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09.10.2018 - 14:49

Reducing poverty through technology

EPP Group believes that digitalisation and technological innovation are strong drivers of sustainable development and inclusive growth "Digitalisation is a strong driver of development. Digital technologies and capabilities are crucial for...
09.10.2018 - 12:56

Western Balkans: good progress but still work to be done

"The countries in the Western Balkans are our close partners - geographically, historically and economically. All six have a clear European perspective - our European house will not be complete without them”, said David McAllister MEP,...

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27.03.2012 - 13:00

EU Agencies: Budget Discharge postponed for 3 Agencies

Following the proposal of Monica Macovei MEP, Rapporteur of the European Parliament for the 2010 discharge of the 24 Decentralized Agencies and 7 Joint Undertakings, the Budgetary Control Committee today postponed the discharge for 3 Agencies: the...
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23.03.2012 - 13:00

eGovernment the key to a competitive digital single market

Advanced digital services, such as eGovernment, provide tremendous opportunities for improving and modernising public services for citizens and businesses and for enhancing the efficiency and transparency of government operations", said Ioannis...
Business Data Analyzing
22.03.2012 - 12:45

MiFID: Tough rules on EU trading platforms.

The new EU Directive on Markets for Financial Instruments (MiFID) must tame the financial sector and create transparent and efficient financial markets in the EU. This is the aim of the European Parliament Rapporteur on MiFID, Markus Ferber MEP....
21.03.2012 - 12:30

Standardisation the key to strengthening the Single Market.

This Regulation is a valid tool for social and business actors: we have strengthened the rules that allow the participation of organisations representing the social interests of consumers - with due care for disabled people - unions, environmental...
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21.03.2012 - 12:30

Harmonising corporate tax base reduces costs and red tape

European companies doing business across borders will soon have to apply a common set of rules for calculating their tax base. The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted a Report by Marianne Thyssen MEP calling...
Construction worker doing measuring
21.03.2012 - 12:15

Posting of Workers Directive: better and clearer framework

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the long-awaited legislative package on the better implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC), although there are still some doubts and prerogatives that the Parliament will...
21.03.2012 - 12:15

EU Budget: Call for investment in long-term growth.

The EU budget should be redesigned to promote long-term growth. Expenditures should be directed to develop the Single Market and support research and innovation, as both have a clear European dimension. Additionally, Member States should not treat...
couple together at the beach
21.03.2012 - 12:00

Life Insurance: consumer-friendly long-term investment

Long-term investment of insurance companies ought to be better taken care of in European insurance regulation. The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopted a respective draft Directive today. "We have adopted a...
Architect using drafting table
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...
20.03.2012 - 11:45

Horizon 2020: industrial leadership an important priority

Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament and EPP Group Rapporteur for the Specific Programme implementing Horizon 2020, participated today in a public Hearing on Horizon...
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...



Esther Herranz García MEP and Nuno Melo MEP
18.10.2018 - 17:50

EPP Group promotes the role of youth in European agriculture

The EPP Group organised its fifth Congress of Young Farmers today to boost the role of young people in this crucial sector for Europe and to promote...
EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers
18.10.2018 - 17:00

EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers

The EPP Group held its fifth European Congress of Young Farmers in the European Parliament in Brussels. The number of young people taking up...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
18.10.2018 - 10:32

Capping CO2 emissions: away with dirty trucks

EPP Group wants to limit CO2 emissions from trucks Today, the Members of the Environment Committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of a...
The map of Balkans under the magnifying glass
18.10.2018 - 09:32

EPP Group supports EU ambitions of Western Balkans

The EPP Group confirmed its support for the EU ambitions of the Western Balkan countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro...

Highlights of the week

22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
Border Entry / Exit signage between UK and France

Schengen Information System

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on its final approval of the improved Schengen Information System (SIS) which locates wanted persons...
Discarded and polluting plastic garbage on sand

Reducing plastic waste

The EPP Group is in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe. The rules will be voted on in the European Parliament on Wednesday....
Young woman drinking glass of water

Safer drinking water for all

We want everyone to have access to quality water that is affordable and safe. On Tuesday, MEPs will approve changes to the new law on water safety...


18.10.2018 - 09:00

XXI Annual EPP Group intercultural dialogue with churches and religious institutions

The XXI Annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions will be held in an...