EPP TV Newsroom > Latest News http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/all 0734003f-3bd3-414a-8f5a-cdccfff9fbc5/Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ensuring-that-consumers-have-the-same-quality-of-product-across-the-eu/s/0734003f-3bd3-414a-8f5a-cdccfff9fbc5 Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU Last year it emerged that there were differences in the quality of food and non-food products being sold in different EU countries - between, for example, Bulgaria and Germany. The European... ]]> 7/12/2018 10:37:00 AM f34a1da7-3d8a-46a6-b66e-c3b2d29d5972/Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/driving-up-cybersecurity-standards-in-an-increasingly-digital-world/s/f34a1da7-3d8a-46a6-b66e-c3b2d29d5972 Driving up cybersecurity standards in an increasingly digital world An increasingly digital world with new technology applications in vehicles and homes requires higher levels of cybersecurity. Based on European Commission proposals, the European Parliament is... ]]> 7/10/2018 2:34:00 PM 2ec3922b-c0a7-4a8c-804f-b7e739de626e/Common defence, traveller database, Bulgarian Presidency, mobility package http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/common-defence--traveller-database--bulgarian-presidency--mobility-package/s/2ec3922b-c0a7-4a8c-804f-b7e739de626e Common defence, traveller database, Bulgarian Presidency, mobility package At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament approved spending to strengthen Europe’s defence industry and in turn EU military capacity. It gave the green light for an EU database to... ]]> 7/5/2018 11:17:00 AM 2efd2ccd-7252-45c0-9a29-e77e6d388215/Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/crop-protection-that-s-good-for-consumers-and-farmers/s/2efd2ccd-7252-45c0-9a29-e77e6d388215 Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers A special European Parliament committee heard from regulators, farmers and experts to determine what reforms are needed to tackle how pesticides are approved in the EU. The panel's EPP Group... ]]> 6/28/2018 4:34:00 PM 3d3e543e-c3e7-4e5c-a6b0-70c6fb9cffe0/EPP Group leading the drive for action against cancer http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-leading-the-drive-for-action-against-cancer/s/3d3e543e-c3e7-4e5c-a6b0-70c6fb9cffe0 EPP Group leading the drive for action against cancer It is estimated that almost one in three Europeans will develop cancer in their lifetime. The EPP Group has published a policy paper setting out 12 areas - including research, prevention,... ]]> 6/27/2018 4:34:00 PM 03c27930-00f4-4d0a-82d0-fd64be58fdc2/Empowering Europeans’ petition drives http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/empowering-europeans--petition-drives/s/03c27930-00f4-4d0a-82d0-fd64be58fdc2 Empowering Europeans’ petition drives In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens’ Initiative. The author - EPP Group MEP György... ]]> 6/21/2018 10:05:00 AM 11167855-db51-449a-abb2-64b11da9c02f/MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/meps-in-legal-affairs-committee-back-new-copyright-legislation/s/11167855-db51-449a-abb2-64b11da9c02f MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital world. The Parliament’s Rapporteur on this... ]]> 6/20/2018 3:30:00 PM c1bd7b2b-b86a-480d-85e9-5a325de4582f/EU trade relations, Tackling migration, Civil aviation safety http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-trade-relations--tackling-migration--civil-aviation-safety/s/c1bd7b2b-b86a-480d-85e9-5a325de4582f EU trade relations, Tackling migration, Civil aviation safety During the latest plenary session, MEPs debated EU trade relations, how to tackle migration and new civil aviation safety rules. The EPP Group called on EU governments to respond to the US move to... ]]> 6/14/2018 10:27:00 AM 8b75e577-e525-4784-881c-c955f030ef13/DiscoverEU: Free interrail passes for young Europeans http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/discovereu--free-interrail-passes-for-young-europeans/s/8b75e577-e525-4784-881c-c955f030ef13 DiscoverEU: Free interrail passes for young Europeans Young Europeans who have reached the age of 18 by 1 July can apply for a free Interrail pass to travel across Europe this summer. They will need to travel in at least one and up to four country... ]]> 6/12/2018 2:58:00 PM 84d28c6a-c2e4-4315-9e57-a43f1d8007b2/Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/back-belarus-civil-groups-facing-deadly-oppression/s/84d28c6a-c2e4-4315-9e57-a43f1d8007b2 Back Belarus civil groups facing deadly oppression At the European Parliament, EPP Group MEPs hosted pro-democracy NGOs like Charter 97 from Belarus. Recent secret executions there have added urgency to supporting civil society facing President... ]]> 6/6/2018 1:29:00 PM 15fb61f7-9e13-4306-8425-f9e709185d0a/Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/celebrating-30-years-of-the-sakharov-prize/s/15fb61f7-9e13-4306-8425-f9e709185d0a Celebrating 30 years of the Sakharov Prize The EU’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought is awarded every year to an individual or organisation from anywhere in the world for outstanding achievements in upholding human rights and... ]]> 6/5/2018 9:31:00 AM 7e06256f-ace4-47f8-8885-898c6b05fcc0/EU long-term budget, posted workers, anti-dumping, Golden Visas http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-long-term-budget--posted-workers--anti-dumping--golden-visas/s/7e06256f-ace4-47f8-8885-898c6b05fcc0 EU long-term budget, posted workers, anti-dumping, Golden Visas During the latest plenary session, MEPs debated the Commission’s initial proposals for the EU’s budget from 2021 to 2027. Proposals to cut cohesion funding and funding for the Common Agricultural... ]]> 5/31/2018 10:40:00 AM 175620ca-c4c9-4711-b0ca-47606d416200/Europe needs to protect itself from damaging