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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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MEPs vote
07.02.2018 - 13:07

EPP Group votes down transnational lists

MEPs today approved the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27 Member States, after the UK’s departure, for the next legislative mandate from 2019-2024. The new agreement cuts 46 seats from the European Parliament...
Man voting on elections in Europe
07.02.2018 - 12:12

Spitzenkandidaten: an election, not a selection

Speaking in plenary in Strasbourg today, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, made an appeal to the Heads of State and Government to support the principle of lead candidates for the post of European Commission...
Online shopping with digital tablet
06.02.2018 - 12:12

End to unjustified blocking of online cross-border sales

The European Parliament today voted to get rid of one of the major obstacles to the Single Market: unjustified geo-blocking when buying online. The new rules forbid discrimination on the grounds of nationality, residence or place of establishment...
World glove on The field
06.02.2018 - 11:57

ETS reform crucial for transition to low-carbon economy

The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be crucial to achieve the EU’s CO2 reduction goals. It creates a Modernisation Fund to help the EU’s Central European Member States to upgrade their energy systems and an Innovation...
Bitcoins
29.01.2018 - 14:46

Transparency against terror financing and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial transactions. With this decision, Europe's financial system will become more transparent", explained...
Courtroom detail
25.01.2018 - 17:32

We will continue to defend the rule of law in Malta

After today’s debate and remarks by the Maltese Minister of Justice, the need for reforms to protect the rule of law in Malta is evident more than ever. The EPP Group will continue to insist that politicians who are found to be involved in...
Gavel and european union flag
25.01.2018 - 11:44

EU Criminal Records System to log crimes by non-EU nationals

The EU already shares data on EU citizens who have committed crimes. Police and judges, however, lack information on crimes committed by third-country nationals around the EU. Today’s vote in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home...
Plenary vote
23.01.2018 - 10:56

EP reduces size after Brexit

Today, the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee voted on the new distribution of the European Parliament’s seats for 27 Member States, after the UK’s departure, for the next legislative mandate from 2019-2024. The...
Kids
18.01.2018 - 11:27

Cross-border divorces: focus on the interest of the child

“Besides placement in a foster family or care institution, judges should have the possibility to entrust a child to other members of the family or relatives with whom a child has established relations. Siblings should not be divided. In cases...
EU - Russia
17.01.2018 - 15:10

Preventing Russian interference with European elections

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late in preparing for. Disinformation and propaganda campaigns are a threat to the security of Member...
Enlargement
17.01.2018 - 13:28

It’s either an ambitious Europe or no Europe at all

Speaking in plenary today during the debates with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, highlighted the main challenges ahead in the European...
Containers
17.01.2018 - 12:21

EP aims to stop misuse of exported European dual-use tech

"Export controls on dual-use items must be strict and proportionate. In the vote today, we are focusing on stricter control for the goods with the largest human rights risks while making it simpler to export products with lesser risks, such as...
Climate change
17.01.2018 - 11:54

Ambition and flexibility for renewables and energy savings

”The creation of an Energy Union in Europe to provide citizens and businesses with secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for the future is an important EPP Group priority. This is why we believe that ambitious, yet realistic and...
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....

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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...
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...

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...
A heap of old collectors and vintage coins

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...