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Frankfurt, EZB, Banking & Euro
12.03.2014 - 11:15

Common solutions to put Europe back on track

Over the past five years, the economic, financial and fiscal crisis has confronted the European Union with one of its greatest ever challenges. The EU did not cause the crisis, which was the result of mismanagement of public finances by national...
Business Data Analyzing
11.03.2014 - 13:45

Financial markets and banks under control

A safer and more responsible financial sector to foster growth The current crisis is one of the biggest challenges Europe has faced in more than 50 years. Poor regulation and supervision of the financial sector has played an important part in the...
money house
10.03.2014 - 14:45

An EU Budget for the future

The EU long-term budget (or MFF - Multiannual Financial Framework), is a 7-year spending plan that converts the EU’s priorities into financial terms. It represents only 1% of the EU's GDP. The 2014-2020 MFF was negotiated in a very...
Windmill Road
09.03.2014 - 14:45

All regions count

The goal of EU regional policy is to spend money where it is most needed, and this investment in turn will help create jobs, make economies more competitive and help them grow. The EPP Group knows that help should be focussed on where it can make...
The bridge
08.03.2014 - 13:45

EU Structural and Investment Funds

I. Boosting our competitiveness with innovation and SMEs EU money must be better spent to ensure growth, jobs and a better and more sustainable quality of life for all European citizens, even more so in a time of economic crisis. In November 2013...
Savings
07.03.2014 - 12:15

Responsible management of taxpayers' money

The EPP Group advocates sound financial management and the responsible use of taxpayers’ money. That includes zero tolerance of fraud and corruption. To guarantee maximum value for money, it is essential to ensure that taxpayers' money...
melting pot - five in the park
06.03.2014 - 17:45

Fighting youth unemployment and social exclusion

Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, Europe’s financial, social and political system has been put under continuous pressure. The economic crisis caused an alarming rise in unemployment, especially among young people. Youth...
Woman working at flower shop smiling
05.03.2014 - 18:00

Making life easier for SMEs

Improving access to credit and markets for leading SMEs Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the core of the European economy. They represent by far the largest portion of private businesses activity (99 per cent) and two out of three...
Male Teacher Asking Students Questions During Seminar
04.03.2014 - 15:30

Investing in the young generation: Erasmus + and Youth Guarantee

With youth unemployment soaring in some Member States following the prolonged economic crisis, labour market mobility and the acquisition of skills have become key to young people getting jobs. That’s why the EPP Group has spearheaded efforts...
Three businessmen handling negotiations
03.03.2014 - 15:45

Tearing down barriers inside EU markets

Increasing the competitiveness of the EU economy, improving the choice for consumers The free movement of goods and services we buy and sell, the free movement of capital and the free movement of people inside the borders of the European Union -...
Shopping Key
02.03.2014 - 17:45

Cheaper and more secure online shopping

The digital revolution of the past few decades has profoundly changed our lives in several ways. It has also deeply transformed how business works. Electronic trading on the internet (e-commerce) has immense potential to increase economic growth and...
laboratory
01.03.2014 - 08:00

Boosting EU know-how

Transforming the European economy into a globally competitive high-tech economy is one of the most important challenges for the EU in the years to come. A better integration of research and innovation, promoting centres of excellence and frontier...
Intellectual property
28.02.2014 - 12:15

A European patent - helping European business to protect innovations at low cost

Establishing an easy-to-use patents scheme at European level was one of the necessary ways in which to boost creativity and innovation in order to enhance economic growth, competitiveness and job creation in the European Union.  Proper...
Solar energy panels
27.02.2014 - 08:15

Better energy supply for all

Energy is a key element of sustainable economic growth and quality of life. Reliable electricity and heating in our houses, as well as reasonable energy prices, are crucial concerns for European businesses and citizens.  In order to better...
two police officers doing a traffic control
26.02.2014 - 12:30

A safer society: fighting organised crime and terrorism

Police cooperation to better prevent crime Organised crime is a threat to European citizens, businesses, state institutions as well as the economy as a whole. Criminals operate easily across borders, creating the need for consistent European...

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Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation
18.05.2017 - 12:00

Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
18.05.2017 - 11:10

Drivers and jobs at the heart of road transport reform

The road sector is suffering from a lack of inter-operability of tolling systems, a lack of cross-border infrastructure investments and unfair...
Smiling young man with mobile phone and bag
18.05.2017 - 11:01

Digital Single Market: don't miss your favourite show abroad

The European Parliament will take another step towards achieving the Digital Single Market. The plenary will vote on a deal with the Council...
Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last
17.05.2017 - 18:00

Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last

Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.

Highlights of the week

29.05.2017 - 02.06.2017
Syrian Refugees

Improving the identification of migrants arriving irregularly

New legislation extending the scope of the EURODAC fingerprint database will be voted on by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. The rules allow...
Car on a road in the countryside

Road transport in the EU: clear rules needed

The European Commission is expected to present MEPs with the long-awaited road package next week at the mini-plenary which should tackle the...
Mobility concept

Digital Agenda: the revolution of 5G mobile networks

One of the most promising elements of the Digital Agenda in Europe is the development of the so-called 5G networks and Gigabit Society. In the...