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10.07.2018
An increasingly digital world with new technology applications in vehicles and homes requires higher levels of cybersecurity. Based on European Commission proposals, the European Parliament is looking to drive up standards of cybersecurity across the European Union, for example in products bought by consumers and within critical infrastructures such as hospitals and transport systems.

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Update the CAP to keep farming strong
16.05.2018

Update the CAP to keep farming strong

Europe’s farmers need more support and streamlined bureaucracy to stay competitive by reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, says a Report by EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, approved on Wednesday by the Agricultural Committee and headed for a plenary vote at the end of the month...
Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU
26.04.2018

Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU

The European Parliament’s Employment Committee has approved a revision of an EU law on posted workers. The law will mean better working conditions for posted workers, the same rules on remuneration as workers in the host EU country, fairer competition between companies and better access to...
Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU
25.04.2018

Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU

MEPs are calling for a crackdown on producers of everything from food to cosmetics to baby products that are selling varying quality at different prices across the EU. At a European Parliament conference, the EPP Group’s Ivan Štefanec says a report he co-authored calls on the EU to set...
Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers
16.04.2018

Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy should maintain the same budget after Brexit, says the EPP Group’s author of a European Parliament Report on the CAP’s budget from 2021. Herbert Dorfmann says the funding is needed to address new challenges and concerns of farmers and consumers...
Helping the developing world’s digital revolution
12.04.2018

Helping the developing world’s digital revolution

The EU, together with the private sector, should help the developing world shift to a digital economy, said participants at a European Parliament hearing. Bogdan Wenta, the EPP Group’s Spokesman in the Development Committee, said the growing use of mobile phones makes Africa and Latin America...
Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU
11.04.2018

Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU

At an event in the European Parliament, MEPs and analysts urged the EU to remain vigilant against Russian meddling in Europe’s affairs following Putin’s re-election and the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. The EPP Group’s Sandra Kalniete warned of more...
EU law allows travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music
03.04.2018

EU law allows travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music

A new EU legislation which entered into force on April 1st, 2018, allows all European citizens to access their online music, film and other content when they travel to any member state of the Union. The legislation, an exception to geoblocking for temporary stays abroad inside the EU, goes...
eCall: new legislation to reduce EU road deaths
28.03.2018

eCall: new legislation to reduce EU road deaths

With road traffic fatalities having fallen more than 50% since 2001, the EPP Group sought and succeeded in having even greater reductions with new technology. The measures include the eCall which automatically alerts authorities to a serious accident, and a smart digital tachograph which calculates...
Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU
22.03.2018

Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU

The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism held a public hearing on the rights of victims of terrorism. In 2016 and 2017, terrorism claimed the lives of 203 people in the European Union. Those attending the hearing stood in silence for one minute in memory of all victims of...
Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries
21.03.2018

Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries

Hungary’s government has given young Christians from Middle Eastern and African countries who lack access to high quality education the opportunity to go on a study programme in Hungary. The core aims include giving young Christians an educational opportunity and enabling them to use the...

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