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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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...
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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...