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EU - Russia
17.01.2018 - 15:10

Preventing Russian interference with European elections

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late in preparing for. Disinformation and propaganda campaigns are a threat to the security of Member...
17.01.2018 - 12:21

EP aims to stop misuse of exported European dual-use tech

"Export controls on dual-use items must be strict and proportionate. In the vote today, we are focusing on stricter control for the goods with the largest human rights risks while making it simpler to export products with lesser risks, such as...

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28.02.2012 - 17:00

Budget 2013: A tool for growth focused on

The Committee on Budgets has approved the guidelines for the 2013 Budget "I am very pleased with today's result and I hope that the priorities expressed in the guidelines for the 2013 EU Budget can be fully shared by the plenary of the...
Young adult using a smart phone
28.02.2012 - 17:00

Mobile roaming: Fair charges and more competition.

Caps for mobile phone charges abroad (roaming) will be tightened up as from July. The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted new price caps for phone calls, text messages and - for the first time - data downloads. "We need to...
Airplane landing
28.02.2012 - 16:45

Air Transport: New rights for passengers.

MEPs from the Transport and Tourism Committee are calling for full compensation for passengers in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency of airlines and royalty-free right to alter data on their tickets in case of an error. These are just some of the...
Businesspeople Holding Up a Globe
24.02.2012 - 16:15

Serbia/Kosovo: Agreement must be implemented quickly

Today's agreement between representatives of the Governments of Belgrade and Prishtina on the international representation of Kosovo and joint border controls under EU supervision, has been welcomed by EPP Group MEP Doris Pack (CDU/DE), former...
Three businessmen handling negotiations
23.02.2012 - 16:00

EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly is gaining momentum.

Laima Andrikienė MEP, Co-Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly expressed her satisfaction with the course and outcome of the second meeting of the Committee which took...
22.02.2012 - 15:45

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's health raises concerns

Zuzana Roithová EPP Group MEP, former Minister of Health of the Czech Republic and former long serving director of the Prague Faculty Hospital gave the following statement following her visit of the 19th to the 21st of February to Kyiv,...
Intellectual property
22.02.2012 - 15:30

ACTA: decision to refer ACTA to ECJ welcomed.

"As EPP Group Shadow-Rapporteur on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, I welcome the decision of the Commission to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice," noted Christofer Fjellner MEP. "As previously stated, the EPP...
European union puzzle game
20.02.2012 - 15:15

Croatia: Office for investigating Communist crimes closed

Today, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament sent an open letter to Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia, calling on his Government not to close the Office for detection, marking and conservation of graves of victims of...
Germany, Frankfurt, European Central Bank, low angle
20.02.2012 - 15:15

Greece: the country can now return

Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in European Parliament, welcomed the positive outcome of the meeting and the agreement between the Eurogroup and the Greek Government. "The new agreement will help Greece's efforts to return on the...
The light of the world in a lightbulb
16.02.2012 - 16:45

Energy Efficiency: less red tape, more flexibility.

The European Parliament has presented a compromise package for the hotly-debated EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee (IRTE) voted in favour of binding targets for Member States and flexible implementing...
Electric Car loading on Solar Charging Station
16.02.2012 - 13:30

Energy Efficiency Directive: breakthrough

The negotiations on the package on the Energy Efficiency Directive in the European Parliament have taken a big step forward. Before the scheduled vote in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament on 28 February,...
Secure LAN
16.02.2012 - 13:15

SABAM Judgment (C-360/10): All the

Marielle Gallo has welcomed the judgment of the Court of Justice in the SABAM case that was made public on Thursday 16 February. "No general filtering of internet, effective and proportionate rules: all the components of a smart protection of...
European Parliament
16.02.2012 - 13:00

EP to debate anti-European website of the Dutch PVV

On a request from Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, the European Parliament has decided to hold a debate at its next plenary session on the anti-European and anti-immigrant internet website created by the Dutch PVV Party of Geert Wilders...
16.02.2012 - 12:45

Pensions: EU White Paper on the future of pensions.

Today, the European Commission published the White Paper on the Future and Safety of Pensions in the European Union. Ria Oomen-Ruijten MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Green Paper on pensions, said: "I am very happy that the...
16.02.2012 - 12:30

Syria: EPP Group considers violence against

"The regrettable failure of the Security Council to condemn the Assad regime through the Russian and Chinese veto was perceived on the ground as a licence to use heavy weapons for the indiscriminate use of force resulting in many civilians,...



Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU
23.01.2018 - 16:30

Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU

The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union...
Plenary vote
23.01.2018 - 10:56

EP reduces size after Brexit

Today, the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee voted on the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27...
EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy
18.01.2018 - 13:15

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister...
18.01.2018 - 11:27

Cross-border divorces: focus on the interest of the child

“Besides placement in a foster family or care institution, judges should have the possibility to entrust a child to other members of the family...

Highlights of the week

22.01.2018 - 26.01.2018
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Car emission controls: ensuring Dieselgate doesn't happen again

The Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will approve on Tuesday the agreement on the new rules of type-approval and...
European Parliament

Composition of the European Parliament after Brexit

The Parliament has the right of initiative for a European Council decision on the allocation of seats in the EP for the next legislative period. On...
German Federal Police Test New Biometric Border Control

Improving exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records

The extension of the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) to third country nationals will be voted by the Committee on Civil...


31.01.2018 - 16:30

The Pan-European Personal Pension Product

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