foreign investments, says Franck Proust http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/europe-needs-to-protect-itself-from-damaging-foreign-investments--says-franck-proust/s/175620ca-c4c9-4711-b0ca-47606d416200 Europe needs to protect itself from damaging foreign investments, says Franck Proust The EU is looking to set up a system to screen foreign direct investment into the EU. EPP Group MEP Franck Proust is the author of the European Parliament legislative proposals in this area. ]]> 5/29/2018 2:17:00 PM b9eb77ac-42ba-4875-a7f6-61a51e819592/Step up fight against racism in sport http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/step-up-fight-against-racism-in-sport/s/b9eb77ac-42ba-4875-a7f6-61a51e819592 Step up fight against racism in sport Two days of events this week are aimed at raising awareness and fighting racism and anti-Semitism in sport. MEPs and members of the sports world are seeking to call attention to increasing cases... ]]> 5/24/2018 9:42:00 AM 8860396e-797a-4afe-b963-c000b86e0327/Zuckerberg testimony requires concrete action, says Weber http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/zuckerberg-testimony-requires-concrete-action--says-weber/s/8860396e-797a-4afe-b963-c000b86e0327 Zuckerberg testimony requires concrete action, says Weber The meeting between Parliament leaders and Facebook CEO Zuckerberg left many questions unanswered and the need for more concrete action to ensure against another Cambridge Analytica type of... ]]> 5/23/2018 1:48:00 PM 11d12d60-a362-4a02-8f84-aa0a9d8c3358/Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/environment-committee-backs-stronger-eu-disaster-relief/s/11d12d60-a362-4a02-8f84-aa0a9d8c3358 Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved draft legislation to step up EU disaster relief. Authored by the EPP Group’s Elisabetta Giardini, it would update a voluntary system... ]]> 5/17/2018 2:33:00 PM 1753ed2a-c4b7-45db-83b0-fcf95293d762/Update the CAP to keep farming strong http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/update-the-cap-to-keep-farming-strong/s/1753ed2a-c4b7-45db-83b0-fcf95293d762 Update the CAP to keep farming strong Europe’s farmers need more support and streamlined bureaucracy to stay competitive by reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, says a Report by EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, approved on... ]]> 5/16/2018 3:15:00 PM 870724b4-524d-4333-a99b-1533c773fa0f/Fighting stalking: the need for a common EU law and quicker action http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fighting-stalking--the-need-for-a-common-eu-law-and-quicker-action/s/870724b4-524d-4333-a99b-1533c773fa0f Fighting stalking: the need for a common EU law and quicker action The European Parliament has debated a new European Commission proposal on stalking. The practice has victimised millions of mainly women across the EU. Lara Comi, a Vice-Chair of the EPP Group and... ]]> 5/3/2018 1:07:00 PM edd0df24-e58b-42e6-aef3-bb10cfba2f68/New EU budget plan shouldn’t sacrifice farming and other key funding http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/new-eu-budget-plan-shouldn-t-sacrifice-farming-and-other-key-funding/s/edd0df24-e58b-42e6-aef3-bb10cfba2f68 New EU budget plan shouldn’t sacrifice farming and other key funding The EU’s next budget plan should boost funding for innovation and maintain support for European farming, fisheries and internal EU development, or cohesion, despite the loss of UK funding after... ]]> 5/2/2018 2:10:00 PM 8ab021b8-5d85-4ed4-9039-d4247ef447ae/Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/improving-conditions-for-posted-workers-in-the-eu/s/8ab021b8-5d85-4ed4-9039-d4247ef447ae Improving conditions for posted workers in the EU The European Parliament’s Employment Committee has approved a revision of an EU law on posted workers. The law will mean better working conditions for posted workers, the same rules on... ]]> 4/26/2018 9:49:00 AM 1e800bd4-ad6e-4075-a4d9-af2c3c6318af/Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/shame-on-them--fighting-dual-quality-products-in-eu/s/1e800bd4-ad6e-4075-a4d9-af2c3c6318af Shame on them: fighting dual-quality products in EU MEPs are calling for a crackdown on producers of everything from food to cosmetics to baby products that are selling varying quality at different prices across the EU. At a European Parliament... ]]> 4/25/2018 2:26:00 PM 0632c9a3-e382-4d82-b288-3edc37f1e84d/EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-future--terror-financing--journalist-murders--facebook-scandal/s/0632c9a3-e382-4d82-b288-3edc37f1e84d EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal The European Parliament debated the French President’s future-minded EU reform ideas with the EPP Group calling for greater security for Europeans. Parliament approved legislation to intensify... ]]> 4/19/2018 11:09:00 AM d8b6693b-06da-4b6a-a3c0-9afb80e889bb/Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/post-brexit-cap--defending-farmers-and-consumers/s/d8b6693b-06da-4b6a-a3c0-9afb80e889bb Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy should maintain the same budget after Brexit, says the EPP Group’s author of a European Parliament Report on the CAP’s budget from 2021. Herbert Dorfmann says... ]]> 4/16/2018 8:59:00 AM ba53ff61-cdbb-417b-a35f-53085ec8d8ef/Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/beware-of-russian-trojan-horses-in-the-eu/s/ba53ff61-cdbb-417b-a35f-53085ec8d8ef Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU At an event in the European Parliament, MEPs and analysts urged the EU to remain vigilant against Russian meddling in Europe’s affairs following Putin’s re-election and the poisoning of a former... ]]> 4/11/2018 10:41:00 AM e5f4df1b-11cd-4b01-8d14-8f45f9d7caa9/Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/protecting-the-rights-of-victims-of-terrorism-in-the-eu/s/e5f4df1b-11cd-4b01-8d14-8f45f9d7caa9 Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism held a public hearing on the rights of victims of terrorism. In 2016 and 2017, terrorism claimed the lives of 203 people in the European... ]]> 3/22/2018 12:48:00 PM a0034584-f0c0-4a99-804f-5a51fae6d39b/Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/enabling-people-from-the-middle-east-and-africa-to-gain-skills-to-help-rebuild-their-countries/s/a0034584-f0c0-4a99-804f-5a51fae6d39b Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries Hungary’s government has given young Christians from Middle Eastern and African countries who lack access to high quality education the opportunity to go on a study programme in Hungary. The core... ]]> 3/21/2018 11:33:00 AM 34bb43cb-3e2d-4e6c-b967-8e1fd6ec578e/Renate Sommer calls to raise awareness to boost vaccination rates http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/renate-sommer-calls-to-raise-awareness-to-boost-vaccination-rates/s/34bb43cb-3e2d-4e6c-b967-8e1fd6ec578e Renate Sommer calls to raise awareness to boost vaccination rates EPP Group MEP Renate Sommer is one of a group of Members of the European Parliament calling on EU governments to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinations against disease. ]]> 3/20/2018 11:54:00 AM 27d0c708-ec9c-4f68-8c5e-9296835cd1d8/Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit--eu-budget--us-steel-tariffs--digital-company-taxation/s/27d0c708-ec9c-4f68-8c5e-9296835cd1d8 Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation During the European Parliament’s March plenary session, MEPs approved a Resolution on future EU-UK relations after Brexit and debated the EU’s post-2020 budget ahead of formal Commission proposals... ]]> 3/15/2018 11:17:00 AM 436a8bb2-5232-40c7-abe2-45b88a305363/Alain Lamassoure calls on the EU to ensure that digital companies pay taxes where the economic activity takes place http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/alain-lamassoure-calls-on-the-eu-to-ensure-that-digital-companies-pay-taxes-where-the-economic-activ/s/436a8bb2-5232-40c7-abe2-45b88a305363 Alain Lamassoure calls on the EU to ensure that digital companies pay taxes where the economic activity takes place Alain Lamassoure, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur for the Common Corporate Tax Base Report voted on in plenary, says that the EU should define conditions so that digital companies pay taxes where the... ]]> 3/13/2018 1:37:00 PM 8c50f536-d55d-484e-9b89-ab2200bd94f2/EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber: EU is ready to react on US market protectionism http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-chairman-manfred-weber--eu-is-ready-to-react-on-us-market-protectionism/s/8c50f536-d55d-484e-9b89-ab2200bd94f2 EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber: EU is ready to react on US market protectionism Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, points out that Donald Trump is risking a trade conflict with the EU since he has announced to activate tariffs on EU steel and aluminium. The EU will do... ]]> 3/7/2018 2:25:00 PM 6ab0c1cd-20b5-4401-aa92-07a7de1cc8a9/Boosting the digital economy in the Western Balkans http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/boosting-the-digital-economy-in-the-western-balkans/s/6ab0c1cd-20b5-4401-aa92-07a7de1cc8a9 Boosting the digital economy in the Western Balkans At an EPP Group conference hosted by Andrey Kovatchev MEP and European Parliament Vice-President Lívia Járóka MEP, the European Commission will present digital economy proposals, including cutting... ]]> 3/6/2018 3:39:00 PM e50852f5-438e-4a2d-8cbe-58d836ecf76d/Boost innovation with updated laws, education and new funding http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/boost-innovation-with-updated-laws--education-and-new-funding/s/e50852f5-438e-4a2d-8cbe-58d836ecf76d Boost innovation with updated laws, education and new funding Europe can close its innovation gap with other parts of the world by establishing better conditions for innovation. This means enacting flexible legislation and codes of conduct that give... ]]> 3/5/2018 2:21:00 PM 780e867b-7c9a-4a4d-bb68-19b5b2a4c4bb/EPP Group backs a crisis-proof Euro on principles of Stability and Growth Pact http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-backs-a-crisis-proof-euro-on-principles-of-stability-and-growth-pact/s/780e867b-7c9a-4a4d-bb68-19b5b2a4c4bb EPP Group backs a crisis-proof Euro on principles of Stability and Growth Pact On February 28th 2018, the Members of the EPP Group adopted the Group 's Position Paper on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union. Our goal is to make sure the Euro is stable, stimulating... ]]> 3/1/2018 12:37:00 PM 4d9fab68-f918-4a89-b753-97249aad51fb/Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/avoid-overregulation-of-ai--but-ensure-adequate-protection/s/4d9fab68-f918-4a89-b753-97249aad51fb Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection Europeans should be careful about over-regulating the growing use of artificial intelligence. AI can benefit medicine and other fields, but it can also be dangerous in generating fake news, says... ]]> 2/28/2018 12:16:00 PM ed385272-899a-4ed8-9948-246a5b7ad5f0/Improving waste management in the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/improving-waste-management-in-the-eu/s/ed385272-899a-4ed8-9948-246a5b7ad5f0 Improving waste management in the EU The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has given its approval to new EU rules establishing legally binding targets for waste recycling and the reduction of landfilling with fixed... ]]> 2/27/2018 4:50:00 PM 35f96673-70e6-493d-8fcc-84df79398351/EU electricity market: more competition to the benefit of consumers