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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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Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
26.10.2017 - 12:26

Zero tolerance for sexual harassment

“Up to 55% of women in the EU have been sexually harassed. This has to stop. Women need to feel safe in any working environment, they need to know that they can come forward with their testimonies and that they will be protected from their...
Venezuela Elections 2015
26.10.2017 - 11:09

Sakharov Prize goes to Venezuela Opposition

'"The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their dignity”, said José Ignacio...
Home floating on a life preserver
26.10.2017 - 09:30

Securitisations: turning poison into a remedy

European Parliament adopts new rules for reselling of debt claims - "We must stop rewrapping and rewrapping" "We want to remedy what has been turned into poison", said Othmar Karas MEP, explaining the new rules for...
Burning trees in the forest
25.10.2017 - 17:50

Time for a real European Civil Protection Force

“This year, the wave of fires in Portugal had tragic consequences. In the European Union, we suffer together with any other Member State which is a victim of the consequences of earthquakes, floods and many other disasters to which we are...
Tax Haven
25.10.2017 - 17:16

Citizenship for sale must be stopped

All citizenship for sale programmes in the EU must be stopped. "It is unbelievable that Prime Minister Muscat is still actively advertising the Golden Visa Programme. The Maltese Government has a very questionable reputation anyway these days,...
traveling
25.10.2017 - 16:24

Miles no more: comparing airline prices getting expensive

During a debate this evening, the EPP Group will denounce a practice by some airlines which is driving up prices of European air travel on booking sites. In a cross-party Oral Question to the European Commission initiated by Claudia Monteiro de...
money house
25.10.2017 - 13:15

A 2018 EU Budget for European citizens

“We believe that the EU Budget is a budget for European citizens and we put them at its core," said Siegfried Mureşan MEP, General Rapporteur for the 2018 EU Budget, and Manfred Weber, EPP Group Chairman, after the European Parliament...
Engineer in nuclear power station
25.10.2017 - 12:02

Work-related cancers: EP approves prevention measures

Every year, more than 100,000 people in Europe die from work-related cancers. Today, MEPs will approve an agreement struck with the Member States to strengthen the rules concerning carcinogens and mutagens at work. Claude Rolin MEP negotiated this...
Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia
24.10.2017 - 19:40

Daphne Caruana’s case: EU must act on rule of law in Malta

The European Parliament is now discussing with the Commission and the Council’s Presidency the worsening situation of media freedom in Malta, which escalated last week with the murder of Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia...
Security concept
24.10.2017 - 18:43

EPP Group asks for review of ePrivacy mandate

The EPP Group joins the call for a plenary vote on the mandate adopted by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on a new ePrivacy proposal Roberta Metsola, the EPP Group LIBE Coordinator, explained on behalf of the...
Roundup
24.10.2017 - 11:03

Glyphosate: EPP Group for limited renewal

Prior to today's vote on glyphosate in the European Parliament, the EPP Group calls on Member States to find a solution Prior to the vote in the European Parliament on an objection to the European Commission's proposal to renew the use of...
Successful financial plans
23.10.2017 - 16:56

Social Pillar: preparing EU social security for tomorrow

"Today, the European Institutions took a step forward to grant all Europeans equal access to the job market, fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection", declared Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP, EPP Group Spokesman,...
Young agricultural worker posing in a cowshed
19.10.2017 - 16:36

EPP Group supports young farmers

The 4th edition of the European Congress of Young Farmers took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 18 and 19, in the context of a joint initiative by the Portuguese EPP Group MEP Nuno Melo and the Portuguese Farmers Confederation...
Security concept
19.10.2017 - 11:09

ePrivacy and digital innovation must be in balance

ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro-innovation and future-proof. The compromise package on the ePrivacy Directive presented in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties,...
International Travel
19.10.2017 - 09:07

ETIAS: closing the information gap on arrivals in the EU

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), which assesses possible security risks of visa-free travellers to the EU, was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs....

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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...
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...
Enlargement
17.01.2018 - 13:28

It’s either an ambitious Europe or no Europe at all

Speaking in plenary today during the debates with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Manfred Weber, Chairman...

Highlights of the week

22.01.2018 - 26.01.2018
Exhaust pipe

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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31.01.2018 - 16:30

The Pan-European Personal Pension Product

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