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Press releases

Combines harvesting wheat
20.09.2018 - 10:37

Pesticides: science mustn't be guided by politics

In a draft Report released today, the EPP Group insists on a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation. "We need to further improve the EU authorisation procedure, even though it is already the most stringent one in the world....
pharmacy
13.09.2018 - 12:40

Dual Quality Products: what you see is what you should get

The European Parliament today proposed concrete measures to solve the problem of quality differences between products sold under the same brand and packaging in different EU countries. MEPs adopted the Report on Dual Quality Products by a large...
Business woman working on desk
12.09.2018 - 13:31

EPP Group leads EP in protection of independent journalism

The European Parliament stands behind journalists, creators, authors, publishers and legitimate copyright right-holders. This is the outcome of today’s vote on a new Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market. “Our main goal is not...
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
12.09.2018 - 13:03

Stopping terrorists' access to financing

The EPP Group insists on improved controls of cash at Europe's external borders to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The European Parliament today approved new regulations in this regard. New forms and means of financing used...
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP
12.09.2018 - 12:39

State of the Union: we want a Europe of the people

“Europe is back. Europe is much more robust than four years ago. We overcame those tough times together. With your cool head, dear Jean-Claude Juncker, your determination and your sincere heart for Europe, you defended the unity of our...
melting pot - five in the park
11.09.2018 - 12:58

Over €370 million for youth volunteering

The European Parliament today adopted a Report on the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), a new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in another EU country, or in their home country, on projects...
Hands Washing
10.09.2018 - 18:52

EPP Group for safe and cheap access to water

EU listens to people's concerns in first ever European Citizens’ Initiative Right2Water "The European Union belongs to the people, and the people have voiced their concerns", said Michel Dantin MEP, the lead negotiator for the...
Vienna
04.09.2018 - 09:54

New Fairness for Europe: EPP Group meets in Vienna

6-7 September: Sebastian Kurz, Boyko Borissov, Pablo Casado et al. debate with EPP group MEPs in Austria The Bureau of the EPP Group meets on Thursday and Friday in Vienna, Austria, to discuss 'New Fairness for Europe'. "...
Senior woman playing hopscotch while husband watching her
04.09.2018 - 09:03

EPP Group in favour of new optional Pan-European pensions

The EPP Group voted in favour of a legal framework for a new Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) on Monday evening. “This is good news for European consumers. This will be a safe, cost-effective and reliable product with EU branding...
Firefighters rush
04.09.2018 - 09:00

EU to be ready before the new forest fire season

European Parliament urges Member States not to waste time as the Institutions enter into negotiations. "We are at the 11th hour to agree on how to make civil protection in Europe more efficient", said Elisabetta Gardini, the MEP...
Credit card security
03.09.2018 - 18:17

Protecting European citizens from credit card fraud

Year after year, non-cash payments across the European Union are increasing. In 2016 alone, the total number of non-cash payments in the EU increased by 8.5% to €122 billion, with card payments accounting for half of all transactions. Such a...
Blue puzzle on Euro currency
03.09.2018 - 16:23

Single Market in goods

“We need the mutual recognition of goods to ensure the free movement of products in the EU. The Single Market for goods, one of the greatest achievements of the EU, still needs to be completed“, said Ivan Štefanec MEP today after...
Zimbabweans Await Election Results Following General Election
01.08.2018 - 15:12

Zimbabwe elections: unlevel playing field and lack of trust

Improved political climate, inclusive participation rights and a peaceful vote, but unlevel playing field, intimidation of voters and lack of trust in the process undermined the pre-election environment. This is how the EU EOM (European Union...
Back lit money bags with euro symbol in vault
12.07.2018 - 10:37

EPP Group wants independent Monetary Fund under Union law

The EPP Group wants the planned European Monetary Fund (EMF) to be independent and integrated into Union law. "The European Stability Mechanism should be turned into a fully-fledged European Monetary Fund, provide for crisis prevention and...
Woman checking food labelling
12.07.2018 - 09:50

Dual quality of products

Products sold under the same brand name must have the same composition throughout the EU - this is the key message delivered by EPP Group MEP Ivan Štefanec, Group Spokesperson on dual-quality products. The Internal Market and Consumer...

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