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Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
12.09.2018 - 13:03

Stopping terrorists' access to financing

The EPP Group insists on improved controls of cash at Europe's external borders to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The European Parliament today approved new regulations in this regard. New forms and means of financing used...
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP
12.09.2018 - 12:39

State of the Union: we want a Europe of the people

“Europe is back. Europe is much more robust than four years ago. We overcame those tough times together. With your cool head, dear Jean-Claude Juncker, your determination and your sincere heart for Europe, you defended the unity of our...

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Business conference
26.04.2018 - 17:17

Fit for the digital era - new audiovisual media rules

"With this negotiation result with the Member States, we have now finally established a fair, level playing field by adapting some important rules to internet media services which were formerly only applicable to traditional television",...
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
25.04.2018 - 12:01

Clear asylum rules guarantee protection for those in need

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a step forward to ensure a fair and efficient asylum procedure. Jeroen Lenaers MEP, the EPP Group...
Woman with cancer wearing scarf
25.04.2018 - 09:32

EPP Group to double EU spending on cancer

The EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024, committing itself to fighting cancer. The biggest group in the European Parliament will present its position paper on cancer today, committing itself to making the fight...
Row of parked cars
25.04.2018 - 09:18

EU should act against mileage tampering on second-hand cars

Today, the European Parliament’s Transport Committee called for resolute action from the European Commission against mileage fraud in Europe. The EPP Group Shadow Rapporteur Georges Bach MEP said: “It is unacceptable that many car buyers...
Money laundering
19.04.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system will become more transparent. New risks through virtual currencies will be addressed. We are fighting...
Jan Kuciak's commemoration
19.04.2018 - 09:46

What has the Slovak Government done to protect journalists

Today, the plenary of the European Parliament (EP) paid tribute to the memory and legacy of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnirova in its Resolution on Slovakia. Highlighting the events that...
Exhaust pipe
18.04.2018 - 16:15

European Parliament stops Dieselgate from happening again

"The public rightly expects us to fix the Dieselgate loopholes." Ivan Štefanec MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Type Approval “I am very pleased that after a year of joint efforts and thorough negotiations with Member States we...
Money Stacks on Bills
18.04.2018 - 13:13

Discharges 2016: call for faster and better spending

The European Parliament welcomes the decrease of errors in payments from the EU budget. The Report on the annual approval process of how EU taxpayers’ money is spent was adopted in plenary today. In his Discharge Report, EPP Group MEP Joachim...
Trash
18.04.2018 - 12:18

Circular Economy - making the most of waste

The circular economy means that we need to change our thinking from the ‘buy-use-throw away’ model to a more sustainable culture. The life cycle of a product needs to be planned from the manufacturing until the end of its use, and...
European Commission
18.04.2018 - 12:14

Commission must review its rules for nominations

“The European Commission should review its administrative procedure for the appointment of senior officials to ensure transparency, integrity and equal opportunities by the end of the year”, said Inge Gräßle MEP, Chairwoman of...
Real Estate Market
17.04.2018 - 13:43

Saving energy in buildings good for the wallet and climate

The European Parliament has confirmed the agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). “A more efficient use of energy in our buildings will benefit both the climate and the wallets of...
Emmanuel Macron
17.04.2018 - 11:58

Let's build a true parliamentary democracy in Europe

The President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron debated the future of Europe with the European Parliament today. Speaking on behalf of the EPP Group, its Chairman Manfred Weber welcomed President Macron’s clear pro-European stance....
Gavel and european union flag
11.04.2018 - 13:58

New deal for consumers: class action lawsuits raise doubts

"Class actions do not necessarily increase consumer protection. Only if they are done in the right way will individual consumers effectively get redress“, said Andreas Schwab MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament's...
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages
11.04.2018 - 09:56

We reject renationalisation of CAP

“The new CAP must set itself ambitious targets”, says EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, draftsman of the Parliament’s Report on the Future of Food and Farming. “Increased subsidiarity is welcome as it could give more...
Lyon
09.04.2018 - 11:10

Discussing the EU's security in Lyon

How to improve security in the European Union will be the key theme of the EPP Group's Bureau meeting in Lyon, France, from 12-13 April 2018.  “As recent tragic events in France have shown, guaranteeing Europeans' security is a...

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24.09.2018 - 17:23

EPP Group wants to get investment firms ready for Brexit

Markus Ferber MEP: make sure that British investment firms remain subject to EU regime The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary...
Combines harvesting wheat
20.09.2018 - 10:37

Pesticides: science mustn't be guided by politics

In a draft Report released today, the EPP Group insists on a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation. "We need to further...
pharmacy
13.09.2018 - 12:40

Dual Quality Products: what you see is what you should get

The European Parliament today proposed concrete measures to solve the problem of quality differences between products sold under the same brand and...
Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, Future of Europe
13.09.2018 - 12:30

Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, Future of Europe

The European Parliament has approved legislation to help online content creators earn their fair share through a stronger EU copyright law. It also...

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24.09.2018 - 28.09.2018
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Cohesion Policy after 2020

The EPP Group will hold a public hearing on 'Cohesion Policy post-2020: Investments and solidarity in the context of the new EU budget', on...
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2019 EU Budget Committee vote

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Budgets Committee will vote on the 2019 EU Budget, ahead of the vote scheduled for the October II plenary session. Jos...
A heap of old collectors and vintage coins

Stopping illegal trafficking of cultural goods

The black market of antiquities and cultural goods constitutes one of the most persistent illegal trades in the world. For the moment, there is no EU...