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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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European Commission
26.03.2018 - 16:36

Commission 2016 accounts: funding improvements needed

“We are heading for a new funding period and we need to work vigorously to finish the next Multiannual Financial Framework before next year’s elections,” says Joachim Zeller, EPP Group Member and Rapporteur on the European...
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 proposal establishing a European Services e-card and the related administrative facilities did not...
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 MEPs in a Report aimed at increasing national parliaments’ involvement in European decision-...
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...
Isolated Airplane
20.03.2018 - 09:36

EU reinforces protection for home-grown airlines

The Transport Committee has voted by a strong majority in favour of a new trade defence instrument to protect European airlines from unfair competition from abroad. EPP Group Rapporteur Markus Pieper said: "The new regulation - Safeguarding...
Cropped image of female nurse injecting male patient at hospital
20.03.2018 - 09:36

MEPs warn EU countries to fight anti-vaccination trend

Vaccine hesitancy in Europe is growing. EPP Group calls on Member States to stop the trend. Today, Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee are to call on Member States to adopt a more active approach towards combating...
Bright Yellow Hardhats - closeup
19.03.2018 - 21:19

Towards better rules for companies and posted workers

"This agreement reflects the social, economic and political reality of the European Union. It provides a clear direction towards a more social Europe, with fairer competition between companies and better rights for workers,” said...
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 countervailing duty established in November 2017 of 4.47%. The European Parliament votes today on a Motion...
Handshake
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 taxpayers’ money. Following the brutal murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, the EP...
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 on the objection to the Union list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI). “I’m glad...
Industrial Laborer
14.03.2018 - 12:02

Trade: let's talk about the actual problem - China

"We are united as Europeans and want to take a united stance when it comes to addressing US tariffs and customs duties on steel and aluminium. The trade measures taken by the US against the EU are not justified in our view. Which security...
Social media web sites
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...

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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...
Business woman working on desk
12.09.2018 - 13:31

EPP Group leads EP in protection of independent journalism

The European Parliament stands behind journalists, creators, authors, publishers and legitimate copyright right-holders. This is the outcome of today...
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...

Highlights of the week

10.09.2018 - 14.09.2018
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group

The State of the Union

Members of the European Parliament and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will hold the annual State of the Union debate on...
Protect creativity without creating borders

Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On Tuesday 11 September, members of the European Parliament will hold a debate on the long-awaited copyright reform. The file has returned to the...
Woman checking food labelling

Dual quality products: what you see is what you should get

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on a Report that will propose measures to solve the problem of quality differences between products...