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.
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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...
Latin American history is peppered with dictatorships and populist leaders. But democratic elections in countries like Venezuela, Argentina and Peru are signs that populism in on the wane.However, things are looking bleak in Venezuela where the economy is in dire straits. Venezuelans are suffering...
The EPP Group has elected its 10 Vice-Chairs in the European Parliament, half of them women, reflecting the geographical diversity of the EU. Mr Weber called the vote a sign of unity and strength.
At an EPP Group event in the European Parliament, Libyan minority groups called for a greater voice in efforts to build the new government in Tripoli and find lasting peace. Bulgarian MEP and host Mariya Gabriel noted the importance of ending the fighting in Libya as a means of stopping the flow of...
A series of 100-second pitches on how to change Europe for the better was the main novelty of the annual EPP Young Members’ Network meeting in Brussels. The pitches included calls for more of a social dimension in Europe as well as calls to curb illegal immigration and to combat growing...
At a meeting in the European Parliament, youth group leaders joined EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber in raising awareness about a project to give free InterRail passes to Europeans marking their 18th birthday. The goal is to fight Euroscepticism by encouraging youth to travel and appreciate the EU...
National parliamentarians and EPP Group MEPs discuss how to take concrete action to improve Europeans’ lives and counter a populist threat ahead of elections.
British voters decided to exit the EU in a referendum earlier this year, the so-called ‘Brexit’. The UK government has said that it plans to start formal negotiations by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by April next year. The European Ideas Network hosted a debate between...
Populism, xenophobia and anti-Westernism are past and current threats to Europe that must be countered with concrete action, said the EPP Group’s Sandra Kalniete MEP and Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP at a conference in the European Parliament. The threats are internal and external,...
Europe lacks a food defence system of testing, tracing and sharing information to prevent a mass contamination by criminals or terrorists. The EPP Group’s Esther Herranz García and Giovanni La Via hosted an event in the European Parliament to push for such a system at EU level.