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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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Life jackets for refugees going to Greece
25.04.2017 - 12:16

Unifying standards for the reception of asylum seekers

Reform of European Asylum System: MEPs want access to the labour market after two months A new law on EU standards for the reception of applicants for international protection was adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on...
Surfing on the Internet
25.04.2017 - 10:56

Europe to invest in free public Wi-Fi

"We need to meet the growing demand of connectivity from Europe’s citizens." "I am pleased that the plans to invest in thousands of public Wi-Fi access points throughout the European Union has broad backing in the European...
I'm so furious
25.04.2017 - 09:56

Geo-blocking should not obstruct cross-border trade

Internal Market Committee supports ban on unjustified geo-blocking, strengthening the European Commission’s proposal from last year. The EPP Group is in favour of limiting geo-blocking so that consumers can download music from applications...
Human Hand Holding The New Apple Tv Siri Remote
25.04.2017 - 09:48

EPP Group wants content quota and ad cuts for Netflix & Co

MEPs harmonise media rules for TV and internet The update of the old Audiovisual Services Directive will further harmonise the rules for classical television and the rising online media platforms. "The usage behaviour has fundamentally...
Minsk, Belarus
06.04.2017 - 12:33

Belarus: detained peaceful protesters must be freed

“We call for the immediate release of all peaceful protesters and warn that in the event of repeated harsh reactions towards media representatives, democratic opposition and citizens, the EU may consider reintroducing targeted sanctions which...
Venezuela strikes
05.04.2017 - 18:34

Venezuela: Maduro responsible for actions against Parliament

The EPP Group will today denounce Nicolas Maduro's government for inspiring the unconstitutional actions of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the Attorney General and urge that the Parliament (Asamblea Nacional) regain its powers and prerogatives...
Visa Stamps
05.04.2017 - 15:06

Finally, visa-free travel for Ukrainians

The European Parliament will vote tomorrow to adopt the Report for the Visa Liberalisation of Ukrainian citizens. They will be able to travel visa-free in the EU (except in Ireland and the UK) for up to 90 days within a 180-day period for leisure,...
Defibrillator
05.04.2017 - 12:42

Safer medical products for Europeans

The European Parliament adopted tougher EU standards on medical products today. There will be tighter controls of the safety of products, such as breast implants, not only prior to authorisation, but also as unannounced inspections later at the...
Erasmus+
05.04.2017 - 12:26

MFF revision: €6 billion to reinforce key EU programmes

“We are delighted to have adopted the first ever mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) which will guarantee a better budgetary system for the remaining years of the current perspective. We have created more space for...
Brexit
05.04.2017 - 11:20

Brexit: you can't have a better deal outside the EU than in

“Our message is clear: we first negotiate the divorce, then we talk about the future Treaty; we need to put an end to the uncertainty in which citizens concerned are living. And finally, the Northern Ireland question is important”, said...
Mechanic with checklist in car workshop
04.04.2017 - 13:07

Car emissions: high fines will deter carmakers from cheating

”We want to put in place a system of penalties for fraudulent behaviour with fines that are dissuasive and contribute to funding for specific EU projects and programmes that will improve air quality. After all, the problems with harmful...
Flood defences
04.04.2017 - 10:48

Despite Brexit, EP to back solidarity aid to the UK

“The European Union is mobilising €60 million in aid for the damage caused by the floods in the UK. This confirms the solidarity of the EU through its budget”, stated José Manuel Fernandes MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the...
Brexit
29.03.2017 - 13:34

Brexit: EU citizens' interests are our priority

"The triggering of Article 50 by the UK Government finally puts an end to 9 months of uncertainty following the Brexit referendum. Now negotiations can start quickly and without further delay", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP...
Valletta, Malta
27.03.2017 - 14:48

Let us succeed together: EPP Group Study Days, Malta

As Brexit talks start to materialise, the EPP Group looks to the future with a steely determination to succeed together as one Union. Fiscal stability, economic prosperity, the Southern Neighbourhood, fighting money laundering and tax evasion are...
Backpackers girl waiting for the train
27.03.2017 - 12:36

Commission’s Interrail proposal: a missed opportunity

“The European Commission could have used the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome to present an original and ambitious proposal that will make people enthusiastic about Europe again. It could have been the signal of a new...

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Daphne Caruana Galizia
17.10.2017 - 15:25

Daphne Caruana Galizia: EPP Group calls for full inquiry

"The murder of prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta is tragic proof that the concerns regarding the...
worker
16.10.2017 - 17:51

Breakthrough in EU legislation on posting of workers

“Today, after 18 months of intensive negotiations, we have set up a common position on the posting of workers with clear rights for the more...
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: ...
Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices
12.10.2017 - 16:15

Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices

The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of...

Highlights of the week

16.10.2017 - 20.10.2017
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Towards better protection for posted workers

Members of the Employment Committee on Monday will vote on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive spearheaded by Elisabeth Morin-Chartier...
Syrian Refugees

Solidarity and flexibility should be core in granting asylum

The reform of the Dublin System which sets the rules for granting asylum in Member States will be voted on by the Civil Liberties Committee on...
Travel

New system to strengthen Europe's border security

The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on Thursday on 'Establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System' (ETIAS),...