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Tax Haven
22.09.2016 - 10:56

Tax evasion is structural problem, not individual scandals

EPP Group wants to speed up process of setting up a joint EU list of tax havens After the latest revelations on letter box companies in the Bahamas, the EPP Group has called once again for more international collaboration on tax matters....
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21.09.2016 - 16:01

EPP Group welcomes new EC proposal on roaming

The European Commission today presented its revised proposal for the roaming fair-use policy which confirms that as of June 2017, roaming charges will be fully and unambiguously eliminated throughout the whole of the EU. Spanish MEP Pilar del...

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EUROLAT
22.09.2016 - 14:44

EuroLat: support for democracy while reinforcing partnership

Support for endangered democracy in Venezuela, respect for democratic rights in Nicaragua and remembrance of, reparation and justice for the victims of 50 years of terrorism in the conflict in Columbia, were the political priorities of the EPP Group...
Tax Haven
22.09.2016 - 10:56

Tax evasion is structural problem, not individual scandals

EPP Group wants to speed up process of setting up a joint EU list of tax havens After the latest revelations on letter box companies in the Bahamas, the EPP Group has called once again for more international collaboration on tax matters....
photo of person holding a smartphone
21.09.2016 - 16:01

EPP Group welcomes new EC proposal on roaming

The European Commission today presented its revised proposal for the roaming fair-use policy which confirms that as of June 2017, roaming charges will be fully and unambiguously eliminated throughout the whole of the EU. Spanish MEP Pilar del...
Crimea
16.09.2016 - 11:50

Russia should not hold its elections in Crimea

Ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections which are due to take place this Sunday, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group responsible for foreign affairs, and Jaromír Štětina MEP, Vice-Chair of the Parliament...
Flag of Georgia
15.09.2016 - 10:44

Georgia: EPP Group fact-finding mission travels to Tbilisi

"We strongly support an ever-closer association of Georgia with the EU and call on the Council for an immediate implementation of the visa-free regime with Georgia. However, our Georgian friends must ensure their commitment to the shared...
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14.09.2016 - 19:04

MFF Revision: EPP Group calls for a better deal

"We welcome today the Commission's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) Revision proposal. It provides further financing for selected European initiatives until 2020, in response to new challenges such as the migration crisis. It also...
14.09.2016 - 16:10

Abusive cross-border phone fees should be limited in the EU

Following today’s proposal by the European Commission for a review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications, the EPP Group has called for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMS...
Caterpillar
14.09.2016 - 15:37

Caterpillar factory closure: genuine social dialogue needed

“The closure of the Belgian Caterpillar plant is a painful reminder of the fact that there is a lack of social dialogue in many of the multinational companies present in Europe”, said Claude Rolin MEP on the occasion of a plenary debate...
State of the Union Address 2016 by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC
14.09.2016 - 11:21

Stop cheap populism and learn from the young generation

“For Europe’s youth, Europe is the hope for a better future. The young don’t want to tear Europe apart. Their motto is: we are proud of our country and we are Europeans. Unity instead of division!”, said Manfred Weber MEP,...
Financial Pie Chart - Euro
13.09.2016 - 19:36

EPP Group rejects cuts to the 2017 EU budget

“No citizen in Europe will understand Member States advocating the need to restore economic growth and tackle the refugee crisis effectively, while proposing cuts to research and innovation, infrastructure and policies aimed at tackling the...
Poland/Europe
13.09.2016 - 17:16

Poland: dismantling of the rule of law must be stopped

"The EPP Group fully backs the procedure initiated by the European Commission. When Europe’s fundamental values are at stake, Europe must stand by its people and defend their fundamental rights. Further dismantling of the rule of law must...
Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Pavel Svoboda MEP
13.09.2016 - 13:29

21st century copyright for authors and consumers

“Copyright is not a barrier for creative and cultural content to thrive online. We are prepared to lead the debate in the European Parliament and we will seek to make the new proposal clear and effective for both creators and consumers. Both...
Power station at sunset
13.09.2016 - 13:14

More energy security through stronger market integration

A new energy market design is strategically needed for the achievement of a true EU Energy Union. A sustainable energy system is key to a strong industry and Europe's future success in international competition. These are the conclusions of a...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
13.09.2016 - 12:48

Car emissions: former Rapporteurs from S&D should be quizzed

“We have learned that the vague legislation put in place during former Commissioner Günter Verheugen's tenure (2004-2010) is in large part responsible for the mess we’re in today. We need to dig even deeper into what happened...
Sir Julian King
13.09.2016 - 11:00

EPP Group supports Sir Julian King as UK Commissioner

“The EPP Group is satisfied with Sir Julian King’s performance. We are convinced that he sees the need for a strong EU common response to the great variety of security challenges we are facing. We expect him to develop the Security Union...

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EUROLAT
22.09.2016 - 14:44

EuroLat: support for democracy while reinforcing partnership

Support for endangered democracy in Venezuela, respect for democratic rights in Nicaragua and remembrance of, reparation and justice for the victims...
Tax Haven
22.09.2016 - 10:56

Tax evasion is structural problem, not individual scandals

EPP Group wants to speed up process of setting up a joint EU list of tax havens After the latest revelations on letter box companies in the...
photo of person holding a smartphone
21.09.2016 - 16:01

EPP Group welcomes new EC proposal on roaming

The European Commission today presented its revised proposal for the roaming fair-use policy which confirms that as of June 2017, roaming charges...
Crimea
16.09.2016 - 11:50

Russia should not hold its elections in Crimea

Ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections which are due to take place this Sunday, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group...

Highlights of the week

26.09.2016 - 30.09.2016
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EPP Group to debate future of Cohesion Policy in Bucharest

Starting on Thursday, the EPP Group Bureau will hold a two-day meeting in Bucharest, Romania, to discuss cohesion policy as a structural policy...
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EU Budget 2017: promoting competitiveness, innovation and security

On 28-29 September, the European Parliament's Budgets Committee will approve the budgetary amendments for the EU Budget 2017. Siegfried Mureşan...
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LNG and gas storage: boosting the EU's energy security

On Monday, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will vote on a Report drafted by András Gyürk MEP on...

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28.09.2016 - 15:00

Solutions for the EU post COP 21

If you need an access badge to attend this event please register by sending an email to: EPP-POST-COP21-Hearing@ep....