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 EPP Group has brought together European Commission officials, MEPs and representatives of civil society to take an in-depth look at how Erasmus+ can be improved so that four million or more Europeans can study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad over the next seven years.
A Hearing on the EU Action Plan to fight migrant smuggling seeks closer cooperation between the EU, migrant countries of origin as well as international organisations.
The EPP Group votes on a position paper in Prague this week on how to better spend and verify effectiveness with Performance-based Budgeting.
As the Spanish elections approach, EPP Secretary-General Antonio López-Istúriz predicts his Partido Popular will again lead the next government. He says the PP will step up reforms, cutting red tape and taxes, to boost youth employment. He also says possible Catalonian independence...
The European Commission has tabled legal proposals to make products and services more accessible for 80 million disabled Europeans. The EPP Group spokesperson on disability issue, Ádám Kósa, sees it as a good opportunity for social inclusion.
The EPP Group presented the main points of a report on the prevention of radicalisation and the recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations at a press conference this week.
As large global companies testify before a special European Parliament committee on tax avoidance, MEPs call for closer cooperation to fight unfair tax practices.
The EPP Group organised a hearing with the Delegation of the World Union of the Experts of Islam for Peace Against Violence on the reform of radical discourse and radical ideologies based on the misinterpretation of written heritage. During the hearing, organised by the Working Group on...
The 21st EPP Statutory Congress took place in Madrid on the invitation of the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the Partido Popular. Immigration and the future of Europe dominated the debates.
The EPP Group's economic and social welfare policies are working and have been successfully proven in Europe despite a gloomy economic environment. At the Group's Study Days in Madrid, MEPs discussed their successes and reflected on the future.