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Brexit Direction Sign
12.10.2017 - 17:10

Brexit talks: UK government must get a grip on exit bill

There is growing unease in the EPP Group in the European Parliament on the progress in the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK: "I welcome the fact that further progress has been made in the fifth round of the Brexit...
Real Estate Market
11.10.2017 - 10:32

Energy-saving buildings good for the climate and your wallet

"Europeans and their buildings must contribute to a sustainable European energy system. To do so, we must give our citizens the right tools and incentives to make their buildings more energy efficient. It will benefit individual households...

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Climate change
14.06.2017 - 12:52

Climate Change: Europe unites behind Paris deal

Europe unites against US pulling out of the climate change accord, says Paris Agreement will survive Trump The European Parliament today adopted legislation implementing its 2030 emissions reduction targets for the agriculture, transport,...
European energy efficiency classification
13.06.2017 - 12:46

Energy Efficiency Label: popular colour scheme revamped

From green to orange, through to red. This is the colour scale of the established energy label for easy consumer orientation in assessing the energy efficiency of household appliances. Despite the great popularity of the stickers, the European...
Reporting standards
12.06.2017 - 09:05

Tax Transparency: Socialists discriminating against EU firms

EPP Group wants multi-national companies to disclose profit shifting to low tax countries Dariusz Rosati MEP, the EPP Group's negotiator on new tax transparency rules for multi-national companies, has accused European Socialists of...
Priorities for the European Parliament
07.06.2017 - 14:47

Terrorism: EPP and ALDE Groups want a special committee

The Chairmen of the EPP and ALDE Groups want to set up a special committee in the European Parliament as soon as possible to examine what is needed to improve Europe's anti-terror cooperation. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said: "We...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
07.06.2017 - 11:58

Countdown to a Common European Defence Union has begun

"Action is needed instead of words. If we want to protect the EU and its citizens we have to act now and start implementing already-agreed plans making Europe autonomous in terms of defence", said Michael Gahler MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on...
map of Balkans
05.06.2017 - 13:17

EPP Group takes stock of situation in Western Balkans

For the sixth time the EPP Group gathers MEPs, other EU politicians and political leaders from the Western Balkans close to our political family to take stock of the challenges before them on path towards Europe. The Western Balkans are facing...
glass globe in hand
02.06.2017 - 09:28

Trump and Paris Deal: Accord will survive US President

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change has been met with regret by the EPP Group in the European Parliament. “Trump's decision is a sad one, but I am certain that the Paris Agreement...
Hand Choosing an E-Book vs. Paper Books from a Bookshelf
01.06.2017 - 12:39

Online books and papers will soon be cheaper

E-books and other online publications, such as online papers and magazines, will soon become cheaper. Today, the European Parliament approved a new proposal to change European VAT legislation regarding online books, newspapers and magazines. Tom...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
01.06.2017 - 12:16

Eradicate poverty with coordinated policy and partnerships

“The international situation has changed considerably since the adoption of the last consensus in 2006. We now face new challenges but also have new tools and new possibilities”, said Bogdan Wenta MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on...
Woman using her cell phone
01.06.2017 - 11:48

More muscle needed for 5G mobile networks

“5G is more than a mobile revolution. It will be an engine for change, bringing disruptive innovation across industries, developing business models and creating new quality networks (Very High Capacity Networks) and high-quality services...
EU and Ukraine
01.06.2017 - 09:53

Ukraine: EU offers additional help by easing trade

MEPs have given their backing to the granting of additional trade facilitation for Ukraine in order to address the difficult economic situation in the country and to support its economic reform efforts. When adopted, these measures include zero...
Climate change
31.05.2017 - 17:24

Whatever the decision, Paris Agreement will survive Trump

"Whatever his decision, the Paris Agreement will survive Donald Trump because the rest of the world will continue and stick to its commitment. The agreement will not only survive Trump but, as a cornerstone of international climate policy, will...
Protesters in Venezuela
31.05.2017 - 15:00

Weber to Julio Borges: support to overcome Venezuelan crisis

The EPP Group Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, expressed his support today to the Speaker of the Venezuelan Parliament, Julio Borges, to enable Venezuela to overcome the serious crisis it is experiencing in a peaceful and...
rush hour traffic at night on multiple lane highway
31.05.2017 - 13:56

Mobility Package: Europe, start your engines

Today, the European Commission presented a crucial legislative package which will fight the disintegration of the transport market in Europe and address concerns regarding the working conditions of drivers. The EPP Group warmly welcomes these...
euros
31.05.2017 - 13:32

Strengthen Eurozone so it can stand on its own two feet

"If we want to strengthen Europe and protect it in the current context of international tensions, it is crucial to take new steps towards more stability. Europe needs to be able to stand on its own two feet. This also applies to economic and...

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Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification
19.10.2017 - 17:00

Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the...
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...
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...
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...

Highlights of the week

23.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
State of the Union debate

Brexit on the agenda for EU leaders

On Wednesday, MEPs will debate the results of the European Council of 19-20 October which focused on migration, defence, foreign affairs and...
Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Shadows over media freedom in Malta

Following the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and upon the request of the EPP Group, MEPs will debate the protection...
Protests in Venezuela

Decision on the 2017 Sakharov Prize finalist

On Thursday, the Conference of Presidents will elect the winner of this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The EPP Group (together...