borders of the EU....
World glove on The field
15.02.2017 - 13:21

CO2 emissions: EP adopts balanced ETS reform

The European Parliament (EP) has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals by voting on a thorough reform of the Emission Trading System (ETS). Ivo Belet MEP, in charge of the dossier on behalf of the EPP...
EU flags in front of European Parliament
15.02.2017 - 12:48

Our vision for a better Europe

The EPP Group has adopted a position paper outlining its idea of what the EU should be in the future. "The position paper that we have endorsed is a key document at a crucial time for Europe and the world”, explained Paulo Rangel MEP,...
CETA
15.02.2017 - 12:19

CETA: we choose partnerships over protectionism

"Trade policy is back on track. We have managed to work out the most advanced, ambitious and up-to-date trade agreement between the EU and Canada. CETA is also Europe and Canada's answer to Donald Trump's policy. In Europe we believe...
Mechanic repairman inspecting car
09.02.2017 - 11:19

EU's answer to Dieselgate

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for major changes to the so-called EU type-approval framework. "The well-documented scandals prove that the current system doesn’t work. Europe needs a more efficient system, a system...
Little tired kid boy at the airport
02.02.2017 - 11:50

Recognising cross-border adoption: child welfare comes first

MEPs today asked the European Commission to come up with a legislative proposal that would allow families with adopted children to settle freely within the EU, without the need of re-recognition of adoption. They propose, among others, to create a...
Europe must show Trump and Putin that it's standing up for its values
01.02.2017 - 17:15

Europe must stand up for its values

“In Valletta, EU leaders must show the world that Europe is standing up for its values when they are at stake”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, in a speech at the plenary session of the...
Two Young Women Reading Text Message On Bus
01.02.2017 - 08:30

Last obstacle to 'roam like at home' removed

Negotiation breakthrough: Parliament and Member States agree on price caps for what telecom operators can charge each other for access to their networks “Last night, we removed the last obstacle to the ‘roam like at home’...
Young woman in a train station
25.01.2017 - 11:57

Roaming: wholesale price cap must be lower than retail price

Current average price for 1 gigabyte of data roaming at €2.77 for end consumers "The telecom ministers of the EU Member States must prove today that they are really working for the benefit of citizens, not just for their former state-...
hands, Global Peace and Security
25.01.2017 - 10:33

Development: poverty eradication to combat migration

“If we want to encourage people not to leave their countries because of wars, inequality, human rights violations or poverty, we have to actually fight the root causes. We call for a migration-linked development assistance to focus on...
Recycling
24.01.2017 - 17:08

Circular Economy: turning waste into opportunity

"Since the industrial revolution, waste has constantly grown in line with our prosperity. We have to turn the page now, to break the link between consumption and waste, to reduce our waste and when really unavoidable, to turn it into a resource...
Collection of semiprecious stones and minerals
24.01.2017 - 12:24

Conflict Minerals: new Regulation to stop profits from trade

Conflict Minerals Report approved today by Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee We are now a step closer to putting an end to profits from the illegal trade of minerals like tin, tantalum and tungsten, their...
CETA
24.01.2017 - 11:02

CETA: sharing values, shaping growth

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA) got the green light today from the Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee who gave their consent to the ratification of CETA. Artis...
EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing
18.01.2017 - 17:10

We too can say Europe first

“On Brexit, I am grateful for the new elements that were clarified by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in her speech. But I don’t think it provides real clarity”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, during the debate...

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CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict
16.02.2017 - 13:15

CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
16.02.2017 - 11:57

European Consensus on Development

The world is more complex and interconnected than ever, and so are the challenges and threats we face. At a time of concern about protecting our...
Robot
16.02.2017 - 11:19

AI: no longer a thing of the future

The European Parliament is calling for EU-wide civil law rules addressing the fast-developing field of technology - robotics and artificial...
Germany Raises Security Level
15.02.2017 - 16:48

EU delivers in fight against terrorism

Following the Paris attacks, the EPP Group set out to achieve 10 objectives to fight terrorism and make Europe safer. The European Parliament will...

Highlights of the week

27.02.2017 - 03.03.2017
Underwater pipelines

Commission to sign off any future energy deals

In order to strengthen the internal energy market and the EU's energy security, the European Parliament will vote on Thursday at its mini-Plenary...
European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Stronger and smarter borders in the EU: establishing an entry-exit system

MEPs on the Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on Monday on an entry-exit system that will...
Terrorism

Cutting financing for terrorists

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the EU Institutions and national governments decided to step up their fight against money laundering and...