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Tax evasion
21.03.2018 - 11:37

EPP Group wants to tax digital business where the user is

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech giants The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today's legislative proposals to tax digital tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Spotify. "...
gas pipe line
21.03.2018 - 10:48

Gas pipelines coming into EU have to comply with EU rules

"Far too often, gas supply has been used as a political weapon. We cannot ‘disarm’ the impure intentions of others but we can arm ourselves with full legal clarity and consistency of existing legislation. This is what our Energy...

Press releases

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...
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,...
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...



Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU
22.03.2018 - 13:30

Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU

The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism held a public hearing on the rights of victims of terrorism. In 2016 and 2017,...
Construction worker doing measuring
21.03.2018 - 15:09

Services e-card: EPP Group calls for holistic approach

Simplifying the provision of services for SMEs in the Single Market is one of the most important priorities of the EPP Group. However, the Commission...
EU puzzle
21.03.2018 - 12:30

Align European semester with national budget cycles

In order to better coordinate economic policies, the European Semester should be aligned with the budgetary calendars of national parliaments, say...
Tax evasion
21.03.2018 - 11:37

EPP Group wants to tax digital business where the user is

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech giants The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today...

Highlights of the week

26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018
European Commission

Commission discharge 2016

"The European Parliament should not play small-time political games with the Commission discharge and stop talks about postponing its approval...
Engineer in nuclear power station

Work-related cancers: approving stringent prevention measures

Members of the Employment Committee will vote on Tuesday on the proposal regarding the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to...