Press Releases

Press releases

Apple Inc.
21.06.2018 - 14:25

EPP Group wants black list of uncooperative companies

Offshore legal services provider Appleby and Baker McKenzie refuses to appear in Tax Evasion Committee "The lack of cooperation by certain companies raises doubts about whether they have something to hide," said Dariusz Rosati MEP, the...
Cow eating grass
20.06.2018 - 16:02

Reducing risks of antibiotic resistance for humans

"This is a big step for public health. We will reduce the consumption of antibiotics in farm animals, which are an important source of antibiotic resistance then transmitted to humans. Antibiotic resistance is a real Sword of Damocles, which...
Enlargement
20.06.2018 - 12:47

We want a more effective European Citizens' Initiative

"The European Citizens’ Initiative is by far the most attractive way for citizens to send their ideas and aspirations for change to the European Commission and the EU as a whole. The new regulations will make this smoother and more...
Copyright matters
20.06.2018 - 12:24

We endorse copyright reform that protects press freedom

“The approval of the new Copyright Directive in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee today is a step forward in adapting the current European Union copyright rules so they better reflect the new realities and business models...
Person voting
20.06.2018 - 10:22

Judicial power must be impartial and independent

Sandra Kalniete MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group Working Group on Foreign Affairs, and Cristian Preda MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, have made the following statement: “We express our serious concern and...
Statistics, Finance, Stock Exchange and Accounting
20.06.2018 - 08:58

The deal will give us a modern and flexible Energy Union

“We managed to strike a good deal which will put the EU on track towards realising the Energy Union and building the European energy markets on competition and market-based price formation, which is crucial in order to spur innovation and...
Energy
19.06.2018 - 20:47

Sensible agreement on energy efficiency

“The agreement to aim for an EU-wide non-binding energy savings goal of 32.5 percent by 2030 is very ambitious and will take a lot of effort to achieve”, said Markus Pieper, Member of the EPP Group responsible for the Energy Efficiency...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
19.06.2018 - 10:11

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly common approach. Member States are used to working together on a country-by-country basis on defence issues, but in the current state of world affairs,...
Climate change
14.06.2018 - 10:44

Renewables deal win for affordable, climate-friendly energy

"The agreement to boost renewables in the energy mix to 32 percent at EU level by 2030 will help us provide secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. While this will not include nationally-binding targets, Member States will now have an...
Tax
13.06.2018 - 18:32

Tax transparency: Member States need to end stalemate

"The EPP Group wants multinational companies to disclose profit shifting to low-tax countries. For that, EU Member States need to end their stalemate," said Dariusz Rosati MEP, the EPP Group's negotiator on tax transparency rules for...
Architect using drafting table
13.06.2018 - 18:01

Securing professions in the EU

“The EU Single Market will benefit from the new Directive which lays down specific criteria that Member States have to consider when conducting a proportionality test for professional regulation”, said Andreas Schwab MEP, the EPP Group...
EU and Ukraine
13.06.2018 - 13:32

More money for Ukraine under strict conditions

The European Parliament has approved the disbursement of a further €1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine to help the country cover part of its external financing needs and to provide incentives to step up reforms. “This is not...
Mark Rutte
13.06.2018 - 13:16

EU foreign policy: Europe’s fate is in its own hands

"Europe stands at a crossroads. We have to choose between national egoism and making Europe a true global power. The decision is in our hands." This was the central point made by our Chairman Manfred Weber in a debate today in...
Business Data Analyzing
12.06.2018 - 14:46

Simpler, more efficient rules for derivatives markets

We welcome the improvement of the functioning of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), adopted in 2012 following the financial crisis. The proposed changes were adopted by a large majority in plenary today. Werner Langen MEP,...
Isolated Airplane
12.06.2018 - 12:56

European aviation standards ready for the 21st century

Today, the European Parliament finally adopted a long-awaited reform of European aviation rules, through the mandate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vote gives the European aviation authorities powers to certify all safety-related...

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