The world is in a phase of deep change: digitalisation, globalisation, migration, demographic development, new security challenges. Those changes have impacted Europe as well, to the point that the very European project is being challenged both from without and from within. The bar by which the European Union will be measured will be its ability to meet those challenges and improve people's daily lives. We have made extraordinary progress on issues that matter to Europeans: securing our borders, fighting terrorism, boosting investment and job creation. But we need to remain ambitious – and we will.

A fair deal for Europe

The European way of life faces new challenges: competition based on low social and environmental standards in third countries, evolutions in the way we work brought about by digital developments, tax dodging practices. The Social Market Economy is still the best placed to respond to these.

news 13.06.2018

Tax transparency: Member States need to end stalemate

"The EPP Group wants multinational companies to disclose profit shifting to low-tax countries....

news 19.04.2018

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become...

news 21.03.2018

EPP Group wants to tax digital business where the user is

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech...


Affordable energy and the fight against climate change

Europe has played a leading role in the fight against climate change. We must not lose momentum. We need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring the competitiveness of our companies and invest in renewable energy sources.

news 13.11.2018

Affordable and clean energy is well underway

”We are on the right track to providing affordable, clean and secure energy for consumers and businesses...

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 25.10.2018

We need clean and energy-efficient buses

Europeans are tired of smog in the cities. The public sector needs clean, energy-efficient buses, trucks and delivery...


EU defence

With the emergence of hybrid warfare, cyber attacks, new forms of terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Europe is facing its biggest threat since the Cold War. Europe needs to grow up and stop counting on the US for its own security.

news 19.06.2018

A long-overdue €500 million upgrade of EU defence

“It is high time that the European Union steps up its game on defence and develops a truly...

news 09.03.2018

Time for debate on security and defence

The time is right for a broad debate on Ireland's defence and security policy in light of new threats and challenges...

news 21.02.2018

EU kicks off defence industry investments with 500 million

“Increased EU cooperation in the defence industry will strengthen the competitiveness...


Free and fair trade

1 in 7 EU jobs depends on trade with the outside world. We are strongly committed to an open, multilateral system of free and fair trade, to alleviate poverty and create opportunities for Europeans.

news 27.09.2018

Stopping the black market of cultural goods

Members of the European Parliament want to put an end to the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from outside...

news 30.05.2018

New anti-dumping laws tackle unfair trade more effectively

"To safeguard the free and rules-based trading system we stand for, we have amended the...

news 17.01.2018

More effective EU trade policy

The European Union (EU) needs to strive for an efficient implementation of provisions found in the Trade and Sustainable Development...


Helping small business to thrive

SMEs drive our economy, creating jobs and bringing new products and services to market. We want to ensure EU legislation does not put obstacles in their way and that they get the financing they need to 'start up' and scale up.

news 05.11.2018

MFF: we are ready for negotiations

The European Parliament’s Budgets Committee today voted on the next EU long-term budget. The draft interim Report is on...

news 12.06.2018

European SMEs will lose out if Privacy Shield is abolished

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...

video 07.02.2014

EPP Group notes success in promoting SMEs to drive EU economy

Cutting red tape and costs, speeding formation of small and medium-size businesses, and...


Innovation

Europe must again become a leader in innovation, and in the digital revolution that is already transforming our industries and our households. But the European model of innovation must be about people making ideas work for people. It must be based on values, not algorithms or authoritarian decree.

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 10.07.2018

Making your smart devices secure on the internet

"Today's vote is a very important step towards a long-term vision of improving cybersecurity in...

news 19.10.2017

ePrivacy and digital innovation must be in balance

ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro...


Investment for more jobs

Our efforts to fight the economic crisis through sound public finances and structural reforms have worked. Now we need to invest in the job creation, removing obstacles to the Single Market, reforming banks and ensuring a stable euro.

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 15.11.2017

Shaping globalisation: protecting jobs against dumping

The EU is currently updating its anti-dumping law to counter unfair trade practices by third...

news 21.06.2017

EU space endeavour will put more jobs on the ground

“Space is everywhere and concerns almost all public policies. It is a strategic domain. We have...


Opportunities for young Europeans

We want to empower the young entrepreneurs of the future, investing in education programmes that will teach them the skills they need in an evolving labour market and removing obstacles to bringing new innovative ideas to market.

news 05.11.2018

MFF: we are ready for negotiations

The European Parliament’s Budgets Committee today voted on the next EU long-term budget. The draft interim Report is on...

news 22.10.2018

Erasmus+: EPP Group proposes concrete steps for programme

Today, the European Parliament’s (EP) Culture and Education Committee presented its...

photo 17.10.2018

New Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027)

Felix Schäfer, Policy Officer, DOSB (German Olympic Sports Confederation)


People at the heart of the digital economy

Conscious of its potential for growth and job creation, we are leading efforts to create an environment in which the digital economy can thrive, deliver broader choice to consumers and promote social inclusion.

news 21.11.2017

Digital Single Market: ending unjustified geo-blocking

European Parliament reaches provisional agreement with Council and Commission that would end geo...

video 11.03.2014

Completing the Digital Single Market to create jobs

Making progress in the Digital Single Market will make it easier for European SMEs to compete in a...


Secure borders

Passport-free travel within the EU can only be guaranteed if we know who is crossing our external borders at all times. We have led EU efforts in securing our external borders so that Europeans continue to enjoy the freedoms to which they are accustomed.

video 08.11.2018

The EPP kicks-off its EU election campaign with a strong top candidate

More than two thousand representatives from forty-one European countries...

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 29.10.2018

Roberta Metsola to lead new EU borders law

The negotiations on a new European Union law that will govern the way the European Union’s external borders...


Support for our farmers

We are committed to strengthening a sustainable, competitive and fair CAP so that our farmers can continue producing high-quality food in fair conditions and so that we can preserve our unique rural areas.

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 18.10.2018

EPP Group promotes the role of youth in European agriculture

The EPP Group organised its fifth Congress of Young Farmers today to boost the role of...

video 18.10.2018

EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers

The EPP Group held its fifth European Congress of Young Farmers in the European...


The fight against terrorism

We were the first political force to understand the urgency of beefing up Europe’s security infrastructure, working both to put in place measures to prevent terrorist attacks and encourage integration, fighting radicalisation.

news 14.11.2018

Concrete action to win against terrorists

The EPP Group wants to ensure that Member States share information, terrorism financing is blocked, and victims and...

video 08.11.2018

The EPP kicks-off its EU election campaign with a strong top candidate

More than two thousand representatives from forty-one European countries...

news 24.10.2018

SIS: full force to catch criminals in the EU

The final approval by the European Parliament of the new Schengen Information System (SIS) is the right step in...


Position papers

POSITION PAPER 16.10.2018

Position paper on Security: We put people’s safety first

Europeans need to feel safe Our world is a world of change. Old allies are distancing...

POSITION PAPER 24.04.2018

EU can help to heal cancer

Cancer is one of the main challenges many Europeans face. Almost one in three Europeans will develop cancer in their lifetime and every...

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