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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...

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Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote
11.07.2018 - 09:33

New rules for the digital era and the European film sector

Members of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee have endorsed a political agreement reached on the reform of the EU legislation on Audiovisual Media Services. A vote in plenary to endorse the new rules is likely to take...
Hacker stealing data from a laptop
10.07.2018 - 10:52

Making your smart devices secure on the internet

"Today's vote is a very important step towards a long-term vision of improving cybersecurity in the European Union. It will increase consumers’ trust in internet-connected products and IT solutions”, said the EPP Group...
Corruption
10.07.2018 - 10:00

Seized terrorist funds to be used in stride against them

Two new sets of EU rules will tie terrorists’ hands and limit their access to money for organising attacks in Europe. Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs gave the green light to a...
Business woman working on desk
05.07.2018 - 12:45

Copyright Directive: we stand for legal certainty on the web

“We regret that the European Parliament has rejected the mandate for the negotiations with the Member States as it could have been a real step further in establishing a legal certainty between the copyright holders and users on the internet....
#DiscoverEU
05.07.2018 - 12:33

Free Interrail passes on track for the next 2 years

“We want to continue the programme that we initiated in 2018 and which has already distributed 15,000 travel passes to young people. Our goal is to give all 18 year-old Europeans the chance to explore different cultures and meet fellow...
Business Data Analyzing
05.07.2018 - 12:17

EU budget financial rules to become more simple and flexible

Today, the European Parliament approved the outcome of the trilogue negotiations on the simplification of the management of the EU budget. “Today is a good day for anyone who is involved in the management of EU funds, be it beneficiaries,...
Passport with credit card and computer
05.07.2018 - 12:16

New EU border checks to keep one step ahead of terrorists

“There are more than 30 million travellers from 60 visa-free countries who come to Europe every year about whom the authorities have no information until they actually arrive. Those arriving for tourism or business purposes are welcome in...
05.07.2018 - 09:37

Comprehensive proposals for anti-terror infrastructure

Terrorism across Europe can only be addressed by preventing radicalisation, enhancing cooperation, data exchange and giving strong support to victims of terrorism. Concrete proposals on such priorities can be found in the more than 140...
US - EU flag
04.07.2018 - 16:08

Privacy Shield: crucial for business but improvement needed

If the EU-US Privacy Shield is abolished, all European businesses - more than 3,000 European companies, the majority of them SMEs - having used this programme over the past 2 years, will end up without any legal framework for the transfer of data to...
justice
04.07.2018 - 12:21

Poland: there is no freedom without the rule of law

“What we have to do is fight for the interests of European citizens. Not divide them into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Europeans. Let’s discuss the future of our continent together. Let’s stick together. Let’s not...
Europe vote election
04.07.2018 - 11:51

New EU electoral law opens up postal & electronic voting

"The reform of the European electoral law is a big achievement for the European Parliament. It will make the elections more accessible for millions of citizens and make their preparations and conduct more transparent", said Parliament...
Sebastian Kurz
03.07.2018 - 15:36

Controlling external borders & stopping illegal migration

“The European Council has followed three of the EPP Group’s key demands to stop illegal migration and to control our borders in a better way: giving more means and 10,000 additional officers to Frontex, establishing disembarkation...
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...

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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...
Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, Future of Europe
13.09.2018 - 12:30

Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, Future of Europe

The European Parliament has approved legislation to help online content creators earn their fair share through a stronger EU copyright law. It also...
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...
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...

Highlights of the week

10.09.2018 - 14.09.2018
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group

The State of the Union

Members of the European Parliament and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will hold the annual State of the Union debate on...
Protect creativity without creating borders

Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On Tuesday 11 September, members of the European Parliament will hold a debate on the long-awaited copyright reform. The file has returned to the...
Woman checking food labelling

Dual quality products: what you see is what you should get

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on a Report that will propose measures to solve the problem of quality differences between products...