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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 from the EPP Group’s Ivan Štefanec MEP, who is the Group’s spokesperson on dual-quality products. The Internal...

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silicon breast implant
25.04.2012 - 09:45

Breast implants scandal: never again!

"Since the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implant scandal was revealed, thousands of women around the world have been living a nightmare, not knowing whether their lives are at risk or not. The PIP firm has sold its breast implants in 71...
Financial Chart with Coins
24.04.2012 - 09:30

EPP4Growth: Open letter to European

The Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, has sent a letter to the European Commission President calling for the Commission to simplify and unblock existing barriers to the optimisation of the EU internal market. As well as urging the Commission...
Financial Analysis with charts and european currency
23.04.2012 - 14:45

Financial Assistance Mechanisms:

"These instruments are vital for some Member States and the intervention of the European Union was mandatory to save the Eurozone", said Rapporteur Iliana Ivanova MEP at a Hearing organised by the Committee on Budgetary Control of the...
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23.04.2012 - 14:30

French Presidential Election:

"Never has France been as strong and well respected in Europe as it has been under the Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012", said the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul MEP. "Be it...
20.04.2012 - 14:30

Mali: EPP Group condemns the military coup

"The case of the recent coup d’état in Mali highlights the important role played in recent times by peripheral African organisations – in this case ECOWAS – in exerting pressure on their peers to restore constitutional...
Mixed race ollege student
20.04.2012 - 14:15

Modernising higher education in the EU:

The EU needs to ensure the necessary funding for University infrastructure for the period of 2014-2020 and it calls on EU Member States to use at least 2% of their GDP for higher education. Modernising higher education in the context of the...
School of fish
20.04.2012 - 14:00

Biodiversity: Important environmental,

The European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg, today adopted the Report on an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020. "According to the UN Food Agriculture Organisation, 60 percent of the world's ecosystems are degraded or...
EU symbol
20.04.2012 - 13:45

Development Aid: Better targeted EU

"The European Parliament should support the Commission in further devolution because it provides the most effective way of spending money for development purposes. We should not forget at the same time that the main goal of EU external...
Lawyer with documents
19.04.2012 - 13:15

Fight against organised crime

The EPP Group welcomes the nomination of Salvatore Iacolino MEP as Rapporteur for the activities of the newly-created Special Committee against Organised Crime, Corruption and Money laundering (CRIM) in the European Parliament. "A clear...
Man reaching into empty pocket
19.04.2012 - 12:00

Energy taxation: European Parliament rallies

"European consumers should not pay the price of demands from energy taxation fundamentalists! Today's vote is a great political victory for the EPP Group, which remained firm on its position. But it is first and foremost a victory for our...
19.04.2012 - 12:00

PNR: new EU-USA agreement major step forward.

The European Parliament endorsed the new EU-US agreement on passenger name records (PNR) today by 409 votes in favour (an absolute majority), 226 against and 33 abstentions. "This is a victory for common sense. Although the agreement may not...
19.04.2012 - 11:30

Burma: Lift sanctions temporarily

MEPs from all major political groups agree that sanctions imposed on Burma need to be temporarily lifted in exchange for further democratic reforms. In a cross-party resolution to be voted on tomorrow, the European Parliament calls for suspending...
Hand circling ads in newspaper
19.04.2012 - 11:30

Employment package: The EPP Group

Yesterday the European Commission published its long-awaited Employment package, a communication along with 9 working documents aimed at restoring growth and boosting job creation in the EU. "Given the current levels of unemployment, the...
19.04.2012 - 11:00

Risk sharing: an effective anti-crisis instrument.

"The sooner we put into operation risk-sharing instruments, the quicker the recovery of countries worst hit by the financial crisis, such as Greece," said Danuta Hübner, Chairwoman of the Regional Development Committee in the European...
Railroad Station
19.04.2012 - 10:45

Switzerland: Differentiation between EU

"The decision of the Swiss Federal Council to re-establish quotas on certain categories of residence permits granted to nationals of 8 Member States is inacceptable and can only be described as a discriminatory measure," said Rafal...



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...
16.07.2018 - 18:15


The summer holidays have started! Which EU country are you going to visit this summer? Did you know that your holidays may be less hassle...
Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU
12.07.2018 - 12:00

Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU

Last year, it emerged that there were differences in the quality of food and non-food products being sold in different EU countries between, for...
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...

Highlights of the week

09.07.2018 - 13.07.2018
Cloud computing security

More muscle to combat threats to our networks

As threats to our vital networks and information structures are rising, we need to strengthen our ability to prevent, detect and respond to problems...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city

Better work-life balance for parents and carers

On Wednesday afternoon, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on the legislative draft Report establishing a better work-life balance...
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New audiovisual media rules

Members of the Culture and Education Committee will endorse the political agreement reached on the reform of the EU legislation on Audiovisual Media...