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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...
New Windhoek Dialogue meeting, Grand Bassam October 2017
09.10.2017 - 15:56

There's no development without good governance

“It’s time to reinvest in the EU-Africa relationship. The success of policies and plans adopted at the upcoming African Union-EU Summit will, however, depend on the political will for speedy implementation and the commitment of the...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
04.10.2017 - 18:09

European lorry and cargo drivers need to be protected

The European Parliament will today debate security on European roads, given the increasing number of violent attacks on lorry and cargo drivers. Lorry drivers are facing unprecedented challenges in ensuring their cargo reaches its destination...
Cruise liner
04.10.2017 - 10:52

Europe, the safest place in the world for sea travel

The European Parliament today voted for new safety rules that will make sea travel safer for millions of passengers and reduce administrative burdens for hundreds of companies. The EPP Group Shadow Rapporteurs Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar and...
Businessman analyzing business data and using calculator
04.10.2017 - 09:37

VAT must be collected where the consumer is

"Value added tax must be collected where the consumer is, not where the merchant is. A new VAT system must be based on such a destination principle", said Burkhard Balz MEP today, EPP Group Spokesman on tax affairs. "Cross-border...
Moldova / EU
03.10.2017 - 15:27

Moldova: EU assistance should be frozen

“We call for the EU financial help for Moldova to be frozen until the impact of the legislative changes in the Moldovan electoral law has been thoroughly assessed and we support that any payments of the macro-financial assistance be suspended...
Europe/China
03.10.2017 - 15:26

Chinese dumping: new instruments to protect EU industry

"We need to protect our European industry. The jobs of hundreds of people are being endangered due to unfair trading practices. We won’t stand by idly while our market is being flooded by products made in third countries", said...

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