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Back lit money bags with euro symbol in vault
12.07.2018 - 10:37

EPP Group wants independent Monetary Fund under Union law

The EPP Group wants the planned European Monetary Fund (EMF) to be independent and integrated into Union law. "The European Stability Mechanism should be turned into a fully-fledged European Monetary Fund, provide for crisis prevention and...
Woman checking food labelling
12.07.2018 - 09:50

Dual quality of products

Products sold under the same brand name must have the same composition throughout the EU - this is the key message from the EPP Group’s Ivan Štefanec MEP, who is the Group’s spokesperson on dual-quality products. The Internal...

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Containers
30.05.2018 - 13:21

New anti-dumping laws tackle unfair trade more effectively

"To safeguard the free and rules-based trading system we stand for, we have amended the current anti-dumping and anti-subsidies regulations to become more suitable to today's global trading environment. Together with the new anti-dumping...
Bright Yellow Hardhats - closeup
29.05.2018 - 12:44

Protecting posted workers and companies

“After 27 months, we have finally done it! This revised Directive will help to improve the conditions of workers while ensuring fairer competition between European companies that will have to compete on their skills and not on the lowest bid...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
29.05.2018 - 09:12

Better work-life balance for working parents

“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender equality is a priority for the EPP Group, that is why we welcome this important step for women across...
Photo of EU-US map
28.05.2018 - 20:03

Foreign investment: EPP Group protects EU companies

The EU is about to put in place a mechanism to screen foreign investments. “Almost all EU partner countries already have a filtering mechanism. If the EU wants to maintain a favourable environment for investment, which is a source of growth,...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
24.05.2018 - 09:50

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee voted today to phase out Eurovignettes for heavy goods vehicles and vans and for interoperability of road tolling systems throughout the EU. The vote is the first in a series of big...
Security concept
23.05.2018 - 17:25

Privacy Shield needs to be improved, not abolished

The EU-US Privacy Shield offers legal certainty in free trade and the protection of data; jeopardising it now would be a step back for European businesses and citizens. However, as the European Commission has also underlined in the past, there is...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers
23.05.2018 - 10:53

€500 million towards stronger EU defence

“We have taken a first and very important step to increase cooperation in the defence industry and strengthen the competitiveness of the EU defence industry by agreeing with the Council to allocate €500 million in 2019 and 2020 to the...
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, policy-makers and opinion-shapers debating the most pressing issues currently faced by the European...
Nicole Fontaine EP President at a plenary session in Strasbourg on July 1999
18.05.2018 - 21:19

Passing of Nicole Fontaine: a militant of the European ideal

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Nicole Fontaine, former President of the European Parliament. After Simone Veil, the first woman elected as President of the European Parliament, we have lost another politician...
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 Parliament welcomes today's legislative proposal to cut CO2 emissions for trucks by 2030. "...
Freedom of expression
17.05.2018 - 09:53

Slovak police must immediately stop harassing journalists

EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber strongly condemns the behaviour of the Slovak police towards Czech investigative journalist Pavla Holcová. "I find it unacceptable that Slovak police require, under threat of a financial penalty,...
Firefighters rush
17.05.2018 - 09:39

No EU country should be left alone to face natural disasters

EPP Group backs new and improved European Civil Protection Mechanism to help Member States deal with natural disasters The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of the improved EU Civil Protection Mechanism,...
Wheat field against the blue sky
16.05.2018 - 11:51

Europe needs a strong farming policy

"New EU agricultural policy needs adequate funding and new methods to be efficient and sustainable. But let’s not fix it if it’s not broken!", said EPP Group Member Herbert Dorfmann MEP. "The basis of the new CAP must be...
Aerial view of London and the River Thames
16.05.2018 - 11:34

Brexit: no arbitrary decisions on British clearing houses

The EPP Group in the European Parliament does not want to require British-based clearing houses to relocate after Brexit, but wants more regulatory power over non-EU clearing houses if they clear transactions in Euros "If you want to do...
#DiscoverEU
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...

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01.08.2018 - 15:12

Zimbabwe elections: unlevel playing field and lack of trust

Improved political climate, inclusive participation rights and a peaceful vote, but unlevel playing field, intimidation of voters and lack of trust...
#UksLastSummer
16.07.2018 - 18:15

UKsLastSummer

The summer holidays have started! Which EU country are you going to visit this summer? Did you know that your holidays may be less hassle...
Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU
12.07.2018 - 12:00

Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU

Last year, it emerged that there were differences in the quality of food and non-food products being sold in different EU countries between, for...
Back lit money bags with euro symbol in vault
12.07.2018 - 10:37

EPP Group wants independent Monetary Fund under Union law

The EPP Group wants the planned European Monetary Fund (EMF) to be independent and integrated into Union law. "The European Stability...

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09.07.2018 - 13.07.2018
Cloud computing security

More muscle to combat threats to our networks

As threats to our vital networks and information structures are rising, we need to strengthen our ability to prevent, detect and respond to problems...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city

Better work-life balance for parents and carers

On Wednesday afternoon, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on the legislative draft Report establishing a better work-life balance...
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New audiovisual media rules

Members of the Culture and Education Committee will endorse the political agreement reached on the reform of the EU legislation on Audiovisual Media...