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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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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...
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...
Populism and Brexit, a sign of the times
21.03.2017 - 11:00

Populism and Brexit, a sign of the times

Meeting of the Network of National Parliamentarians in charge of European Affairs and Members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. MEPs and...
Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy
16.03.2017 - 15:30

Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the latest EU Summit that focused on the future of Europe. Council President Donald...

Highlights of the week

20.03.2017 - 24.03.2017
Enlargement

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Signed on 25 March 1957, the Treaties of Rome established the European Economic Community...
Medical touchscreen

Safer medical devices

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee will adopt new EU rules for safer medical devices on Tuesday. The major achievement of the...
Shopping Key

Cross-border subscriptions to online content to be made easier

The cross-border use of subscriptions to online content will be made easier in the EU. On Wednesday, the Legal Affairs Committee will endorse an...