E-Call: cars as life savers
In the European Union, almost 28,000 people lost their lives in road accidents in 2012. The EU now wants to make a high-tech contribution to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on the roads. The electronic emergency call system E-Call will enable vehicles in future to alert the police and fire service automatically in the event of an accident. The EPP traffic expert and vice chairman of the transport committee Dieter Liebrecht-Koch explains how the system works.
A series of short documentaries on important legislation and policy issues which have been debated and implemented by Parliament during its current legislative term.
Part II of this Success Story investigates how the EU aims to further progress people's rights, whether it be through its Common Immigration and Asylum Policy, the new Directive which grants access to a lawyer, its Victims Package or laws on data protection.
Europe requires commitment. From those governing as well as from individuals. Because Europe is a bottom-up concept. It is built on principles of common good and benefit for everybody.
Liberalisation of national markets, reduction in trade barriers and services up to 90% cheaper…it's all down to the EU's Single Market. This Success Story analyses just how far it has come in 20 years and what lies ahead.
Healthcare is primarily a national concern but that doesn’t mean that the EU doesn’t have a role. In this Success Story, EPP TV examines how the EU is playing its part in improving public health in Europe.
EPP Group notes success in calming financial markets by establishing timelines and rules for debt ratings agencies.
Jean-Paul Gauzès MEP, the EPP Group’s Coordinator in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, says a new law enacted by Parliament will bring more stability to financial markets by limiting surprise ratings announcements. European Commissioner Michel Barnier says the ratings...
Klaudia is leaving to do an Erasmus programme. When her mother was her age, travelling around Europe was much more difficult. The freedom to travel has as much to do with open borders as it does with trust. Trust in the system that gives Klaudia the security to live in the country of her choice. To...
The EPP Group played a leading role in getting more money for European innovation, R&D and education through the Horizon 2020 Programme.
In Part I of this Success Story, EPP TV focuses on one of the EU's greatest achievements: Freedom of Movement, thanks to Agreements such as Schengen and programmes like Erasmus.
Making progress in the Digital Single Market will make it easier for European SMEs to compete in a potential market of almost 500 million Europeans. And to express its potential, barriers need to be eliminated and trust needs to be generated.
You are about to see the ultimate machine for creating jobs. Alex. Alex has a dream. He has an idea, and we want to help him make it true, so jobs and wealth will be created. We want to create the best conditions for his business. By reducing regulation and administrative hurdles, because public...