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13.09.2017
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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Rules on robotics to protect citizens and boost the sector
13.01.2017

Rules on robotics to protect citizens and boost the sector

A European Parliament report on robotics calls for rules ethics, legal issues and employment, while encouraging the sector as a growth engine. Approved by the Legal Affairs Committee, it now goes to the full Parliament for a final vote.
EU to modernise copyright rules fit for the digital world
12.01.2017

EU to modernise copyright rules fit for the digital world

With Europeans increasingly consuming news, music and film content online, a big problem is the amount of illegal content available online. The EU is considering a whole package of copyright reforms to address this and other issues. A proposed new right for publishers is a controversial area of...
Election of EP President: A deal is a deal, says Manfred Weber
10.01.2017

Election of EP President: A deal is a deal, says Manfred Weber

The EPP Group is pressing other mainstream parties to stick to an agreement that they all support its candidate Antonio Tajani to be the new European Parliament President, alternating with the S&D’s Martin Schulz. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says abandoning the deal would empower...
The Belavezha Accords paved the way for the Europe of today
08.12.2016

The Belavezha Accords paved the way for the Europe of today

25 years ago, on 8 December 1991, six leaders from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the accords. The Soviet Union was dissolved. The dissolution of the Soviet Union formed the Europe of today - a space of freedom and plurality in a history of culture and national identities shaping a common...
Booming collaborative economy needs EU-wide rules
07.12.2016

Booming collaborative economy needs EU-wide rules

With the digital economy booming, the collaborative economy is a fast-growing part of it and has the potential to create many more jobs and revenues. At an EPP Group hearing in the European Parliament, lawmakers and business leaders discussed the benefits and potential risks and how to ensure this...
Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing
01.12.2016

Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing

The European Parliament today approved the agreement between the EU and the US on sharing data between the two continents in the area of law enforcement. This agreement will complement the existing programmes in fighting terrorism, helping to prevent, investigate, and prosecute criminal offences.
High time for CETA to proceed, after MEPs reject latest challenge
23.11.2016

High time for CETA to proceed, after MEPs reject latest challenge

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...
Countering populism in Latin America
17.11.2016

Countering populism in Latin America

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...
EPP Group re-elects Manfred Weber as Chairman and 10 Vice-Chairs, half of them women.
16.11.2016

EPP Group re-elects Manfred Weber as Chairman and 10 Vice-Chairs, half of them women.

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.
EU must support minorities in Libya to end conflict
15.11.2016

EU must support minorities in Libya to end conflict

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...

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