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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...

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glass globe in hand
14.06.2017 - 13:14

Europe's answer to America First: partnership, cooperation

“Climate change is a reality. It is coming. It will be big and dramatic and we can only try to limit it,” said Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, during a debate in plenary on the Paris Agreement....
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages
14.06.2017 - 13:06

Greening of CAP: imported protein feed not desired solution

"The European Commission's proposal of prohibiting the use of plant protection products on ecological focus areas is not environmentally-sound", said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman in the European Parliament...
Climate change
14.06.2017 - 12:52

Climate Change: Europe unites behind Paris deal

Europe unites against US pulling out of the climate change accord, says Paris Agreement will survive Trump The European Parliament today adopted legislation implementing its 2030 emissions reduction targets for the agriculture, transport,...
European energy efficiency classification
13.06.2017 - 12:46

Energy Efficiency Label: popular colour scheme revamped

From green to orange, through to red. This is the colour scale of the established energy label for easy consumer orientation in assessing the energy efficiency of household appliances. Despite the great popularity of the stickers, the European...
Reporting standards
12.06.2017 - 09:05

Tax Transparency: Socialists discriminating against EU firms

EPP Group wants multi-national companies to disclose profit shifting to low tax countries Dariusz Rosati MEP, the EPP Group's negotiator on new tax transparency rules for multi-national companies, has accused European Socialists of...
Priorities for the European Parliament
07.06.2017 - 14:47

Terrorism: EPP and ALDE Groups want a special committee

The Chairmen of the EPP and ALDE Groups want to set up a special committee in the European Parliament as soon as possible to examine what is needed to improve Europe's anti-terror cooperation. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said: "We...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
07.06.2017 - 11:58

Countdown to a Common European Defence Union has begun

"Action is needed instead of words. If we want to protect the EU and its citizens we have to act now and start implementing already-agreed plans making Europe autonomous in terms of defence", said Michael Gahler MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on...
map of Balkans
05.06.2017 - 13:17

EPP Group takes stock of situation in Western Balkans

For the sixth time the EPP Group gathers MEPs, other EU politicians and political leaders from the Western Balkans close to our political family to take stock of the challenges before them on path towards Europe. The Western Balkans are facing...
glass globe in hand
02.06.2017 - 09:28

Trump and Paris Deal: Accord will survive US President

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change has been met with regret by the EPP Group in the European Parliament. “Trump's decision is a sad one, but I am certain that the Paris Agreement...
Hand Choosing an E-Book vs. Paper Books from a Bookshelf
01.06.2017 - 12:39

Online books and papers will soon be cheaper

E-books and other online publications, such as online papers and magazines, will soon become cheaper. Today, the European Parliament approved a new proposal to change European VAT legislation regarding online books, newspapers and magazines. Tom...
People have breakfast in displaced persons camp, Juba, South Sudan
01.06.2017 - 12:16

Eradicate poverty with coordinated policy and partnerships

“The international situation has changed considerably since the adoption of the last consensus in 2006. We now face new challenges but also have new tools and new possibilities”, said Bogdan Wenta MEP, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on...
Woman using her cell phone
01.06.2017 - 11:48

More muscle needed for 5G mobile networks

“5G is more than a mobile revolution. It will be an engine for change, bringing disruptive innovation across industries, developing business models and creating new quality networks (Very High Capacity Networks) and high-quality services...
EU and Ukraine
01.06.2017 - 09:53

Ukraine: EU offers additional help by easing trade

MEPs have given their backing to the granting of additional trade facilitation for Ukraine in order to address the difficult economic situation in the country and to support its economic reform efforts. When adopted, these measures include zero...
Climate change
31.05.2017 - 17:24

Whatever the decision, Paris Agreement will survive Trump

"Whatever his decision, the Paris Agreement will survive Donald Trump because the rest of the world will continue and stick to its commitment. The agreement will not only survive Trump but, as a cornerstone of international climate policy, will...
Protesters in Venezuela
31.05.2017 - 15:00

Weber to Julio Borges: support to overcome Venezuelan crisis

The EPP Group Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, expressed his support today to the Speaker of the Venezuelan Parliament, Julio Borges, to enable Venezuela to overcome the serious crisis it is experiencing in a peaceful and...

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Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated
14.12.2017 - 12:15

Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated

At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on...
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...
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...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13.12.2017 - 14:00

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency....

Highlights of the week

11.12.2017 - 15.12.2017
Brexit Direction Sign

Brexit negotiations

The key debate on Wednesday will focus on the Brexit negotiations and preparations of the next Council meeting. "We will only accept a...
Protesters in Venezuela

2017 Sakharov Prize Award

The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela during the ceremony in Strasbourg on...
Picturesque patchwork quilt farmland aerial view over fields rural villages

Common Agricultural Policy: mid-term reform

A debate on rules to simplify EU farming policy, boost farmers’ bargaining power and better equip them to face risks will take place on Monday...