http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-electricity-market--more-competition-to-the-benefit-of-consumers/s/35f96673-70e6-493d-8fcc-84df79398351 EU electricity market: more competition to the benefit of consumers Krišjānis Kariņš, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur of the Internal Market for Electricity Report voted today in the Industry Committee, says that removing market barriers and moving towards open... ]]> 2/21/2018 2:42:00 PM 481e5c0d-5314-4cb4-b261-ce1cd54e4e12/Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/boosting-europe-s-defence-capabilities/s/481e5c0d-5314-4cb4-b261-ce1cd54e4e12 Boosting Europe’s defence capabilities The European Parliament is considering a proposal to set up an EU fund to help the defence industry across the EU develop defence capabilities to protect Europeans. EPP Group MEP Françoise... ]]> 2/21/2018 11:16:00 AM cb30ca43-f39c-4938-8b26-e4677d81b073/Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/time-for-tougher-sanctions-against-venezuela--salafranca/s/cb30ca43-f39c-4938-8b26-e4677d81b073 Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca The European Parliament has voted for tougher sanctions against the Venezuelan regime as it prepares for early presidential elections seen as a sham. President Nicolás Maduro is running for... ]]> 2/21/2018 11:00:00 AM 96a9d947-a748-4e70-bb06-9f2ed89af41e/Geo-blocking, future of Europe, future EU Parliament, V-P Czarnecki fired http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/geo-blocking--future-of-europe--future-eu-parliament--v-p-czarnecki-fired/s/96a9d947-a748-4e70-bb06-9f2ed89af41e Geo-blocking, future of Europe, future EU Parliament, V-P Czarnecki fired At its latest plenary, the European Parliament approved a limited ban on geo-blocking of cross-border online shopping within the EU, with a possible expansion after a two-year review. Ahead of... ]]> 2/8/2018 11:44:00 AM da20ff61-b6d7-4a56-bb75-82d64008ef48/Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ending-geo-blocking--win-win-for-all/s/da20ff61-b6d7-4a56-bb75-82d64008ef48 Ending geo-blocking: win-win for all The European Parliament has given its final approval to legislation that will bar online companies from blocking consumers based on nationality or location. The EPP Group’s Róża Thun, author of... ]]> 2/6/2018 12:47:00 PM 00ac2e18-7ca2-468f-8827-4479b9f8a9ca/EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-meps-debate-the-pan-european-personal-pension-product--pepp-/s/00ac2e18-7ca2-468f-8827-4479b9f8a9ca EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Europe’s population is ageing with people living longer and having fewer children. With less money coming into the state pension pot and greater demands on that same pot of money, there may well... ]]> 1/31/2018 5:33:00 PM 0dde4b9c-5c25-4ad9-adc6-abdb05a08dff/Emissions trading reform to fight climate change http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/emissions-trading-reform-to-fight-climate-change/s/0dde4b9c-5c25-4ad9-adc6-abdb05a08dff Emissions trading reform to fight climate change The European Parliament is set to give its final approval next month to a revamped Emissions Trading System. The EPP Group’s Ivo Belet, a member of the Environment Committee, says the ETS will... ]]> 1/29/2018 12:18:00 PM 1637a2f9-f584-404e-95bb-c787454ecef1/Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/revamped-europass-to-help-europeans-train-and-work-across-the-eu/s/1637a2f9-f584-404e-95bb-c787454ecef1 Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union CV, to help Europeans find jobs and get training in... ]]> 1/23/2018 4:11:00 PM 97fceaf7-4fd3-4d6b-8470-ab0cfa3b0e91/EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-plenary-report--future-of-europe--bulgaria-s-eu-presidency--russian-disinformation--renewa/s/97fceaf7-4fd3-4d6b-8470-ab0cfa3b0e91 EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boïko Borissov, and the future of Europe with Ireland’s Prime... ]]> 1/18/2018 2:24:00 PM a982e9e4-3a3c-4219-9bd2-0d16ba10425e/Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/seizing-terror-and-criminal-assets-across-eu/s/a982e9e4-3a3c-4219-9bd2-0d16ba10425e Seizing terror and criminal assets across EU The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has approved legislation to block terrorists’ access to financing, sending the dossier to plenary next week. The EPP... ]]> 1/11/2018 4:53:00 PM 4d52990b-896c-45cf-813d-7f78d48e6c0b/Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit--sakharov-prize--eu-investment--kebab-ban-defeated/s/4d52990b-896c-45cf-813d-7f78d48e6c0b Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on citizens’ rights and Irish border arrangements.... ]]> 12/14/2017 2:11:00 PM 5f4925dc-49a2-4dbf-adc4-ec4a27c517db/Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/kebab-ban-rejected--saving-jobs--businesses/s/5f4925dc-49a2-4dbf-adc4-ec4a27c517db Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning... ]]> 12/13/2017 1:50:00 PM d66efe4e-519e-407c-814f-1e81352e375b/Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/common-eu-defence--economy--erasmus/s/d66efe4e-519e-407c-814f-1e81352e375b Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus The 26 th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus... ]]> 12/6/2017 10:45:00 AM 8e85727e-9f05-4299-bc02-3b4768f5157d/Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ending-geoblocking-to-boost-digital-single-market/s/8e85727e-9f05-4299-bc02-3b4768f5157d Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/European Council/Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within... ]]> 12/5/2017 1:18:00 PM 88f7792c-99a8-4e26-ab5a-ff356078a15d/EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-budget--development-security--pro-taxpayer-financial-reform/s/88f7792c-99a8-4e26-ab5a-ff356078a15d EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform At