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Anaconda, polish helicopters
19.06.2018 - 10:11

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly common approach. Member States are used to working together on a country-by-country basis on defence issues, but in the current state of world affairs,...
Isolated Airplane
12.06.2018 - 12:56

European aviation standards ready for the 21st century

Today, the European Parliament finally adopted a long-awaited reform of European aviation rules, through the mandate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The vote gives the European aviation authorities powers to certify all safety-related...

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14.03.2018 - 10:50

We urge Finance Ministers: stop blocking harmonised tax base

European Parliament first EU Institution to adopt concrete plan to tax digital giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon "National Finance Ministers cannot ignore that a majority of citizens wants to tackle the problem of multi-national...
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...
Brexit
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...
Working with virtual screen
08.03.2018 - 10:24

FinTech: enabling European innovators to stay in Europe

“We have seen it too many times. European start-ups choose to leave for the US because it is easier to grow their businesses there. Today’s Commission proposal on crowdfunding platforms is an initial step to change this. By not having to...
EPP Group Bureau Meeting Valencia
06.03.2018 - 10:26

EPP Group to discuss innovation in Valencia

The Bureau of the EPP Group will meet on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March in Valencia (Spain) to discuss innovation in the European economy, with special focus on agriculture. The EPP Group considers that the EU needs a wake-up call on innovation in...
Young woman in a train station
05.03.2018 - 11:35

Mariya Gabriel to present roadmap to end roaming in Balkans

The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will present a roadmap for lowering roaming charges in the countries of the Western Balkans at an EPP Group Conference hosted by Andrey Kovatchev MEP and European Parliament...
British Pound map
01.03.2018 - 10:12

EPP Group wants to look into post-Brexit tax competition

Burkhard Balz MEP: The age of national egoism in tax policy must come to an end/Questions to Slovak authorities on murder of journalist Jan Kuciak "Parliament’s new tax committee will look into Britain's post-Brexit role in tax...
A bee on a flower
01.03.2018 - 09:57

Safeguarding European honey production

Determined measures are needed to safeguard European honey production, according to EPP Group MEP Norbert Erdős whose Report on the prospects and challenges of European apiculture is voted today in plenary. "The cornerstone of the Report is...
euro coin
28.02.2018 - 16:12

EPP Group backs crisis-proof Euro

At its meeting today, the Members of the EPP Group adopted the Group 's Position Paper on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union. "The positive economic developments in the Euro area show that the EPP political family was right in...
Man voting on elections in Europe
23.02.2018 - 17:59

People should know who can become the Commission President

"Europe should not be an elite project. It must become more of a project for the people again. This is why we need more democracy and transparency in the European Union. The 2014 lead candidate process was an important step towards that end....
Enlargement
22.02.2018 - 11:39

End rebate logic - we all benefit from EU budget

“The EU budget must be strengthened without penalising taxpayers. Post-2020, we have to stop rebates, compensations and end the logic of ‘juste retour’ and ‘I want my money back’”, stated José Manuel...
Online shopping with digital tablet
22.02.2018 - 10:10

Shop like at home

Whether buying online or offline from another EU Member State, European consumers will in the future be entitled to a harmonised level oF protection in case of faulty goods. This is the main achievement of the law on contracts for the online and...
Social media web sites
21.02.2018 - 17:41

Parliament pushes forward with plan for digital tax

On the initiative of the EPP Group, the European Parliament is the first EU Institution to come forward with a concrete plan to tax digital giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. "Without Europe-wide rules on how to tax digital...
High voltage post
21.02.2018 - 11:43

Creating a true EU electricity market to benefit consumers

“We want to do away with heavy state subsidies and instead let the market do the job of supplying industries and households with affordable and secure energy inside the EU”, said the EPP Group Spokesman in the Industry Committee, Kri...
Black quadcopter drone in sky
21.02.2018 - 10:33

EU kicks off defence industry investments with 500 million

“Increased EU cooperation in the defence industry will strengthen the competitiveness of the EU defence industry on a global scale. It will also strengthen our capability to defend our countries and citizens, improve our strategic autonomy,...

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21.06.2018 - 14:25

EPP Group wants black list of uncooperative companies

Offshore legal services provider Appleby and Baker McKenzie refuses to appear in Tax Evasion Committee "The lack of cooperation by certain...
Empowering Europeans’ petition drives
21.06.2018 - 10:45

Empowering Europeans’ petition drives

In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens...
MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation
20.06.2018 - 16:15

MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation

In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital...
Cow eating grass
20.06.2018 - 16:02

Reducing risks of antibiotic resistance for humans

"This is a big step for public health. We will reduce the consumption of antibiotics in farm animals, which are an important source of...

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25.06.2018 - 29.06.2018
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EPP Group prioritises fight against cancer

The EPP Group will hold a conference discussing solutions in the fight against cancer. Cancer is one of the main health challenges many Europeans...
Facebook

Facebook under scrutiny once again

After the hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the first hearing within the LIBE, AFCO, JURI and ITRE Committees, a second hearing will...
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Situation in Hungary

Members of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on the Report on the situation in Hungary. The vote will take place on...