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Brexit Direction Sign
12.10.2017 - 17:10

Brexit talks: UK government must get a grip on exit bill

There is growing unease in the EPP Group in the European Parliament on the progress in the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK: "I welcome the fact that further progress has been made in the fifth round of the Brexit...
Real Estate Market
11.10.2017 - 10:32

Energy-saving buildings good for the climate and your wallet

"Europeans and their buildings must contribute to a sustainable European energy system. To do so, we must give our citizens the right tools and incentives to make their buildings more energy efficient. It will benefit individual households...

Press releases

26.01.2012 - 11:15

Egyptian military should allow US staff to travel freely

Commenting on news that Egyptian authorities had banned travel to members of US non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which promote democracy, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Elmar Brok MEP, EPP Coordinator on Foreign Affairs, who is...
European Flag
25.01.2012 - 16:30

Romania:EPP Group won't take lessons from Hannes Swoboda

In a press release this week, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament expressed his understanding of the frustrations of the Romanian people, and others in other countries of the Union, who are going through a difficult period both...
Young adult using a smart phone
25.01.2012 - 16:00

Radio Spectrum: EU to reclaim global lead in telecoms.

"The new European policy on radio spectrum adopted by the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy today will optimise the use of frequencies not only to benefit all users of Smartphones and other mobile digital...
Secure LAN
25.01.2012 - 16:00

Data Protection: New proposals provide real added value.

EU standards for data protection are necessary and provide real added value for everyone. The EPP Group in the European Parliament supports the proposals presented by Commissioner Viviane Reding today. "This is a major step forward to a...
25.01.2012 - 16:00

Egypt: one year of fragile democracy

Speaking on the first anniversary of the popular uprising in Egypt, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Vito Bonsignore MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group responsible for Euromed Policy, said: "One...
EU symbol
25.01.2012 - 16:00

Giovanni La Via MEP Rapporteur of EU budget 2013

Giovanni La Via MEP has been officially appointed European Parliament's Rapporteur for the 2013 EU General Budget during the meeting of the Committee on Budgets. "The 2013 budget will be a difficult budget, although the budget is...
25.01.2012 - 15:45

Women: more women needed to fill top posts.

"It is important to note that women's representation in political decision-making has not been increased in recent years, but has developed disappointingly. We need both binding and voluntary measures in order to ensure equal representation...
Homeless man drinking coffee
24.01.2012 - 15:45

Fight against poverty: We offer a hand-up not a hand-out.

The Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul MEP, has welcomed the goals of the 'Living Proof' Campaign to be presented today in the European Parliament by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Following the...
24.01.2012 - 15:30

MRI Derogations: putting patients first.

Decision in favour of patients/ health protection remains safeguarded / Council must stop blocking The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) today approved, with a huge majority, a derogation...
Man holding fish, close-up, jangadas in background
24.01.2012 - 13:15

Gabriel Mato MEP new President of PECH

Spanish EPP Group MEP, Gabriel Mato, was elected today by unanimity as Chairman of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament until the end of the term, scheduled for June 2014. Gabriel Mato said that his priority will be to work with...
diverse friends
23.01.2012 - 13:15

Daul congratulates Croatia on strong Yes to European future

"With a nearly two-thirds majority, the Croatian people have pronounced themselves in favour of joining us in creating a common European future. I congratulate them on this strong Yes and I will feel privileged to warmly welcome Croatia into...
Three businessmen handling negotiations
23.01.2012 - 12:45

Romania: we support responsible policies.

Commenting on the recent declarations of the Romanian Opposition, the Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, stated: "Europe is going through the most difficult economic crisis since World War II. Over the last three years, Romania has...
EU puzzle
23.01.2012 - 12:30

Croatian Referendum: Yes strengthens Croatia and Europe.

"The Croatian Yes vote in favour of membership of the European Union strengthens Europe and strengthens Croatia. We welcome the clear message of the Croatian people that they want to take part in the common efforts to develop a free and open...
Lawyer with documents
23.01.2012 - 12:30

Cuba: reality far from state propaganda on 'reforms'

Following the death of Wilman Villar Mendoza, a thirty one year-old Cuban political prisoner, in Juan Bruno Zayas Hospital in the city of Santiago de Cuba after fifty days on hunger strike, Laima Andrikiene MEP, Vice-Chairwoman of the Subcommittee...
23.01.2012 - 12:00

Research and innovation: best way to overcome the crisis

The EPP Group in the European Parliament will fight for a 100% increase of the EU's research budget. "We are going to fight for an ambitious research budget. After three years of continuing economic crisis in Europe, it is obvious that...



Successful financial plans
23.10.2017 - 16:56

Social Pillar: preparing EU social security for tomorrow

"Today, the European Institutions took a step forward to grant all Europeans equal access to the job market, fair working conditions and...
Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification
19.10.2017 - 17:00

Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the...
Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a...
Security concept
19.10.2017 - 11:09

ePrivacy and digital innovation must be in balance

ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro-innovation and future-proof. The compromise package on...

Highlights of the week

23.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
State of the Union debate

Brexit on the agenda for EU leaders

On Wednesday, MEPs will debate the results of the European Council of 19-20 October which focused on migration, defence, foreign affairs and...
Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Shadows over media freedom in Malta

Following the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and upon the request of the EPP Group, MEPs will debate the protection...
Protests in Venezuela

Decision on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalist

On Thursday, the Conference of Presidents will elect the winner of this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The EPP Group (together...