the latest European Parliament plenary, MEPs approved the budget for 2018 that maintains funding for innovation, jobs, youth and Interrail for 18-year-olds. They green-lighted a €100m plan to... ]]> 11/30/2017 4:36:00 PM 40b65890-b063-4a79-a6a4-472d2814d91e/How to better secure soft targets; Anti-terror panel with Arnaud Danjean http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/how-to-better-secure-soft-targets--anti-terror-panel-with-arnaud-danjean/s/40b65890-b063-4a79-a6a4-472d2814d91e How to better secure soft targets; Anti-terror panel with Arnaud Danjean The European Parliament´s one-year special committee on anti-terrorism is examining a wide range of issues including financing, radicalisation, and securing soft targets. The panel´s spokesman for... ]]> 11/27/2017 11:39:00 AM a2780146-3457-4a22-ad07-5f0416d1e5bf/EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-civil-protection-mechanism-to-become-mandatory/s/a2780146-3457-4a22-ad07-5f0416d1e5bf EU Civil Protection Mechanism to become mandatory Spurred by deadly wildfires in Portugal and flooding in Eastern Europe, the European Commission is proposing to make the EU’s voluntary Civil Protection Mechanism mandatory. Paulo Rangel, an EPP... ]]> 11/23/2017 10:07:00 AM 9394e042-221e-4bc0-b8f0-1778bbddcbbb/Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/improving-contract-law-for-digital-content-and-copyright-law-for-broadcasts-in-the-eu/s/9394e042-221e-4bc0-b8f0-1778bbddcbbb Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules... ]]> 11/21/2017 5:50:00 PM 54935a64-a9fc-4b61-a70b-fe0d38ad624d/Paradise papers - Rule of law in Malta and Poland - Left and right populism http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/paradise-papers---rule-of-law-in-malta-and-poland---left-and-right-populism/s/54935a64-a9fc-4b61-a70b-fe0d38ad624d Paradise papers - Rule of law in Malta and Poland - Left and right populism The EU will now push on with its efforts to tackle tax avoidance and to ensure all EU countries fully respect the rule of law. So that’s it for the November Strasbourg session. Find out more about... ]]> 11/16/2017 11:32:00 AM f8ce4f26-e9ed-4eeb-8344-7949fdf483db/Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/young-meps-and-mps-consider-how-to-counter-populism-in-europe/s/f8ce4f26-e9ed-4eeb-8344-7949fdf483db Young MEPs and MPs consider how to counter populism in Europe A Young Parliament Members’ European Forum on 7 and 8 November brought together MEPs and MPs from across Europe. How to tackle the threat posed by extremist forces on the left and the right to... ]]> 11/9/2017 8:43:00 AM 85574f38-c1b2-47ec-94bb-c20b8ed5731f/Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/lessons-from-history--preventing-the-rise-of-undemocratic-and-extremist-forces-in-our-societies/s/85574f38-c1b2-47ec-94bb-c20b8ed5731f Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies The House of European History hosted a debate on 7 November 2017 to mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution. At the time it looked like a hopeless putsch by a small group of ideological... ]]> 11/7/2017 5:49:00 PM d40d95f5-d1bb-4973-bbc0-dceaee396c5d/Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/giving-schengen-databank-muscle-to-secure-borders/s/d40d95f5-d1bb-4973-bbc0-dceaee396c5d Giving Schengen databank muscle to secure borders The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs approved reports on three pieces of legislation calling for greater access and use of the Schengen Information... ]]> 11/7/2017 9:36:00 AM 82c74d3b-b4d4-40cd-9f28-213811fb6920/Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit--turkey--interrail-tickets--eu-border-entry-exit-system--posted-workers/s/82c74d3b-b4d4-40cd-9f28-213811fb6920 Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, following the latest round of Brexit talks, MEPs and EU officials discussed preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario. MEPs backed EU Member States’ decision... ]]> 10/27/2017 8:07:00 AM 16cfa7aa-2717-4412-8ac8-3f4b971dc63d/Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/democratic-opposition-of-venezuela-awarded-sakharov-prize-for-human-rights/s/16cfa7aa-2717-4412-8ac8-3f4b971dc63d Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament has decided to award this year’s Sakharov Prize to the Democratic Opposition of Venezuela and the political prisoners held in detention in... ]]> 10/26/2017 10:13:00 AM d5e4d971-0bd0-488c-9ba5-71bc1792c1e6/EPP Group seeks to improve EU rules for posted workers http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-seeks-to-improve-eu-rules-for-posted-workers/s/d5e4d971-0bd0-488c-9ba5-71bc1792c1e6 EPP Group seeks to improve EU rules for posted workers The European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Posting of Workers Directive. The aim is to improve EU rules for workers who are temporarily posted abroad. Elisabeth Morin-Chartier,... ]]> 10/24/2017 7:52:00 AM 48864c06-fb5d-41f4-ab3a-99ee35812606/Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/give-young-farmers-a-better-chance-to-fight-desertification/s/48864c06-fb5d-41f4-ab3a-99ee35812606 Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group’s Fourth European... ]]> 10/19/2017 3:39:00 PM f54b6df5-ee27-4a15-8133-dde83c794fc8/Improving the emergency services for EU citizens http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/improving-the-emergency-services-for-eu-citizens/s/f54b6df5-ee27-4a15-8133-dde83c794fc8 Improving the emergency services for EU citizens The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event... ]]> 10/18/2017 3:29:00 PM 8d4cca62-bed9-4574-a18a-2a4d1a7ab554/Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/making-online-shopping-easier-with-fair-shipping-prices/s/8d4cca62-bed9-4574-a18a-2a4d1a7ab554 Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping... ]]> 10/12/2017 