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Protests in Venezuela
08.02.2018 - 12:22

Venezuela: elections must be fair and free

“We have to raise our voices to denounce further attempts to undermine sovereignty and fixed elections that don’t even fulfil the minimum democratic standards and will only worsen the political, humanitarian and human rights situation...
MEPs vote
07.02.2018 - 13:07

EPP Group votes down transnational lists

MEPs today approved the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27 Member States, after the UK’s departure, for the next legislative mandate from 2019-2024. The new agreement cuts 46 seats from the European Parliament...

Press releases

19.01.2012 - 16:45

Biocides: Parliament endorses strict EU rules

For the first time, there will be common EU standards on the registration and the use of biocides. The European Parliament endorsed a new EU Regulation on biocides today. "We will have more safety for consumers, users and the environment. The...
Flight attendant serving business people on airplane
19.01.2012 - 11:00

Space Policy: improving European citizens quality of life

Italian MEP Aldo Patriciello's own-initiative Report on 'A space strategy for the European Union' was adopted today at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg. "The Report analyses the fundamental role of space policy and...
Electronic Waste
19.01.2012 - 10:45

WEEE: EU treats electric & electronic waste as resources

The collection and recycling of end-of-life electric and electronic devices will be subject to stricter EU standards. Drawing on the practical experience with the existing Directive, the European Parliament has successfully fought for more ambitious...
European Flag
18.01.2012 - 16:00

Danish Presidency

Addressing Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister and President-in-Office of the Council, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul, called for a political Danish Presidency, not just a technical Presidency, a...
Courtroom detail
18.01.2012 - 15:15

Verdict in Hrant Dink murder case is disappointing

On Tuesday a Turkish court sentenced a man to life in prison for the 2007 murder of journalist Hrant Dink but acquitted all 19 suspects of charges of acting under a terrorist organization's orders. The verdict has received criticism from various...
Business Commuters Walking Along Corridor, Blurred Motion
18.01.2012 - 15:15

Strong EPP team in the new Bureau of the EP

The EPP Group welcomes the strong and competent representation of the EPP Group in the new Bureau of the European Parliament: Alejo Vidal-Quadras MEP, Vice-President Georgios Papastamkos MEP, Vice-President Roberta Angelilli MEP, Vice-...
18.01.2012 - 11:30

Hungary: EU law comes first.

"The Hungarian people elected Viktor Orbán with a clear mandate: cut ties with all the political trends from the past and reform the country. At the same time, each Member State must thoroughly respect European norms" - Joseph Daul...
EU puzzle
17.01.2012 - 14:45

Election of Martin Schulz as President of the EP

In the name of the EPP Group and in a personal capacity, Joseph Daul congratulated Martin Schulz on his election as President of the European Parliament. Speaking immediately after the election in plenary, Joseph Daul reminded Martin Schulz...
European Parliament
12.01.2012 - 14:30

EU-Turkey Relations: interdependence and mutual commitment

In her Resolution on Turkey's 2011 Progress Report, Ria Oomen-Ruijten stresses the interdependence between Turkey and the European Union: "I agree with the Commission and the Council that Turkey is a key country for the EU and I recognise...
Intellectual property
11.01.2012 - 12:00

European Trademark system will benefit European Economy

"The reform of the European Trademark system that lies ahead of us will be the largest harmonisation in this field and will improve the coherence between community protection and the trademark system on the national level. It will be rather the...
11.01.2012 - 11:30

Draft treaty on reinforced economic union unacceptable-MEPs

The latest draft of the treaty on reinforced economic union is unacceptable - Parliament could not endorse it as it stands, said MEPs representing it on the treaty drafting group, Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT), Guy...
Man pointing in front of white board with light bulb drawing
10.01.2012 - 10:45

European Trademark System: Invitation to Public Hearing

The EPP Group in the European Parliament is organising a hearing on the future of the European Trademark System. The event takes place on   Wednesday 11 January 2012 14:30-18:00 in the European Parliament in Brussels Mrs...
European Flag
06.01.2012 - 09:45

EPP backs proposals to ensure Hungary complies with EU law

The President of the European People’s Party, Wilfried Martens, and the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul, commented today on the implementation of Hungary’s new constitution by the Fidesz-KDNP government...



Man voting on elections in Europe
23.02.2018 - 17:59

People should know who can become the Commission President

"Europe should not be an elite project. It must become more of a project for the people again. This is why we need more democracy and...
22.02.2018 - 11:39

End rebate logic - we all benefit from EU budget

“The EU budget must be strengthened without penalising taxpayers. Post-2020, we have to stop rebates, compensations and end the logic of...
Online shopping with digital tablet
22.02.2018 - 10:10

Shop like at home

Whether buying online or offline from another EU Member State, European consumers will in the future be entitled to a harmonised level oF protection...
Combines harvesting wheat
21.02.2018 - 18:14

Evaluation and authorisation of pesticides needs to hold up to scrutiny

After the controversy surrounding the renewal of the use of glyphosate in farming, the European Parliament has set up a Special Committee to...

Highlights of the week

26.02.2018 - 02.03.2018
Palm growing from pile of euros

New Tax Committee: artificial shifting around of companies' profits must end

Parliament is setting up a new special committee on Thursday to look further into the problem of the tax evasion and tax avoidance of multi-national...
Germany, Frankfurt, European Central Bank, low angle

EP hearing for ECB Vice-President candidate Luis De Guindos

The Ecofin Council, which gathers together the EU's 28 Finance Ministers, confirmed at its meeting on 20 February the nomination of Spanish...
A bee on a flower

Honey bees in trouble

The European Parliament will debate the future of beekeeping at its mini-Plenary on Wednesday. "We must keep an eye on our bees as their role in...