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03.05.2018 - 13:17

#DiscoverEU starts this year and this is just the beginning

“We did it! I am incredibly proud and happy that, this year, 20 to 30,000 18 year-old Europeans will receive a free Interrail pass to travel throughout Europe. It starts this year and this is just the beginning,” said Manfred Weber, EPP...
Protesters in Venezuela
03.05.2018 - 12:02

Venezuela: EU cannot recognise results of upcoming elections

“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot recognise this process nor the results of such an election. It will only worsen the political, humanitarian...

Press releases

Homeless man drinking coffee
13.02.2012 - 14:30

Cold spell in Europe: solidarity must prevail.

Speaking during the debate on the situation of the homeless in Europe during the current spell of cold weather, the Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul MEP, stated: "This is the best opportunity to recall that Europe is not only an economic...
13.02.2012 - 14:15

Greece: result of vote in Greek Parliament welcomed

The Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul MEP, has welcomed the positive outcome of the crucial vote on the painful austerity measures Greece has to take in the framework of its debt restructuring programme and the €...
two police officers doing a traffic control
11.02.2012 - 14:00

EPP Group unreservedly denounces DutchPVV Internet site

Following the launch of a website by the Dutch PVV Party which criticises immigrants, the EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul said: "This Internet site is against all European principles of freedom because it directly targets a specific group of...
10.02.2012 - 13:45

Egypt: EPP Group Presidency cancels official visit to Cairo.

Following the latest developments in Egypt, the EPP Group Presidency has decided to cancel its trip to Cairo scheduled for 26-28 February 2012. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Ioannis Kasoulides MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group...
Cash background
10.02.2012 - 13:00

Derivatives: Parliamant and Council agree on tough

Financial market transactions in derivatives worth trillions of Euros will soon be subject to strict EU standards. Representatives from Parliament and Council agreed on the future EU Regulation last night. "We will see some major progress in...
Courtroom detail
09.02.2012 - 12:30

Hungary: Sentencing before the end of the trial

"The EPP Group calls for the respect of the ongoing negotiations between the Hungarian Government and the European Commission Neglecting this process, triggering groundless political hysteria and threatening with sanctions are irresponsible...
European Parliament
09.02.2012 - 12:30

Romania: New appointed Government has challenging task

Today the Romanian Parliament gave a confidence vote to the new Government led by Mihai Razvan Ungureanu. Joseph Daul, the Chairman of the EPP Group congratulated the newly appointed Government: "It gives me great pleasure to congratulate...
Businesspeople Holding Up a Globe
09.02.2012 - 12:15

Azerbaijan: New horizons for the Partnership.

At the initiative of Monica Macovei MEP, the EPP Group Shadow Rapporteur for the Association Agreement with Azerbaijan, the EPP Group in the European Parliament held a conference on "EU-Azerbaijan relations: New Horizons for the Partnership...
melting pot - five in the park
09.02.2012 - 11:15

Volunteering, the backbone of our society.

"Europe's future will be determined by the degree of adherence to this project, in particular by the younger generations. I think that is very important that the EPP Group focuses on the needs and opportunities offered to young people,...
Adult man pushing a handicap chair
09.02.2012 - 10:15

Tourism: EPP Group bets on accessible tourism

"Europe has started to invest in tourism as a means to help end the crisis. Its destinations, its infrastructure and its communication tools must become fully accessible to people with disabilities, so that they become tourists not only in name...
Young adult using a smart phone
08.02.2012 - 10:00

Mobile Roaming: fair pricing for consumers

The EPP Group in the European Parliament calls for fair pricing for mobile phone users. In the light of the high rates for mobile data roaming, the EPP Group held a public Hearing on 'The Future of Roaming' today. The current Roaming...
School of fish
08.02.2012 - 09:45

Atlantic Area: EU policy for the Atlantic area

Following Alain Cadec's initiative, the EU has decided to launch a policy for Atlantic regions within two years. "I have fought for more than a year for strong EU action in the Atlantic area. We will soon have instruments for an ambitious...
Wireless Networking and Security
07.02.2012 - 20:00

Broadband: investing in digitally-driven growth

Developing internet infrastructure as a way of enhancing competitiveness of the EU, as well as the challenge of implementing the Digital Agenda goals - basic broadband by 2013 and high-speed broadband by 2020 - were among the main points discussed...
word innovate
07.02.2012 - 19:45

Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011

Today, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science presented the second edition of the Innovation Union Scoreboard following the...
06.02.2012 - 19:30

Syria: we cannot turn our back on the mass killings

Commenting on the latest developments in Syria and following the veto of the UNSC Resolution on Syria, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Ioannis Kasoulides MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group, stated:...



EIN Riga
22.05.2018 - 09:24

Lech Wałęsa to receive merit award from EIN in Riga

The annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 23 to 25 May with European politicians, academics,...
Nicole Fontaine EP President at a plenary session in Strasbourg on July 1999
18.05.2018 - 21:19

Passing of N.Fontaine: a militant of the European ideal

“It is with a deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of Nicole Fontaine. After Simone Veil, the first woman elected as President of the...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
17.05.2018 - 13:22

EPP Group in favour of capping CO2 emissions for trucks

EPP Group backs Commission’s proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks, but urges that we remain realistic The EPP Group in the European...
Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief
17.05.2018 - 12:00

Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved draft legislation to step up EU disaster relief. Authored by the EPP Group’s...

Highlights of the week

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....