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

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24.06.2013 - 10:15

Ecofin failure risks severe delay in Bank Recovery Directive

Following the breadown of negotiations at the ECOFIN meeting this weekend, Gunnar Hökmark MEP, Rapporteur and lead negotiator for the recovery and resolution legislation, said: “I regret...
Global Finance
05.06.2013 - 17:45

Trade Defence Instruments: Fjellner appointed Rapporteur

Christofer Fjellner MEP has been appointed the European Parliament's Rapporteur for the European Commission's proposal for the modernisation of the Union's trade defence instruments, the...
Bank sign on building
20.05.2013 - 23:45

Rules for banking resolution to stabilise financial markets

“Europe will now get modern legislation on the management of a bank in crisis and of banking crises”, says Gunnar Hökmark MEP and the Parliament's rapporteur for the Bank...
flags with blue sky
16.04.2013 - 14:45

Trade is a major tool for development

In adopting two Reports by EPP Group Members Tokia Saïfi and Alf Svensson by a large majority today, the European Parliament is calling on the EU to take trade aspects more into consideration...



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15.03.2017 - 12:21

5G will transform our societies

To say that we are living in a time of change is by and large one of the most misused phrases there is. The truth is that the times are always changing, with new technologies, products and services...
Global Business people team
07.05.2015 - 09:30

ISDS mechanism in TTIP: myths vs reality

This week, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström presented the new model for investment protection in all EU trade and investment agreements. I welcome the initiatives to make the investment...
Christofer Fjellner MEP
04.12.2013 - 18:59

All politicians should live the life of an entrepreneur

I believe I envisioned a future in entrepreneurship, but I ended up in politics instead. I do not regret that of course, but it’s always fun to think about what may have been. In many ways,...
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20.05.2013 - 16:00

Bailouts for banks by owners and creditors, not taxpayers

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (RRD) is a cornerstone of the legislative initiatives on financial services currently being processed by the EU institutions. It seeks to correct the long-...


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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...