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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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EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange needs more funding, less bureaucracy
30.09.2016

EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange needs more funding, less bureaucracy

At a hearing evaluating the first two years of the EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange, participants call for simplified paperwork and more money. EPP Group MEPs Milan Zver and Sabine Verheyen listen to testimonies from the European Youth Forum, the World Scout Bureau, the European Olympic...
Protecting children in the modern digital world
28.09.2016

Protecting children in the modern digital world

The European Union is currently working on a reform of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive. It was against this backdrop that MEPs debated how to protect children from the dangers of the digital world at a hearing organised by EPP Group Member Anna Maria Corazza Bildt.She is also...
European Fund for Strategic Investment: boosting funding for social services
08.09.2016

European Fund for Strategic Investment: boosting funding for social services

The European Fund for Strategic Investment was designed to boost investment in Europe’s flagging economy.MEPs, the European Commission and civil society met to debate how the fund could be improved and how it could unlock investment in high quality social services.The European Fund for...
Panama Papers EP inquiry committee elects Werner Langen as Chairman and starts work
12.07.2016

Panama Papers EP inquiry committee elects Werner Langen as Chairman and starts work

The new head of a European Parliament special committee probing the Panama Papers revelations says he aims in part to address public outrage - expressed, for example, in the recent Brexit referendum - against tax evasion by the 'moneyed elite'. The EPP Group's Werner Langen, elected to...
Combating child sexual abuse on the internet
30.06.2016

Combating child sexual abuse on the internet

The internet offers adults and children alike huge opportunities to play, learn, discover and engage with friends. Children are increasingly technology savvy but frequently do not understand the risks associated with the internet.  An EU Directive adopted in 2011 has criminalised a range of...
Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reforms
28.06.2016

Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reforms

At an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament, the EPP Group joined with other major Groups to approve a Resolution calling for a rapid UK exit from the EU after last week’s Brexit referendum. The Resolution also calls for stepped-up reforms to respond to Europeans' demands for...
Brexit negotiations should begin now; reject push for other referendums
24.06.2016

Brexit negotiations should begin now; reject push for other referendums

The EPP Group pushes for talks beginning at next week´s European Council meeting to avoid uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the European Union. Group Chair Manfred Weber rejects plans by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to delay the process until he resigns in October. EPP Group MEP...
EPP Group proposes better SME financing via EU’s Capital Market Union
22.06.2016

EPP Group proposes better SME financing via EU’s Capital Market Union

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are the backbone of Europe’s economy need more financing options after the financial crisis caused banks to cut back on lending. The EPP Group’s Othmar Karas authored a Report adopted by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary...
More EU cooperation and data exchange are key to counter-terrorism effort
21.06.2016

More EU cooperation and data exchange are key to counter-terrorism effort

Members of National Parliaments and MEPs from the EPP Group met to discuss how to tackle issues such as global terrorism and the refugee crisis. Many speakers referred to the need for more EU cooperation, for example in terms of data exchange between national intelligence services. EPP Group Vice-...
EU programmes connect youth with jobs and training
15.06.2016

EU programmes connect youth with jobs and training

With EU job and training programs, youth unemployment has come down since the depths of the financial crisis but remains high. A roundtable at the European Parliament, chaired by the EPP Group´s Andrej Plenković of Croatia, discussed how to step up efforts to fight the youth jobless rate.

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