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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A new European Parliament Transport Committee compromise vote calls for greater road safety through more harmonised and thorough checks of cars and trailers and will attempt to scrutinise motorcycles more closely in future. Parliamentary Rapporteur and German EPP Group MEP Werner Kuhn says he is...
The Bureau of the EPP Group in the European Parliament held two-day political talks in Dresden, Germany and discussed ways to strengthen Europe's industry against the background of continuing high unemployment and weak demand in several EU Member States. The discussions on the invitation of the...
After a blistering session of criticism directed at Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem over the handling of the Cypriot crisis, ECB and Commission members of the troika regain some respect from MEPs but are warned to get their divided houses in order on banking reform.
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and MEPs including Jean-Paul Gauzès (EPP Group) sparred over the Eurogroup`s handling of the Cyprus banking crisis. Gauzès accused Dijsselbloem of fanning people`s fear into Euro-scepticism.
Debate and critical comments at European Parliament annual open doors event highlights need to better showcase EU successes in providing jobs and economic prospects as a whole. Better than any of its single member states can provide, as EPP Group MEP for Belgium Mathieu Grosch explains.
Europe’s small and mid-size firms face red tape, lack of investment capital and the need for more EU assistance in exporting their goods. Industry Commissioner Tajani, EPP Group MEP Rübig and EuroChambre’s Abruzzini debate what measures are needed.
The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is provided for in article 78 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). It provides that the Union shall develop a common policy on asylum, subsidiary protection and temporary protection with a view to offering appropriate status to any...
A chapter that began 8 years ago has come to a close as the “Ladies in White” movement was able to collect the Sakharov Prize awarded to them by the EP in 2005 for their defence of human rights in Cuba. They were unable to collect it until now as the Government had not allowed them to...
EPP Group opposes "backloading" to avoid higher energy costs for consumers and looks to re-examine the EU's Emission Trading System.
Croatia is about to join the EU and become its 28th member. This will be effective from July 1st. To celebrate the event, the EPP Group Bureau met here, in the historic city of Dubrovnik, about to discuss the political and economic situation of the country.