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Kebab
13.12.2017 - 09:49

Hands off the kebab

EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the green light or not to the European Commission's proposal to authorise the use of phosphates in...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to oversee the establishment of a Directorate-General on...

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Gavel and european union flag
30.11.2017 - 12:44

EPP Group asks Joseph Muscat for restoration of rule of law

David Casa MEP, Head of the Maltese Delegation of the EPP Group and Member of the European Parliament mission to Malta which will take place on Thursday and Friday, said: “The European Commission has not acted even though it is obvious that...
Military cargo
30.11.2017 - 12:22

EU authorises funding for military if needed for stability

“It is a missing link in the EU’s tools for security and development. In some developing countries, we currently deploy missions which form or provide training for the military in these countries which don’t have the possibility or...
Bank sign on building
30.11.2017 - 12:08

Strengthening resilience of European banks

"With the creditor hierarchy legislation agreed upon today, every investor will know that they - not the taxpayers - will have to pay when a bank has problems", said EP Rapporteur Gunnar Hökmark MEP. The agreement with the Council...
Multiethnic Crowd of Men and Women
30.11.2017 - 11:56

EU Budget 2018 to focus on what citizens expect from EU

The European Parliament today approved the 2018 EU budget that will reach €160.1 billion in commitments and €144.7 billion in payments. After long negotiations with the EU Finance Ministers, led by the EPP Group, the 2018 EU budget will...
Two kids with shovel in the field
29.11.2017 - 17:55

The pillars of CAP must stand firm

“Maintaining the two-pillar structure is essential for the CAP”, said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ Communication....
Energy
28.11.2017 - 11:31

Target for renewables good for both climate and growth

"I am delighted that we were able to reach an agreement that delivers a broad majority in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee in favour of boosting renewable energy deployment in the EU. These negotiations were not easy, but I am lucky...
Sachertorte - Chocolate cake
28.11.2017 - 11:00

EPP Group against restricting dietary choices for diabetics

EPP Group objects to European Commission proposal to ban sweeteners in fine bakery Today, the EPP Group in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted against the Commission's proposal intended to remove sweeteners such as...
Real Estate Market
27.11.2017 - 10:29

EPP Group denounce utopian approach to energy savings

Setting up unrealistic targets will brutally affect the EU's main climate policy tool - the Emissions Trading System (ETS) “The effective use of energy is one of the best ways to save energy and meet the ambitions of the Energy Union in...
Flooded house in flood waters
23.11.2017 - 15:09

Better response to and prevention of natural disasters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU civil protection response reserve of civil protection assets, fully covered by EU financing, which...
Young plant
22.11.2017 - 10:10

Omnibus: much-needed adjustments to EU farming policy

The much-needed adjustments of the mid-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) through the so-called Omnibus Regulation are on their way: "We have made a necessary breakthrough to adjust key elements across the agricultural policy...
Online shopping with digital tablet
21.11.2017 - 11:07

Digital Single Market: ending unjustified geo-blocking

European Parliament reaches provisional agreement with Council and Commission that would end geo-blocking for physical goods “This means the end of discrimination of consumers buying physical goods online in the European Single Market....
photo of application icons
21.11.2017 - 10:39

Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee...
Cinema
21.11.2017 - 10:08

Future of European cinema should not be jeopardised

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee will vote today on modifications to the SatCab Directive. A draft Regulation with new rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights for certain online transmissions and retransmissions...
Industrial Laborer
15.11.2017 - 13:03

Shaping globalisation: protecting jobs against dumping

The EU is currently updating its anti-dumping law to counter unfair trade practices by third countries. "We need a better mechanism to protect jobs and our European industry against dumped and subsidised products. The agreement on the draft law...
Enlargement
15.11.2017 - 12:55

Eastern Partnership: summit should be forward-looking

"The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more...

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Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated
14.12.2017 - 12:15

Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated

At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on...
Child abuse
14.12.2017 - 12:09

EU states not doing enough to fight sexual abuse of children

The European Parliament adopted a Resolution today tabled by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP calling on Member States to take concrete measures to stop...
Tax evasion
13.12.2017 - 14:09

Fight against tax evasion must be key task for EU

Left tried to hijack Panama report to harm honest taxpayers and EU economy "The fight against tax evasion, tax crime and tax avoidance must...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13.12.2017 - 14:00

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency....

Highlights of the week

11.12.2017 - 15.12.2017
Brexit Direction Sign

Brexit negotiations

The key debate on Wednesday will focus on the Brexit negotiations and preparations of the next Council meeting. "We will only accept a...
Protesters in Venezuela

2017 Sakharov Prize Award

The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela during the ceremony in Strasbourg on...
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages

Common Agricultural Policy: mid-term reform

A debate on rules to simplify EU farming policy, boost farmers’ bargaining power and better equip them to face risks will take place on Monday...