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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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fishing ship
16.01.2018 - 13:20

We want simpler and regionally-adapted rules for fishermen

The European Parliament today adopted new rules to simplify and regionally adapt the current measures fishermen use to catch fish, while ensuring the conservation of fishery resources. Over the past few years, the legislation which aims at...
Climate change
11.01.2018 - 10:17

Energy future: households to consume and produce energy

The EU’s prosperity and global relevance over the coming decades will depend on our ability to innovate. An energy system is the bloodstream to many of our activities. Moreover, innovation in clean energy will be of vital importance....
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
11.01.2018 - 09:06

Taking money from terrorists to boost law enforcement

Blocking terrorists’ access to financing will be easier with new EU legislation adopted today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Tackling cross-border terrorism requires more efficient EU...
justice
20.12.2017 - 15:06

The rule of law is non-negotiable in the EU

“The EPP Group fully backs the European Commission’s decision to propose that the Council adopts a decision under Article 7(1) against Poland. There is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law by the Polish Government. The...
Piggy bank saving electricity and heating costs
20.12.2017 - 09:00

Energy efficient buildings benefit climate and your wallet

The European Parliament has reached a preliminary agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). "With this agreement, we are taking an important step in ensuring that our buildings contribute...
Child abuse
14.12.2017 - 12:09

EU states not doing enough to fight sexual abuse of children

The European Parliament adopted a Resolution today tabled by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP calling on Member States to take concrete measures to stop the sexual exploitation of children. Four years since the deadline set in EU legislation, a...
Tax evasion
13.12.2017 - 14:09

Fight against tax evasion must be key task for EU

Left tried to hijack Panama report to harm honest taxpayers and EU economy "The fight against tax evasion, tax crime and tax avoidance must be one of the EU's key economic tasks. They harm fair competition, undermine the confidence of...
Kebab
13.12.2017 - 09:49

Hands off the kebab

EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the green light or not to the European Commission's proposal to authorise the use of phosphates in...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to oversee the establishment of a Directorate-General on...
Isolated Airplane
12.12.2017 - 13:58

In case of hard Brexit, UK aviation cannot benefit from ETS

EPP Group in favour of preparing EU for a hard Brexit also within environment domain The EU Institutions have agreed to introduce a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading (the EU Emissions Trading System - ETS) should Britain leave...
Savings
12.12.2017 - 13:32

EFSI 2.0 will boost sustainable investments in Europe

Today, the European Parliament approved the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, referred to as EFSI 2.0. This extension consists of an increase in the EU guarantee from €16 billion to €26 billion and a raise in the...
Cinema
12.12.2017 - 12:57

MEPs defend European cinema by confirming CabSat mandate

The European Parliament today confirmed its position regarding the modifications to the so-called CabSat Regulation. New rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights for certain online transmissions and retransmissions of TV and radio...
Climate change
12.12.2017 - 11:29

EU and Switzerland join forces in battle against emissions

EPP Group convinced that EP vote will open the door to linking with other, bigger ETS systems The European Parliament is today set to approve the linking of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) with the Swiss system. The linking of...
Young plant
11.12.2017 - 17:54

Omnibus: green light for simplification of CAP reform

New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the European Parliament. "Due to a series of agricultural crises in recent years, we need to...
Brexit Jigsaw puzzle displaying european map missing Great Britain
08.12.2017 - 11:45

Brexit: no transitional period without results in 2nd phase

"We will only accept a transitional period after Brexit if we are satisfied with the outcome of the second phase of negotiations", warned Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, today. "United, the...

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Apple Inc.
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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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...