2:51:00 PM 78b9c3df-6b78-4e95-b091-37c267bbf7ac/Post-disaster rebuilding with EU Solidarity Fund http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/post-disaster-rebuilding-with-eu-solidarity-fund/s/78b9c3df-6b78-4e95-b091-37c267bbf7ac Post-disaster rebuilding with EU Solidarity Fund The EU has just approved a record €1.2 billion from its Solidarity Fund to help rebuild quake-struck central Italy. On EPPTV’s monthly programme People First, MEP Giovanni La Via talks about how... ]]> 10/10/2017 9:07:00 AM ddcde05c-da96-4c55-a591-ea1638317271/Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit--catalonia--cybersecurity--eu-fraudbusters/s/ddcde05c-da96-4c55-a591-ea1638317271 Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters At its latest plenary session, the EPP Group backed the EU Brexit negotiators’ demand that the UK agrees on the divorce price tag before advancing to talks on trade and future relations. In the... ]]> 10/5/2017 11:29:00 AM b3426a58-0eb7-4863-bbc4-6760163f2a14/EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-asks-eu-member-states-to-boost-services-sector/s/b3426a58-0eb7-4863-bbc4-6760163f2a14 EPP Group asks EU Member States to boost services sector The services sector accounts for as much as 2/3 of the European Union’s economy. But it’s underperforming because of barriers making it harder for businesses to set up or expand into other EU... ]]> 9/28/2017 11:55:00 AM 02e821ef-4ea5-497e-bf62-ae0064327d6d/In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/in-new-brexit-talks--uk-must-clarify-its-goals/s/02e821ef-4ea5-497e-bf62-ae0064327d6d In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals In the latest round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week, the EPP Group says the UK must make concrete proposals. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent... ]]> 9/26/2017 3:18:00 PM b11f5f5c-ff1c-463c-8900-a0b79a27d453/EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic of new pro-European German government http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-s-manfred-weber-optimistic-of-new-pro-european-german-government/s/b11f5f5c-ff1c-463c-8900-a0b79a27d453 EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic of new pro-European German government After the latest German elections, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to form a multi-party coalition that will support a strong European Union. ]]> 9/26/2017 2:54:00 PM 94b6ae12-364d-4d2b-ba5a-c31cf4f0f70c/State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/state-of-the-union--fipronil-scandal--turkey--venezuela/s/94b6ae12-364d-4d2b-ba5a-c31cf4f0f70c State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the... ]]> 9/14/2017 10:43:00 AM c67e172b-286d-41af-9991-bd05815d30b4/Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/post-brexit-talks---future-eu-uk-ties---possibly-in-2018--says-barnier/s/c67e172b-286d-41af-9991-bd05815d30b4 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... ]]> 9/13/2017 2:49:00 PM 6c83cd6d-a0a3-4eff-8084-efa80bcaefb8/Flüchtlingsaufnahme: EuGH-Urteil sendet positives Signal http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fl-chtlingsaufnahme--eugh-urteil-sendet-positives-signal/s/6c83cd6d-a0a3-4eff-8084-efa80bcaefb8 Flüchtlingsaufnahme: EuGH-Urteil sendet positives Signal Der EVP-Fraktionsvorsitzende Manfred Weber sieht in dem EuGH-Urteil, das Slowenien und Ungarn zur Flüchtlingsaufnahme verpflichtet, ein positives Signal für die künftige EU-Migrationspolitik. DE... ]]> 9/6/2017 12:20:00 PM aa61efa6-4832-445c-b5bc-444182dd9180/ECJ rejection of Hungary and Slovakia action against asylum seekers mandatory relocation is a positive signal http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ecj-rejection-of-hungary-and-slovakia-action-against-asylum-seekers-mandatory-relocation-is-a-positi/s/aa61efa6-4832-445c-b5bc-444182dd9180 ECJ rejection of Hungary and Slovakia action against asylum seekers mandatory relocation is a positive signal Manfred Weber, EPP Group Chairman said in statement, that EU high court ruling against Hungary and Slovakia refusal to apply the provisional mandatory mechanism for relocation of asylum seekers is... ]]> 9/6/2017 12:20:00 PM d11dbd82-b80e-41c0-9fb1-4e5ef67233b4/MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/meps-discuss-how-to-tackle-contaminated-eggs-scandal/s/d11dbd82-b80e-41c0-9fb1-4e5ef67233b4 MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal In August, contaminated eggs were found in over half of European Union countries. EU countries reacted by shutting down certain farms and removing contaminated eggs and egg products from... ]]> 8/31/2017 4:23:00 PM 23637077-8a73-4907-a28e-d04a3df409c7/Smart Borders: stepped-up security, better ID system http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/smart-borders--stepped-up-security--better-id-system/s/23637077-8a73-4907-a28e-d04a3df409c7 Smart Borders: stepped-up security, better ID system The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee OKs a proposed a digital Entry/Exit System for visitors to the EU. It is part of the European Union’s Smart Borders package of measures that... ]]> 7/12/2017 2:56:00 PM 22903520-6f6a-4b7d-a5f7-71e924d8bf0c/Fight tax avoidance with more transparency, data exchange http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fight-tax-avoidance-with-more-transparency--data-exchange/s/22903520-6f6a-4b7d-a5f7-71e924d8bf0c Fight tax avoidance with more transparency, data exchange European finance ministers including Germany´s Wolfgang Schäuble joined with MEPs to call for more action to fight tax avoidance. They came to lend their support to the European Parliament´s... ]]> 7/12/2017 9:12:00 AM 629f1c65-8781-48f3-b66f-797bab3a0e88/EU defence, Turkey report, new Digital Commissioner http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-defence--turkey-report--new-digital-commissioner/s/629f1c65-8781-48f3-b66f-797bab3a0e88 