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Trash
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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Brexit
13.03.2018 - 11:55

UK red lines have consequences

“Brexit is bad for all of us. The negotiations are now about limiting the damage”, said Elmar Brok MEP, EPP Group Brexit Spokesman and Member of the EP’s Brexit Steering Group, in the plenary debate this morning on the future...
Working with virtual screen
08.03.2018 - 10:24

FinTech: enabling European innovators to stay in Europe

“We have seen it too many times. European start-ups choose to leave for the US because it is easier to grow their businesses there. Today’s Commission proposal on crowdfunding platforms is an initial step to change this. By not having to...
EPP Group Bureau Meeting Valencia
06.03.2018 - 10:26

EPP Group to discuss innovation in Valencia

The Bureau of the EPP Group will meet on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March in Valencia (Spain) to discuss innovation in the European economy, with special focus on agriculture. The EPP Group considers that the EU needs a wake-up call on innovation in...
Young woman in a train station
05.03.2018 - 11:35

Mariya Gabriel to present roadmap to end roaming in Balkans

The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will present a roadmap for lowering roaming charges in the countries of the Western Balkans at an EPP Group Conference hosted by Andrey Kovatchev MEP and European Parliament...
British Pound map
01.03.2018 - 10:12

EPP Group wants to look into post-Brexit tax competition

Burkhard Balz MEP: The age of national egoism in tax policy must come to an end/Questions to Slovak authorities on murder of journalist Jan Kuciak "Parliament’s new tax committee will look into Britain's post-Brexit role in tax...
A bee on a flower
01.03.2018 - 09:57

Safeguarding European honey production

Determined measures are needed to safeguard European honey production, according to EPP Group MEP Norbert Erdős whose Report on the prospects and challenges of European apiculture is voted today in plenary. "The cornerstone of the Report is...
euro coin
28.02.2018 - 16:12

EPP Group backs crisis-proof Euro

At its meeting today, the Members of the EPP Group adopted the Group 's Position Paper on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union. "The positive economic developments in the Euro area show that the EPP political family was right in...
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 transparency in the European Union. The 2014 lead candidate process was an important step towards that end....
Enlargement
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 ‘juste retour’ and ‘I want my money back’”, stated José Manuel...
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 in case of faulty goods. This is the main achievement of the law on contracts for the online and...
Social media web sites
21.02.2018 - 17:41

Parliament pushes forward with plan for digital tax

On the initiative of the EPP Group, the European Parliament is the first EU Institution to come forward with a concrete plan to tax digital giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. "Without Europe-wide rules on how to tax digital...
High voltage post
21.02.2018 - 11:43

Creating a true EU electricity market to benefit consumers

“We want to do away with heavy state subsidies and instead let the market do the job of supplying industries and households with affordable and secure energy inside the EU”, said the EPP Group Spokesman in the Industry Committee, Kri...
Black quadcopter drone in sky
21.02.2018 - 10:33

EU kicks off defence industry investments with 500 million

“Increased EU cooperation in the defence industry will strengthen the competitiveness of the EU defence industry on a global scale. It will also strengthen our capability to defend our countries and citizens, improve our strategic autonomy,...
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...
justice
07.02.2018 - 15:01

Romanian Socialists won elections, not power over judiciary

The attempts of the Romanian Government to silence the judiciary and favour corruption over justice will be debated by the European Parliament today. It is time for the EU to stand by tens of thousands of Romanians protesting against the worst rule...

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Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU
25.04.2018 - 15:10

Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU

MEPs are calling for a crackdown on producers of everything from food to cosmetics to baby products that are selling varying quality at different...
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
25.04.2018 - 12:01

Clear asylum rules guarantee protection for those in need

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a...
Woman with cancer wearing scarf
25.04.2018 - 09:32

EPP Group to double EU spending on cancer

The EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024, committing itself to fighting cancer. The biggest group in the European...
Row of parked cars
25.04.2018 - 09:18

EU should act against mileage tampering on second-hand cars

Today, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee called for resolute action from the European Commission against mileage fraud in Europe....

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23.04.2018 - 27.04.2018
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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...
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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...