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18.04.2018 - 12:18

Circular Economy - making the most of waste

The circular economy means that we need to change our thinking from the ‘buy-use-throw away’ model to a more sustainable culture. The life cycle of a product needs to be planned from the manufacturing until the end of its use, and...
European Commission
18.04.2018 - 12:14

Commission must review its rules for nominations

“The European Commission should review its administrative procedure for the appointment of senior officials to ensure transparency, integrity and equal opportunities by the end of the year”, said Inge Gräßle MEP, Chairwoman of...

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20.03.2012 - 11:45

Youth Employment: potential for Europe-boost it or lose it

Today, Jan Kozłowski MEP held a seminar 'Potential for Europe – Boost it or lose it? Turning the spotlight on new opportunities for youth employment' at the European Parliament. The keynote speech was delivered by the European...
Courtroom detail
18.03.2012 - 11:30

EPP Group condemns Belarus executions

”I learned with great sadness of the reported execution of Uladzislau Kavalyou and Dzmitry Kanavalau. This death sentence, carried out despite the protests and appeals of their families and the international community, is a heinous act that...
Three businessmen handling negotiations
16.03.2012 - 11:00

Moldova: Political instability is over and on road to reform

Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Monica Macovei, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, today congratulated Nicolae Timofti on his election as the new President of...
Hands Washing
15.03.2012 - 17:15

World Water Forum: the blue planet must remain blue!

This week, the 6th World Water Forum, to which more than 30,000 participants are expected, is taking place in Marseilles. The European Parliament will be represented at the forum. "I will be at the World Water Forum from this afternoon to relay...
Cargo Ship
15.03.2012 - 14:45

Maritime Piracy: common threat needs common response

The scourge of maritime piracy and how to eradicate it were debated in the plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday with the full support of all EPP Group Members. "Piracy has become an extremely lucrative, high-profit and...
15.03.2012 - 12:30

Belarus: lives of Kanavalau and Kavalyou in danger

"The European Union must immediately use all available tools of diplomacy to urge Alyaksandr Lukashenka to pardon Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou whose guilt has not been proven, and establish without delay a moratorium on all death...
15.03.2012 - 11:30

President of Syria takes his own citizens hostage

Commenting on the situation in Syria, Mário David MEP said: "When it started to become clear that Colonel Gaddafi was losing ground, the world witnessed the daily defection of members of his Cabinet, high-ranking officials and...
European Parliament
14.03.2012 - 17:30

Bus Crash in Switzerland: our heartfelt condolences

The Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, has sent his condolences to the families of the victims of a bus crash in Switzerland, on Tuesday 13 March 2012. According to news reports, 28 Belgian tourists, including 22 children, lost their lives...
EU symbol
14.03.2012 - 17:30

FYROM: Accession negotiations must begin without delay

Following today's vote in the European Parliament on the progress report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Eduard Kukan MEP said: "We have adopted a good and balanced Resolution. I fully support the key message, calling...
14.03.2012 - 17:00

Budget 2013: priority to growth, youth and actions

The European Parliament has approved the guidelines for the 2013 Budget. "Through this vote, the European Parliament has indicated a clear strategy for recovery from the crisis through next year's budget. I am very pleased with today...
US - EU flag
14.03.2012 - 17:00

Beef: Ban on North American hormone-treated beef remains

European Parliament gives green light for higher import quotas for US and Canadian beef The trade dispute over import quotas for beef between Europe and North America is about to be solved. The European Parliament today gave the green light for...
EU puzzle
14.03.2012 - 17:00

Iceland: On its way to joining EU but mutual trust essential

The European Parliament voted today on the Report on Iceland in which the country's progress in the accession process is clearly highlighted. The Rapporteur, Cristian Preda MEP, welcomes the opening of eleven negotiation chapters and the...
European Parliament
14.03.2012 - 16:45

Bosnia-Herzegovina:EP wants faster implementation of reforms

The European Parliament today called on the Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina to implement its reform programme quickly. All budget questions and an outstanding agreement on nominations for important central Government posts need to be addressed...
Doctor holding out stethescope with focus on object
14.03.2012 - 15:45

Diabetes on the European agenda.

After two and half years of concerted action by MEPs from the EU Diabetes Working Group, the European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted a Resolution on the fight against diabetes, putting diabetes firmly among the priority diseases to be...
Paper Men
14.03.2012 - 15:45

Equality of Representation between Women and Men

Following the votes on the Report on women in political decision-making by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, and the EP Report on the equality between women and men in the EU – 2011, Mariya Nedelcheva MEP, Lena Kolarska-Bobínska MEP, Sandra...



EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal
19.04.2018 - 12:45

EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal

The European Parliament debated the French President’s future-minded EU reform ideas with the EPP Group calling for greater security for...
Money laundering
19.04.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system...
Jan Kuciak's commemoration
19.04.2018 - 09:46

What has the Slovak Government done to protect journalists

Today, the plenary of the European Parliament (EP) paid tribute to the memory and legacy of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fianc...
Exhaust pipe
18.04.2018 - 16:15

European Parliament stops Dieselgate from happening again

"The public rightly expects us to fix the Dieselgate loopholes." Ivan Štefanec MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Type Approval “I...

Highlights of the week

23.04.2018 - 27.04.2018
Construction workers working on cement formwork frames

Towards new rules on the posting of workers

Members of the Employment Committee will vote on the final agreement between the Commission, the Parliament and the Council on the revision of the...
Flowers and car

Action needed to combat mileage fraud in Europe

The Transport Committee will demand action from the European Commission on mileage fraud in Europe on Wednesday. In cross-border car sales, research...
Photo of ready meals containting meat

Dual quality products in the Single Market

As a consumer in the EU, you have the right to be treated equally with others. A high-level conference to discuss the discriminatory practice of dual...