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word budget
13.03.2018 - 15:24

We want a budget that reflects European citizens' needs

“The MFF should reflect EU priorities, respond to the aspirations and concerns of EU citizens, demonstrate EU solidarity and its readiness to strengthen competitiveness, security and sustainability, as well as social, territorial and economic...
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...

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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...
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...
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...
Palm growing from pile of euros
06.11.2017 - 13:04

Paradise Papers: Large-scale lack of responsibility

EPP Group calls for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering "Normal citizens and companies pay taxes. The new leaks show once again the organised, large-scale lack of responsibility of some who do...
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...



Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation
15.03.2018 - 11:45

Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation

During the European Parliament’s March plenary session, MEPs approved a Resolution on future EU-UK relations after Brexit and debated the EU...
Olive oil
15.03.2018 - 09:49

Spanish olives under US attack

In January, the US Department of Commerce imposed an unjustified anti-dumping customs duty on Spanish olives of more than 17.13 %, following a...
14.03.2018 - 16:10

Protection of journalists equals freedom and good governance

Investigative journalists are of crucial value to society as they reveal bad administration, fraud, corruption and other types of mismanagement of...
High voltage post
14.03.2018 - 12:45

Greens jeopardise key infrastructure energy projects

Statement by Krišjānis Kariņš MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee, after the vote in Plenary...

Highlights of the week

19.03.2018 - 23.03.2018
Attacks in Paris, France

Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU

22 March marks the 2-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The Special Committee on Terrorism will organise two hearings on...
Nord Stream2

Making gas from outside the EU comply with Energy Union goals

The current Gas Directive will be updated to apply not only to the internal gas market in the EU, but also to gas pipelines that arrive in the EU...

Europe-wide rules on how to tax Facebook, Amazon & Co

The European Commission will make a formal law proposal for a digital tax on Wednesday. This comes one week after Parliament, on the initiative of...