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European energy efficiency classification
22.03.2017 - 11:01

Energy labelling: popular EU system simplified

Energy labelling for household appliances will be reformed and simplified. Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the new labelling scheme last night. The A+ to A+++ classes of the existing energy labels will...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
16.03.2017 - 12:19

We call on EU states to make sure Europe can protect itself

“Achieving common defence capabilities is now more necessary than ever. In an unpredictable international scenario, we need a common defence policy which reinforces unity, strategic autonomy and integration in order to promote peace and...

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Flag of Belarus
24.03.2017 - 12:24

Belarus: police must refrain from violence tomorrow

Tomorrow's protests in Minsk must be met in a peaceful manner by the state security forces. "I am concerned at the recent developments in Belarus. It is vital that the state institutions and security organs refrain from violence. Citizens...
Smiling young man with mobile phone and bag
23.03.2017 - 11:08

Digital Single Market: watching TV shows when travelling

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee made yet another step in achieving the Digital Single Market. The Committee approved a deal with the Council on a regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the...
Architect using drafting table
22.03.2017 - 17:10

New sources of funding for innovative businesses

“New regulations for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds adopted in the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee today will benefit small, innovative and growing businesses”, said Sirpa Pietik...
European energy efficiency classification
22.03.2017 - 11:01

Energy labelling: popular EU system simplified

Energy labelling for household appliances will be reformed and simplified. Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the new labelling scheme last night. The A+ to A+++ classes of the existing energy labels will...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
16.03.2017 - 12:19

We call on EU states to make sure Europe can protect itself

“Achieving common defence capabilities is now more necessary than ever. In an unpredictable international scenario, we need a common defence policy which reinforces unity, strategic autonomy and integration in order to promote peace and...
Collection of semiprecious stones and minerals
15.03.2017 - 17:05

Conflict Minerals Regulation: efficient and SME-friendly

"The vicious circle has now been broken", said Iuliu Winkler MEP during today's debate on the Conflict Minerals Regulation in the European Parliament. The importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3T&G), the so-called conflict...
Enlargement
15.03.2017 - 15:08

Future of Europe is about the people

"There is more at stake when we talk about the future of Europe than just the division of powers and competences between Brussels and the Member States", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, on...
Germany Raises Security Level
15.03.2017 - 14:02

One year after Brussels attacks, we are making Europe safer

One year on from the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the EPP Group remains committed to pushing forward tough measures to help the fight against radical terrorism. After the attacks in Paris, the EPP Group set out ten priorities to combat...
Seeing through piggy bank
15.03.2017 - 12:34

EU Budget 2018: EPP Group prioritises jobs and security

“Today’s vote shows very clearly that a large majority of the European Parliament remains fully committed to making use of the available tools that the EU Budget offers in order to strengthen job creation and growth across Europe, while...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
15.03.2017 - 12:24

No more food scandals: better controls to protect consumers

The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve consumer trust in the products they receive and to avoid cases such as the horsemeat scandal that hit...
Woman using her cell phone
15.03.2017 - 12:21

Parliament clears path for 5G mobile broadband

“Today, the European Parliament approved the final deal to free up the 700 MHz spectrum band for mobile broadband. This is a step that will secure European competitiveness and enable us to reap the full benefits of the next-generation 5G...
Recycling
14.03.2017 - 12:52

Turning waste into resource an opportunity for EU industry

The European Parliament today adopted the ‘waste review package’ which consists of four Reports: the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, the Landfill Directive as well as Directives on End-of-life...
Bullet holes in a front windshield
14.03.2017 - 12:29

Firearms Directive: EPP Group supports agreement

"We have strengthened security in Europe without restricting the freedom of law-abiding citizens in their spare time", said Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP today, EPP Group negotiator on the Firearms Directive, commenting on the vote in...
Donald  Tusk
09.03.2017 - 15:46

EUCO: Tusk should continue as Council President

"The EPP supports the re-election of Donald Tusk as President of the European Council. Over the last two and a half years, Donald Tusk has done an excellent job balancing the interests of the Member States and bringing the voices of the Central...
Anaconda, polish helicopters
06.03.2017 - 14:51

A coalition of the willing on defence

"The creation of the European Defence Union is in the ultimate interest of the European Union. On the way towards a European Defence Union we have to transfer today’s isolated islands of military ad-hoc cooperation into the so-called...

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Flag of Belarus
24.03.2017 - 12:24

Belarus: police must refrain from violence tomorrow

Tomorrow's protests in Minsk must be met in a peaceful manner by the state security forces. "I am concerned at the recent developments in...
Car in a factory
24.03.2017 - 11:01

State-influenced foreign investment: EU must be able to intervene

In the EU, it goes without saying that freedom of investment is a core principle. It seems normal for internal and foreign investors to acquire...
The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
24.03.2017 - 10:15

The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

EPPTV presents a lively look at the intrigue behind the signing of the European Union’s founding document, the Treaty of Rome, which was signed...
EU law to allow travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music
23.03.2017 - 13:00

EU law to allow travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music

The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee has approved a content portability regulation that will allow EU citizens to access their...

Highlights of the week

27.03.2017 - 31.03.2017
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EPP Group to debate Brexit and the future of Europe in Malta

The EPP Group will hold its Study Days on Wednesday and Thursday in Malta. Brexit and the future of Europe will be discussed as well as efforts to...
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EPP Congress in Malta

In parallel to the EPP Group Study Days, the European People’s Party (EPP) will hold its Congress on 29 and 30 March in Malta. Co-...
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EU Budget for 2014-2020: revision package to be voted

This is the first time that a fully-fledged Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) mid-term revision has taken place. On Monday, MEPs in the Budgets...