Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole
Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole

Press releases

Romanian Flag
03.10.2018 - 09:35

We remain on the side of the Romanian people

“The people of Romania want a better future in their own country with integrity, transparency and justice. The Romanian Government has repeatedly ignored its people. We have serious concerns...
Passport with credit card and computer
05.07.2018 - 12:16

New EU border checks to keep one step ahead of terrorists

“There are more than 30 million travellers from 60 visa-free countries who come to Europe every year about whom the authorities have no information until they actually arrive. Those arriving...
Person voting
20.06.2018 - 10:22

Judicial power must be impartial and independent

Sandra Kalniete MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group Working Group on Foreign Affairs, and Cristian Preda MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, have made the following statement...
Bridge of Art states, national theater, Skopje, Macedonia
14.06.2018 - 15:02

Crucial moment for Skopje

Sandra Kalniete Chair of the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs, Andrey Kovatchev, EPP Vice-Chair for Enlargement and Mediterranean Policy and Cristian Dan Preda, EPP Group Coordinator for the...



Visa Stamps
24.04.2013 - 11:30

Common European Asylum System Phase II

  In the European Union, 327 345 asylum applications were received in 2012. This is an increase of 7.8% on the previous year. Some seek asylum because they genuinely need it. Some do not need...
diverse friends
29.10.2012 - 09:00

2013: the European Year of Citizens

2013 has been designated the European Year of Citizens. Its aim is to ensure that all EU citizens are aware of the rights available to them in a cross-border context by virtue of their EU citizenship...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
07.05.2012 - 13:00

Keeping tabs on the EU taxpayer's money

Every year EU spending is about Euros. It not only takes a lot of planning and many decisions to decide on how to spend all that money, but also a great deal of supervision on how...
Two businessmen shaking hands near an airplane
12.03.2012 - 19:30

Iceland, 29th Member State of the EU?

Spot the odd one out Iceland is many things, but definitely not your typical candidate country to the EU. If you were to play a spot-the-odd-one-out game with enlargement countries, Iceland would...


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Highlights of the week


European Council conclusions

The Chairman will take the floor during the key debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting. On 29 April, the EU Heads of State...

Portability of online content services

MEPs will discuss the agreement with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The Report on the protection of the EU's financial interests (PIF Report) from the year 2015 will be voted on on Tuesday in plenary. Parliament...