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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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Milan Zver asks for more funding for Erasmus+ to reach more EU youth
02.02.2017

Milan Zver asks for more funding for Erasmus+ to reach more EU youth

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.
EU step towards circular economy with binding targets
26.01.2017

EU step towards circular economy with binding targets

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...
EU-Canada trade pact CETA a step closer
24.01.2017

EU-Canada trade pact CETA a step closer

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...
Rules on robotics to protect citizens and boost the sector
13.01.2017

Rules on robotics to protect citizens and boost the sector

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.
EU to modernise copyright rules fit for the digital world
12.01.2017

EU to modernise copyright rules fit for the digital world

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...
Election of EP President: A deal is a deal, says Manfred Weber
10.01.2017

Election of EP President: A deal is a deal, says Manfred Weber

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...
The Belavezha Accords paved the way for the Europe of today
08.12.2016

The Belavezha Accords paved the way for the Europe of today

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...
Booming collaborative economy needs EU-wide rules
07.12.2016

Booming collaborative economy needs EU-wide rules

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...
Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing
01.12.2016

Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing

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.
High time for CETA to proceed, after MEPs reject latest challenge
23.11.2016

High time for CETA to proceed, after MEPs reject latest challenge

CETA should go ahead as soon as possible to create jobs, EPP Group MEP Artis Pabriks says, after the European Parliament rejected the latest challenge to the EU-Canada trade pact. Opponents wanted the European Court to say whether the accord complies with European law, though the Parliament’s...

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