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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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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,...
Protests in Venezuela
08.02.2018 - 12:22

Venezuela: elections must be fair and free

“We have to raise our voices to denounce further attempts to undermine sovereignty and fixed elections that don’t even fulfil the minimum democratic standards and will only worsen the political, humanitarian and human rights situation...
justice
07.02.2018 - 15:01

Romanian Socialists won elections, not power over judiciary

The attempts of the Romanian Government to silence the judiciary and favour corruption over justice will be debated by the European Parliament today. It is time for the EU to stand by tens of thousands of Romanians protesting against the worst rule...

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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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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...

Highlights of the week

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...
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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...