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EU - Russia
17.01.2018 - 15:10

Preventing Russian interference with European elections

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late in preparing for. Disinformation and propaganda campaigns are a threat to the security of Member...
Containers
17.01.2018 - 12:21

EP aims to stop misuse of exported European dual-use tech

"Export controls on dual-use items must be strict and proportionate. In the vote today, we are focusing on stricter control for the goods with the largest human rights risks while making it simpler to export products with lesser risks, such as...

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Two kids with shovel in the field
29.11.2017 - 17:55

The pillars of CAP must stand firm

“Maintaining the two-pillar structure is essential for the CAP”, said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ Communication....
Energy
28.11.2017 - 11:31

Target for renewables good for both climate and growth

"I am delighted that we were able to reach an agreement that delivers a broad majority in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee in favour of boosting renewable energy deployment in the EU. These negotiations were not easy, but I am lucky...
Sachertorte - Chocolate cake
28.11.2017 - 11:00

EPP Group against restricting dietary choices for diabetics

EPP Group objects to European Commission proposal to ban sweeteners in fine bakery Today, the EPP Group in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted against the Commission's proposal intended to remove sweeteners such as...
Real Estate Market
27.11.2017 - 10:29

EPP Group denounce utopian approach to energy savings

Setting up unrealistic targets will brutally affect the EU's main climate policy tool - the Emissions Trading System (ETS) “The effective use of energy is one of the best ways to save energy and meet the ambitions of the Energy Union in...
Flooded house in flood waters
23.11.2017 - 15:09

Better response to and prevention of natural disasters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU civil protection response reserve of civil protection assets, fully covered by EU financing, which...
Young plant
22.11.2017 - 10:10

Omnibus: much-needed adjustments to EU farming policy

The much-needed adjustments of the mid-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) through the so-called Omnibus Regulation are on their way: "We have made a necessary breakthrough to adjust key elements across the agricultural policy...
Online shopping with digital tablet
21.11.2017 - 11:07

Digital Single Market: ending unjustified geo-blocking

European Parliament reaches provisional agreement with Council and Commission that would end geo-blocking for physical goods “This means the end of discrimination of consumers buying physical goods online in the European Single Market....
photo of application icons
21.11.2017 - 10:39

Consumer-friendly rules in the digital environment

MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee...
Cinema
21.11.2017 - 10:08

Future of European cinema should not be jeopardised

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee will vote today on modifications to the SatCab Directive. A draft Regulation with new rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights for certain online transmissions and retransmissions...
Industrial Laborer
15.11.2017 - 13:03

Shaping globalisation: protecting jobs against dumping

The EU is currently updating its anti-dumping law to counter unfair trade practices by third countries. "We need a better mechanism to protect jobs and our European industry against dumped and subsidised products. The agreement on the draft law...
Enlargement
15.11.2017 - 12:55

Eastern Partnership: summit should be forward-looking

"The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more...
Daphne Caruana Galizia
14.11.2017 - 14:42

A rule-of-law dialogue with Malta must start immediately

During this afternoon’s plenary debate on developments in Malta under the current government, the EPP Group will request the immediate launch of a rule-of-law dialogue with Maltese authorities to investigate the killing of Daphne Caruana...
Climate change
09.11.2017 - 08:08

CO2 emissions: EU finalises ETS reform

The EU has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals. Late last night, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers reached a final agreement on a thorough...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
08.11.2017 - 12:25

Mobility: realistic emission targets bring us cleaner cars

”Cars have become much cleaner and we want them to become even cleaner in the future. Therefore, we welcome realistic proposals to further lower CO2 levels from car emissions until 2030 with room for the automotive sector to adjust and choose...
two police officers doing a traffic control
06.11.2017 - 14:00

Information on terrorists for law enforcement in all EU

Improvements in the Schengen Information System which will guarantee more security in Europe without internal borders will be voted on today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Carlos Coelho...

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Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU
23.01.2018 - 16:30

Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU

The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union...
Plenary vote
23.01.2018 - 10:56

EP reduces size after Brexit

Today, the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee voted on the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27...
EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy
18.01.2018 - 13:15

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister...
Kids
18.01.2018 - 11:27

Cross-border divorces: focus on the interest of the child

“Besides placement in a foster family or care institution, judges should have the possibility to entrust a child to other members of the family...

Highlights of the week

22.01.2018 - 26.01.2018
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Car emission controls: ensuring Dieselgate doesn't happen again

The Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will approve on Tuesday the agreement on the new rules of type-approval and...
European Parliament

Composition of the European Parliament after Brexit

The Parliament has the right of initiative for a European Council decision on the allocation of seats in the EP for the next legislative period. On...
German Federal Police Test New Biometric Border Control

Improving exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records

The extension of the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) to third country nationals will be voted by the Committee on Civil...

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