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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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Exhaust pipe
07.12.2017 - 12:29

EPP Group welcomes deal to fix Dieselgate loopholes

The EPP Group welcomes the agreement on the new rules of type approval and market surveillance agreed today by the European Parliament and the Council “I am very pleased that after a year of joint efforts we have reached an agreement that...
06.12.2017 - 16:12

20 years of Interreligious Dialogue

The role of religion in European integration, the migration crisis and relations will top the agenda of the EPP Group’s 20th Annual Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions in Zagreb, 7-8 December 2017. “20...
euro coin
06.12.2017 - 13:26

Consolidation of the Euro, not reform

"If member states do not implement these proposals, sanctionS will be ineluctable" The EPP Group has welcomed today's proposition from the European Commission on further steps towards completing the Economic and Monetary Union...
Energy Union
06.12.2017 - 09:49

Energy Union needs a modern and flexible governance

“If we want to deliver on the 2030 targets and beyond, it is necessary to give the market some room for manoeuvre to make long-term investments in new and efficient technologies. The proposal by the Greens will undermine this by steering...
Containers
06.12.2017 - 08:40

EP agrees major overhaul of trade defence instruments

A political agreement has been reached on the modernisation of the EU’s trade defence instruments. The agreement amends current anti-dumping and anti-subsidies regulations to prevent unfair trading practices. The purpose is to ensure free and...
Gavel and european union flag
30.11.2017 - 12:44

EPP Group asks Joseph Muscat for restoration of rule of law

David Casa MEP, Head of the Maltese Delegation of the EPP Group and Member of the European Parliament mission to Malta which will take place on Thursday and Friday, said: “The European Commission has not acted even though it is obvious that...
Military cargo
30.11.2017 - 12:22

EU authorises funding for military if needed for stability

“It is a missing link in the EU’s tools for security and development. In some developing countries, we currently deploy missions which form or provide training for the military in these countries which don’t have the possibility or...
Bank sign on building
30.11.2017 - 12:08

Strengthening resilience of European banks

"With the creditor hierarchy legislation agreed upon today, every investor will know that they - not the taxpayers - will have to pay when a bank has problems", said EP Rapporteur Gunnar Hökmark MEP. The agreement with the Council...
Multiethnic Crowd of Men and Women
30.11.2017 - 11:56

EU Budget 2018 to focus on what citizens expect from EU

The European Parliament today approved the 2018 EU budget that will reach €160.1 billion in commitments and €144.7 billion in payments. After long negotiations with the EU Finance Ministers, led by the EPP Group, the 2018 EU budget will...
Two kids with shovel in the field
29.11.2017 - 17:55

The pillars of CAP must stand firm

“Maintaining the two-pillar structure is essential for the CAP”, said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ Communication....
Energy
28.11.2017 - 11:31

Target for renewables good for both climate and growth

"I am delighted that we were able to reach an agreement that delivers a broad majority in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee in favour of boosting renewable energy deployment in the EU. These negotiations were not easy, but I am lucky...
Sachertorte - Chocolate cake
28.11.2017 - 11:00

EPP Group against restricting dietary choices for diabetics

EPP Group objects to European Commission proposal to ban sweeteners in fine bakery Today, the EPP Group in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted against the Commission's proposal intended to remove sweeteners such as...
Real Estate Market
27.11.2017 - 10:29

EPP Group denounce utopian approach to energy savings

Setting up unrealistic targets will brutally affect the EU's main climate policy tool - the Emissions Trading System (ETS) “The effective use of energy is one of the best ways to save energy and meet the ambitions of the Energy Union in...
Flooded house in flood waters
23.11.2017 - 15:09

Better response to and prevention of natural disasters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU civil protection response reserve of civil protection assets, fully covered by EU financing, which...
Young plant
22.11.2017 - 10:10

Omnibus: much-needed adjustments to EU farming policy

The much-needed adjustments of the mid-term reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) through the so-called Omnibus Regulation are on their way: "We have made a necessary breakthrough to adjust key elements across the agricultural policy...

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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...
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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...