Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens remains the top priority, Barnier says, speaking at the European Parliament’s Pan-European Working Group. The working group’s Chair, Paul Rübig of the EPP Group, says with Brexit, there is worry about the stability of internal UK relations after Brexit, regarding Northern Ireland and other UK members.
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The Budget Committee of the European Parliament has approved the agreement with the Council of Ministers on the 2013 EU Budget and on an amending Budget for 2012, which ensures the pursuit of financing important programmes such Erasmus and the Cohesion and Social funds.
The participants of the 17th Summit of EPP Parliamentary Groups Chairmen, discussed a variety of issues such as: a genuine economic union as a new step towards political Union, the future role for the National Parliaments. There were also presentations on the activities of the Cypriot presidency of...
In a European Parliament resolution, EPP Group MEP Doris Pack calls on the Commission to save Lifelong Learning and other programs in its effort to streamline Erasmus programs during the 2014-2020 budget period.
Breakthrough for EU justice: European Parliament approves faster, cheaper cross-border legal procedures
The European parliament in Strasbourg approves an EPP Group-drafted regulation that facilitates cross-border legal action, a breakthrough for Europe's single market.
In the aftermath of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and as Europe emerges from economic and monetary turmoil, the EPP Group has chosen Malta as the venue to discuss challenges being faced by countries to the South of Malta. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to those...
An EPP Group hearing calls for the EU to make it easier for small and medium-size businesses to tackle the economic crisis and meet the demands for a new and green economy based on high technology.
The countries that are suffering most from the economic crisis must adapt their education and training system for young people in order to compete in the new global business environment which generates innovation, growth and job creation.
German chancellor Angela Merkel vows her country's solidarity and presses EU countries in crisis to proceed with reforms. She calls for a stronger EU parliament to justify stronger EU economic and financial powers. EPP Group President Joseph Daul asks her help in securing a new EU budget and...