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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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Boosting the digital economy in the Western Balkans
06.03.2018

Boosting the digital economy in the Western Balkans

At an EPP Group conference hosted by Andrey Kovatchev MEP and European Parliament Vice-President Lívia Járóka MEP, the European Commission will present digital economy proposals, including cutting mobile phone communication charges and expanding internet coverage for Western...
Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection
28.02.2018

Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection

Europeans should be careful about over-regulating the growing use of artificial intelligence. AI can benefit medicine and other fields, but it can also be dangerous in generating fake news, says the EPP Group’s Roza Thun. Regulation of the industry will come after discussion between...
Improving waste management in the EU
27.02.2018

Improving waste management in the EU

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has given its approval to new EU rules establishing legally-binding targets for waste recycling and the reduction of landfilling with fixed deadlines. EPP Group MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz, the European Parliament’s Shadow Rapporteur on a...
Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities
21.02.2018

Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities

The European Parliament approved a proposal to set up an EU fund to help the defence industry across the EU develop defence capabilities to protect Europeans.  EPP Group MEP Françoise Grossetête, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the European Defence Industrial...
Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all
06.02.2018

Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all

The European Parliament has given its final approval to legislation that will bar online companies from blocking consumers based on nationality or location. The EPP Group’s Róża Thun, author of the legislation, says it’s another step in opening up Europe’s Digital Single...
EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
31.01.2018

EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

Europe’s population is ageing with people living longer and having fewer children. With less money coming into the state pension pot and greater demands on that same pot of money, there may well be a shortfall.The EPP Group has organised a hearing to debate the European Commission’s...
Emissions trading reform to fight climate change
29.01.2018

Emissions trading reform to fight climate change

The European Parliament is set to give its final approval next month to a revamped Emissions Trading System. The EPP Group’s Ivo Belet, a member of the Environment Committee, says the ETS will sell carbon allowances in order to put a price on carbon and finance Europe’s drive towards a...
Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU
23.01.2018

Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU

The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union CV, to help Europeans find jobs and get training in EU countries.The file now moves to the European Parliament for its approval in plenary and to EU...
Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU
11.01.2018

Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has approved legislation to block terrorists’ access to financing, sending the dossier to plenary next week. The EPP Group’s Shadow Rapporteur Salvatore Pogliesi says the EU-wide legislation, based on an...
Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses
13.12.2017

Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses

The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning phosphates in kebabs was unjustified, since the food additive is used in other foods as well.

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