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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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03.09.2014 - 14:41

Banking structure legislation: EPP Group to take the lead

Gunnar Hökmark MEP has been appointed the European Parliament's Rapporteur for banking structural reform. The purpose of this legislation, based on the so-called Liikanen Report, is to...
Frankfurt, EZB, Banking & Euro
15.04.2014 - 12:19

Historic vote completes Banking Union

Historic vote today in the European Parliament completes the Banking Union: as well as banking supervision by the ECB, now failing banks will also be tackled at European level. “The Banking...
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25.02.2014 - 17:19

Easier access to Europe for students and researchers

“Facilitating stays in Europe for researchers, students and trainees from third countries offers real added-value for growth and jobs. We need to attract, develop and keep new talents to...
Bank sign on building
12.12.2013 - 10:07

Deal on the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive

"The bank recovery and resolution legislation lays down clear rules, saying shareholders and creditors should be the ones to bear the losses when a bank fails, not taxpayers. This will enforce...



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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...