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Liberté. Egalité. Fraternité.
15.07.2016 - 12:10

Attack in Nice: full solidarity with French

"We are deeply shocked by the attack in Nice. Words aren’t enough to describe the horror that happened last night in the South of France. The whole EPP Group is mourning the victims of this barbarism. Our thoughts are with their families...
12.07.2016 - 10:10

EPP Group to lead Panama Inquiry Committee

Werner Langen MEP elected chair, Dariusz Rosati MEP elected EPP Group Spokesman in newly set-up committee The newly set-up European parliamentary Inquiry Committee which will look into the so-called Panama Papers started its work today by...

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Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
22.07.2016 - 12:39

EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber on Middle East visit

During a 3-day visit to the Middle East, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, has called for closer cooperation between the EU and Israel. At a meeting with Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Manfred Weber...
EPP Group Plenary Briefing
19.07.2016 - 16:37

EPP Group Chair on 3-day trip to Middle East

EU cooperation with Israel on major common challenges, the political and economic situation, the refugee crisis and the peace process main focus of Manfred Weber’s trip to the Middle East. Cooperation between the EU, Israel and Jordan on...
EPP Group May Plenary Briefing
17.07.2016 - 16:37

Turkey: Statement by Manfred Weber MEP

“I express my condolences to the families of the victims and reiterate my full support for the democratic institutions of Turkey. In these difficult hours, a government is at its strongest if it firmly upholds the very values and principles...
Liberté. Egalité. Fraternité.
15.07.2016 - 12:10

Attack in Nice: full solidarity with French

"We are deeply shocked by the attack in Nice. Words aren’t enough to describe the horror that happened last night in the South of France. The whole EPP Group is mourning the victims of this barbarism. Our thoughts are with their families...
Europe map closeup
14.07.2016 - 12:03

Mediterranean: stability of the region means EU security

“One cannot completely heal an illness by only treating its symptoms without tackling its primary cause. When dealing with the migration crisis, it is of paramount importance that the EU actively contributes to solving the very root cause of...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
12.07.2016 - 11:31

VW: EPP Group expects Verheugen to shed light on scandal

The EPP Group expects that the key testimony of the former European Commissioner for Industry, Gunther Verheugen, before the European Parliament Inquiry Committee on Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector will finally shed some light on the...
12.07.2016 - 10:10

EPP Group to lead Panama Inquiry Committee

Werner Langen MEP elected chair, Dariusz Rosati MEP elected EPP Group Spokesman in newly set-up committee The newly set-up European parliamentary Inquiry Committee which will look into the so-called Panama Papers started its work today by...
Modern high speed train
12.07.2016 - 09:44

EU railways: faster, better, cheaper

“We need to show citizens that we can get Europe moving again, also when it comes to railways. The legislative reforms of railways will achieve better value for money for the European taxpayer by introducing new competition and performance...
US - EU flag
11.07.2016 - 15:49

EU-US data flows agreement crucial for EU SMEs

Tomorrow, the government of the United States and the European Union are expected to sign an agreement on data transfers between the two sides which will end legal uncertainties for EU companies caused by the invalidation of a previous agreement by...
Visa Stamps
07.07.2016 - 11:29

Visa-free travel could be suspended in special circumstances

Today, Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs agreed that visa-free travel of non-EU citizens on EU territory can be suspended in particular circumstances. Chief Negotiator Agustín D...
European energy efficiency classification
06.07.2016 - 13:55

New and sensible energy labels will help consumers

"The EU energy label creates clear added value and helps consumers find more energy-efficient products. And I’m satisfied that we are now able to find workable solutions on how we convert the energy labelling of today to the new system of...
Taxes
06.07.2016 - 13:40

2nd LuxLeaks Report: no new findings

EPP Group pushing for Panama Inquiry Committee to start work next week "Parliament’s second LuxLeaks Committee did not uncover any ground-breaking new findings", said Danuta Hübner MEP, the EPP Group negotiator of the final...
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
06.07.2016 - 13:24

MFF: every euro promised to the EU budget must be used

A genuine midterm revision of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is indispensable if the Union wants to respond to a number of current challenges and fulfil its political objectives, underlines a European Parliament resolution adopted...
Refugees on a boat
05.07.2016 - 18:34

New Border and Coast Guard Agency helps manage migration

Today the European Parliament debated the legislative proposal setting up the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Tomorrow, MEPs will vote on it. The European Parliament’s chief negotiator, Artis Pabriks MEP, said: "For...
Parlement Européen à Strasbourg
05.07.2016 - 13:20

New non-road mobile machinery Regulation adopted

The European Parliament has adopted, by a large majority, the political agreement reached last April between the Parliament and the Dutch Presidency on the new Regulation on requirements relating to emission limits and type-approval for internal...

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Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
22.07.2016 - 12:39

EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber on Middle East visit

During a 3-day visit to the Middle East, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, has called for closer cooperation...
EPP Group Plenary Briefing
19.07.2016 - 16:37

EPP Group Chair on 3-day trip to Middle East

EU cooperation with Israel on major common challenges, the political and economic situation, the refugee crisis and the peace process main focus of...
EPP Group May Plenary Briefing
17.07.2016 - 16:37

Turkey: Statement by Manfred Weber MEP

“I express my condolences to the families of the victims and reiterate my full support for the democratic institutions of Turkey. In these...
Liberté. Egalité. Fraternité.
15.07.2016 - 12:10

Attack in Nice: full solidarity with French

"We are deeply shocked by the attack in Nice. Words aren’t enough to describe the horror that happened last night in the South of France....

Highlights of the week

11.07.2016 - 15.07.2016
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Panama Papers Inquiry Committee starts its work

"We want to know who owns letter box companies", said Burkhard Balz, the EPP Group MEP who led the negotiations on the mandate for the...
High speed train in motion

Adopting the 4th Railway Package

On Tuesday morning, members of the Transport Committee will vote on the agreement reached in triologue with the Council on the 4th Railway Package....
Two pistol gun on the green background

Taking the first steps in EU gun control

The European Commission recently proposed amendments to the current EU Firearms Directive. The proposal includes elements that will enable the...