Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world
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.
Event of the Week
Everything you need to know about the important news stories in the European Parliament each week, including interviews with the people behind them.
Successful European online platform start-ups like Spotify and Booking.com called for less regulation but a level playing field to encourage more success stories. They spoke at a hearing where Henna Virkkunen, Krišjānis Kariņš and other EPP Group MEPs and European Commission Vice-...
The European Parliament approves a Resolution calling for more funding to meet growing demand for the EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange programme and improve how it works. EPP Group Rapporteur Milan Zver calls it an investment in the future of the European Union.
In an important step towards creating a recycling, circular economy, the European Parliament's Environment Committee approved legislation requiring EU Member States to recycle up to 80 percent of their waste by 2030. Shadow Rapporteur Karl-Heinz Florenz of the EPP Group says Europe needs to...
The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee backs the CETA trade accord between the EU and Canada, an important step toward ratification. The EPP Group’s MEP Artis Pabriks, who wrote the report, says businesses large and small will boost trade by 20 percent when CETA slashes...
A European Parliament report on robotics calls for rules ethics, legal issues and employment, while encouraging the sector as a growth engine. Approved by the Legal Affairs Committee, it now goes to the full Parliament for a final vote.
With Europeans increasingly consuming news, music and film content online, a big problem is the amount of illegal content available online. The EU is considering a whole package of copyright reforms to address this and other issues. A proposed new right for publishers is a controversial area of...
The EPP Group is pressing other mainstream parties to stick to an agreement that they all support its candidate Antonio Tajani to be the new European Parliament President, alternating with the S&D’s Martin Schulz. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says abandoning the deal would empower...
25 years ago, on 8 December 1991, six leaders from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the accords. The Soviet Union was dissolved. The dissolution of the Soviet Union formed the Europe of today - a space of freedom and plurality in a history of culture and national identities shaping a common...
With the digital economy booming, the collaborative economy is a fast-growing part of it and has the potential to create many more jobs and revenues. At an EPP Group hearing in the European Parliament, lawmakers and business leaders discussed the benefits and potential risks and how to ensure this...
The European Parliament today approved the agreement between the EU and the US on sharing data between the two continents in the area of law enforcement. This agreement will complement the existing programmes in fighting terrorism, helping to prevent, investigate, and prosecute criminal offences.