EU defence, Turkey report, new Digital Commissioner At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated how to build a common defence, it approved a resolution calling on Turkey to reverse anti-democratic policies or face a suspension of... ]]> 7/6/2017 11:51:00 AM 463088a6-14a9-42e4-942b-fc6089b64fac/EU to counter tax avoidance by companies http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-to-counter-tax-avoidance-by-companies/s/463088a6-14a9-42e4-942b-fc6089b64fac EU to counter tax avoidance by companies Many multi-national companies artificially shift their profits to low tax countries. The European Parliament will be voting in July on a new law that would shed light on these tax avoidance... ]]> 6/28/2017 7:33:00 AM 8156c439-f066-4ec4-8496-8614140f8fc0/EPP MPs and MEPs Tackle Globalisation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-mps-and-meps-tackle-globalisation/s/8156c439-f066-4ec4-8496-8614140f8fc0 EPP MPs and MEPs Tackle Globalisation The EU needs to step up efforts to adapt to globalisation to address voter concerns and create sustainable employment, say EPP MPs and MEPs meeting at the European Parliament. The regular EPP... ]]> 6/26/2017 3:46:00 PM 841c60f1-c5f3-4737-a969-716284c54a90/Free WiFi for all in Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/free-wifi-for-all-in-europe/s/841c60f1-c5f3-4737-a969-716284c54a90 Free WiFi for all in Europe An EU programme to install WiFi in thousands of communities across Europe will help people build skills and businesses to benefit from the digital revolution, says Anne Sander, EPP Group... ]]> 6/22/2017 1:07:00 PM eb5de320-ecff-4ad3-91e4-bc12fd1215ad/Digital Revolution to Help Europeans Adapt and Profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/digital-revolution-to-help-europeans-adapt-and-profit-from-it--says-mariya-gabriel/s/eb5de320-ecff-4ad3-91e4-bc12fd1215ad Digital Revolution to Help Europeans Adapt and Profit from it, says Mariya Gabriel At her Parliament Commissioner-designate hearing, Mariya Gabriel promised to seek new measures to benefit from the digital revolution. The Bulgarian EPP Group MEP said they include helping workers... ]]> 6/20/2017 5:59:00 PM 47647075-e21a-4bf6-ae27-77785f542b5e/Suspend Accession Talks Unless Turkey rethinks Reforms http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/suspend-accession-talks-unless-turkey-rethinks-reforms/s/47647075-e21a-4bf6-ae27-77785f542b5e Suspend Accession Talks Unless Turkey rethinks Reforms The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee approves Parliament’s review of the latest European Commission progress report on accession talks with Turkey. The resolution calls for the... ]]> 6/20/2017 10:56:00 AM 3b338b61-b322-4671-bf0a-95b0120e8ccf/Climate change, energy efficiency labelling, Erasmus http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/climate-change--energy-efficiency-labelling--erasmus/s/3b338b61-b322-4671-bf0a-95b0120e8ccf Climate change, energy efficiency labelling, Erasmus At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, EU leaders stressed that the EU will press on with its environmental commitments despite the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal. Also... ]]> 6/15/2017 10:58:00 AM c9b0b812-049b-4e28-b01a-f659f8968b07/No more roaming charges as of June 2017 http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/no-more-roaming-charges-as-of-june-2017/s/c9b0b812-049b-4e28-b01a-f659f8968b07 No more roaming charges as of June 2017 As of 15 June, people will no longer pay roaming charges to use their mobile phones abroad in the EU. It follows lengthy debates kick-started by the EPP Group some ten years ago. The European... ]]> 6/14/2017 1:00:00 PM 9e13b970-6790-4a8e-aaee-eec833deb820/Erasmus celebrates 30 years of success http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/erasmus-celebrates-30-years-of-success/s/9e13b970-6790-4a8e-aaee-eec833deb820 Erasmus celebrates 30 years of success Former Erasmus students from all over Europe and MEPs attended celebrations in the European Parliament marking 30 years of the Erasmus student exchange programme. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber... ]]> 6/13/2017 3:53:00 PM c0d3afb9-55f1-4eac-a0bf-13ce8b35cdca/Copyright rules fit for the digital age http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/copyright-rules-fit-for-the-digital-age/s/c0d3afb9-55f1-4eac-a0bf-13ce8b35cdca Copyright rules fit for the digital age EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst... ]]> 6/9/2017 7:39:00 AM a748bdb7-5dfd-4e90-a5f4-c6b9ea4a86f4/Strengthening cybersecurity is EPP Group priority http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/strengthening-cybersecurity-is-epp-group-priority/s/a748bdb7-5dfd-4e90-a5f4-c6b9ea4a86f4 Strengthening cybersecurity is EPP Group priority An EPP Group hearing on cybercrime and cybersecurity, organised by Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi MEP, examined the situation in the EU and discussed proposals to contribute to the Group’s priorities. ]]> 6/8/2017 9:04:00 AM 92d81a3e-942d-4aa7-85e5-ce2473ffffc6/Energy Union to secure supplies in crisis http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/energy-union-to-secure-supplies-in-crisis/s/92d81a3e-942d-4aa7-85e5-ce2473ffffc6 Energy Union to secure supplies in crisis The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved a plan for the EU’s Energy Union to ensure gas supplies in times of crisis. The EPP Group’s Rapporteur Jerzy Buzek of... ]]> 5/30/2017 3:53:00 PM 01c599d7-60a1-46d4-94e2-f2141aa21605/Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit--portability-of-online-content--globalisation/s/01c599d7-60a1-46d4-94e2-f2141aa21605 Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then partnership... ]]> 5/18/2017 10:51:00 AM