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06.11.2013
The Parliament´s Cultural and Education committee has approved the new Erasmus programme with committee chair Doris Pack of the EPP Group calling it a victory for 47% greater and more secure funding in future which an estimated 5 million students will enjoy.

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Everything you need to know about the important news stories in the European Parliament each week, including interviews with the people behind them.
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.
Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus
06.12.2017

Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus

The 26th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus youth study programme.
Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market
05.12.2017

Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/ European Council/ Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within the EU. The legislation, authored by the EPP Group’s Rosa Thun, does not include videos...
EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory
23.11.2017

EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory

Spurred by deadly wildfires in Portugal and flooding in Eastern Europe, the European Commission is proposing to make the EU’s voluntary Civil Protection Mechanism mandatory. Paulo Rangel, an EPP Group Vice-Chair, says the system is cost-effective in helping countries deal with disasters by...
Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU
21.11.2017

Improving contract law for digital content and copyright law for broadcasts in the EU

In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules on the use of copyright and related rights for online transmissions and retransmissions of TV and radio...
Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe
09.11.2017

Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe

A Young Parliament Members’ European Forum on 7 and 8 November brought together MEPs and MPs from across Europe. How to tackle the threat posed by extremist forces on the left and the right to European unity was a key issue during the forum. On the second day they signed a resolution...
Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies
07.11.2017

Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies

The House of European History hosted a debate on 7 November 2017 to mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution. At the time it looked like a hopeless putsch by a small group of ideological extremists but the result was a totalitarian communist regime that annihilated millions of people. MEPs...
Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders
07.11.2017

Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved reports on three pieces of legislation calling for greater access and use of the Schengen Information System to track down criminals, terrorists and migrants who are denied asylum. EPP Group MEPs Carlos...

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