a483beba-50e8-41e2-8fd3-4ce75256ad6f/Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/visa-free-travel-for-ukrainians-at-long-last/s/a483beba-50e8-41e2-8fd3-4ce75256ad6f Visa-free travel for Ukrainians at long last Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians. ]]> 5/17/2017 4:33:00 PM 33a4bcbf-59f8-41d3-b680-ef0e350ce029/Citizens’ rights a red line in Brexit talks http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/citizens--rights-a-red-line-in-brexit-talks/s/33a4bcbf-59f8-41d3-b680-ef0e350ce029 Citizens’ rights a red line in Brexit talks At a European Parliament hearing, the Civil Liberties Committee discusses the Brexit negotiations with concerned citizens and civil society. Across party lines are calls to guarantee citizens’... ]]> 5/11/2017 5:21:00 PM 08472aa4-b7d7-45f0-9090-2b1237171865/EU common defence policy to face external threats http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-common-defence-policy-to-face-external-threats/s/08472aa4-b7d7-45f0-9090-2b1237171865 EU common defence policy to face external threats A joint military command in Brussels is an important step towards establishing a European defence force and saving money through interoperability. The EPP Group’s Michael Gahler, spokesman on EU... ]]> 5/10/2017 11:54:00 AM 79305988-f598-4b82-9bb9-f52235d6ba61/Europe Day: celebrating the EU's accomplishments http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/europe-day--celebrating-the-eu-s-accomplishments/s/79305988-f598-4b82-9bb9-f52235d6ba61 Europe Day: celebrating the EU's accomplishments We’re celebrating Europe Day today and that is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of our successes over the last years and decades. There is peace, of course. And that’s a big success. But... ]]> 5/9/2017 2:30:00 PM 738ae457-e9f9-4d15-883d-f7eff3fbcf79/French Elections: EPP Group support for ‘les Républicains’ in French Parliamentary Vote http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/french-elections--epp-group-support-for--les-r-publicains--in-french-parliamentary-vote/s/738ae457-e9f9-4d15-883d-f7eff3fbcf79 French Elections: EPP Group support for ‘les Républicains’ in French Parliamentary Vote The next step for France is to vote for a new Parliament; France needs a clear and very convincing reform agenda. ‘Les Républicains’ are the driving force in this regard. They have a clear plan... ]]> 5/9/2017 1:18:00 PM 310c47e5-cf8f-4947-8a23-16faee4e0a46/EU digital drive: free Wi-Fi and new rules on content http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-digital-drive--free-wi-fi-and-new-rules-on-content/s/310c47e5-cf8f-4947-8a23-16faee4e0a46 EU digital drive: free Wi-Fi and new rules on content The European Parliament has approved a project called Wifi4EU - free Wi-Fi for up to 8,000 communities - to help drive Europe towards a digital single market and expand public services. The... ]]> 5/3/2017 3:16:00 PM 402b8145-14d8-4c61-a17d-b3c0ac20b93b/EU steps up the fight to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-steps-up-the-fight-to-combat-child-sexual-abuse-and-exploitation/s/402b8145-14d8-4c61-a17d-b3c0ac20b93b EU steps up the fight to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation Child sexual abuse is a major problem that the EU is working hard to eradicate. In 2011, the EU stepped up the fight with new legislation obliging EU countries to, for example, increase criminal... ]]> 4/28/2017 7:29:00 AM a89f919a-c2db-4d60-837d-efcc48adadab/EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-values-at-stake-in-debates-on-turkey-and-hungary/s/a89f919a-c2db-4d60-837d-efcc48adadab EU values at stake in debates on Turkey and Hungary In European Parliament debates on Turkey’s disputed referendum and on Hungary’s policies, MEPs discussed how to press both governments to respect civil and social rights. The EPP Group’s Chairman... ]]> 4/26/2017 5:53:00 PM bda7005e-3276-44a3-b452-6bda9afd25fe/Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/step-up-fight-against-russian-anti-eu-fake-news/s/bda7005e-3276-44a3-b452-6bda9afd25fe Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news The EU must combat Russian undercover efforts to hijack politics in the West by coordinating its counterintelligence efforts and by providing more funding and staff to combat disinformation... ]]> 4/25/2017 10:29:00 AM 782435f2-699e-447e-9c13-181b2da243d0/Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit-debate--dijsselbloem-flap--car-emissions--medical-device-safety/s/782435f2-699e-447e-9c13-181b2da243d0 Brexit debate, Dijsselbloem flap, car emissions, medical device safety At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, MEPs approved a plan for Brexit negotiations which are to focus on the UK’s exit process first, then on trade and other matters. The EPP... ]]> 4/6/2017 10:12:00 AM 1fc81f15-cddd-4cf1-990b-3c2f6ad450fd/EPP Group meeting: Together we will succeed after Brexit http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-meeting--together-we-will-succeed-after-brexit/s/1fc81f15-cddd-4cf1-990b-3c2f6ad450fd EPP Group meeting: Together we will succeed after Brexit The EPP Group gathered in Malta to discuss the prospects of the European Union on the day that the British government activated Article 50 of the Treaty to leave the EU. EPP Group Chairman Manfred... ]]> 3/30/2017 10:07:00 AM 5a407783-c240-464d-9ebe-e13817889e57/Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/weber--brexit-day-is-a-sad-day--but-london-has-to-respect-citizens--businesses-and-northern-irish-ri/s/5a407783-c240-464d-9ebe-e13817889e57 Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights “Today, it’s a sad day for Europe, a historic mistake”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He hopes that the British Government and the EU Institutions will carefully take into consideration... ]]> 3/29/2017 4:04:00 PM