EPP TV Newsroom > Latest News http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/all 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 ac381cef-4f4c-40a3-bd1d-b837ceeffe43/Dijsselbloem should resign over vulgar and insulting remarks row, says EPP Group chief http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/dijsselbloem-should-resign-over-vulgar-and-insulting-remarks-row--says-epp-group-chief/s/ac381cef-4f4c-40a3-bd1d-b837ceeffe43 Dijsselbloem should resign over vulgar and insulting remarks row, says EPP Group chief EPP Group chairman Manfred Weber asks for the resignation of the head of Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, after sexist and offending remarks made against southern member states of the European... ]]> 3/29/2017 7:27:00 AM 2ea8dc0f-b3a7-464b-8c89-2986d75c2991/Treaty of Rome: 60 years of peace and a better life for Europeans, says Manfred Weber http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/treaty-of-rome--60-years-of-peace-and-a-better-life-for-europeans--says-manfred-weber/s/2ea8dc0f-b3a7-464b-8c89-2986d75c2991 Treaty of Rome: 60 years of peace and a better life for Europeans, says Manfred Weber The Treaty of Rome that founded the European Union 60 years ago has ended centuries of conflict and improved Europeans’ daily lives. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber comments on how far the EU has... ]]> 3/28/2017 7:30:00 AM 379c7d17-8968-419d-8398-0e04eb9426ba/The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/the-60th-anniversary-of-the-treaty-of-rome/s/379c7d17-8968-419d-8398-0e04eb9426ba The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome EPPTV presents a lively look at the intrigue behind the signing of the European Union’s founding document, the Treaty of Rome, which was signed 60 years ago on 25 March 1957. The short documentary... ]]> 3/24/2017 9:30:00 AM 68d8984f-66da-4552-83a3-feaa34140145/EU law to allow travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-law-to-allow-travel-in-eu-with-your-online-books--films--tv--music/s/68d8984f-66da-4552-83a3-feaa34140145 EU law to allow travel in EU with your online books, films, TV, music The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has approved a content portability regulation that will allow EU citizens to access their online music, films and other content when they travel... ]]> 3/23/2017 12:17:00 PM e888ab3e-6fb4-4cff-953a-d6f1f123e5ac/Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/future-of-europe---future-minded-budget---circular-economy/s/e888ab3e-6fb4-4cff-953a-d6f1f123e5ac Future of Europe - future-minded budget - circular economy In its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the latest EU summit that focused on the future of Europe. Council President Donald Tusk noted unity among the leaders on building a... ]]> 3/16/2017 2:59:00 PM f5e4229d-e624-4230-b787-9822968905f0/Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” for elections in Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/netherlands-vote--a--perfect-start--for-elections-in-europe/s/f5e4229d-e624-4230-b787-9822968905f0 Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” for elections in Europe One of the founding members of the European Union, the Netherlands, has rejected a bid for power by far-right populists. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says it’s a “perfect start” for an... ]]> 3/16/2017 11:05:00 AM cc1fdb01-48c4-4945-8be6-a9206f655cd5/EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-needs-a-fresh-start-for-a-better-future--says-weber/s/cc1fdb01-48c4-4945-8be6-a9206f655cd5 EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber As EU leaders meet for the first time in the European Council’s new Europa building, they will draft a declaration on the future of Europe. Marking the 60th anniversary of the founding Treaty of... ]]> 3/9/2017 12:11:00 PM 50ef272f-c1ca-418b-a704-2a38746f6d29/More transparency in EU energy deals http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/more-transparency-in-eu-energy-deals/s/50ef272f-c1ca-418b-a704-2a38746f6d29 More transparency in EU energy deals In an important step towards Energy Union, the European Parliament approves legislation that requires Member States to report energy agreements with third parties to the European Commission for... ]]> 3/2/2017 2:30:00 PM 254c85c9-9abe-4192-b1f5-7811e8e50c43/CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ceta-approved--eu-future--fighting-terrorism--ukraine-conflict/s/254c85c9-9abe-4192-b1f5-7811e8e50c43 CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future of the EU, Parliament backed a report calling... ]]> 2/16/2017 1:13:00 PM 9ed00878-da76-418a-86db-8e1a455eb3e8/Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/anti-terror-law-with-tougher-measures-against-terror-networks/s/9ed00878-da76-418a-86db-8e1a455eb3e8 Anti-terror law with tougher measures against terror networks A new EU anti-terror law before the European Parliament this week aims to step up the fight against terror recruitment, planning, training and financing, as well as caring for the victims. EPP... ]]> 2/15/2017 3:38:00 PM b92b26c8-3bc8-469f-9470-ebe71ebaa906/EU legislation to avoid car manufacturers cheating on gas emissiona http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-legislation-to-avoid-car-manufacturers-cheating-on-gas-emission/s/b92b26c8-3bc8-469f-9470-ebe71ebaa906 EU legislation to avoid car manufacturers cheating on gas emissiona EU legislation to avoid car manufacturers cheating on gas emissiona ]]> 2/9/2017 3:17:00 PM fe19e32a-ede2-4bb3-96be-48b1e9c530fc/Free up platform economy as springboard for SMEs http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/free-up-platform-economy-as-springboard-for-smes/s/fe19e32a-ede2-4bb3-96be-48b1e9c530fc Free up platform economy as springboard for SMEs Successful European online platform startups like Spotify and Booking.com called for less regulation but a level playing field to encourage more success stories. They spoke at a hearing where... ]]> 2/8/2017 6:18:00 PM 7ca325e0-06d6-4124-9658-aefa309e1608/EU roaming breakthrough to slash wholesale rates http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-roaming-breakthrough-to-slash-wholesale-rates/s/7ca325e0-06d6-4124-9658-aefa309e1608 EU roaming breakthrough to slash wholesale rates MEPs are hailing the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreement to slash wholesale mobile roaming rates by up to 90%, a boost to cross-border mobile use and Europe’s Digital Single Market. ]]> 2/7/2017 5:07:00 PM d6cd70c1-e861-4ab5-9678-f041b16d4337/New EU asylum agency will help tackle the crisis: Carlos Coelho http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/new-eu-asylum-agency-will-help-tackle-the-crisis--carlos-coelho/s/d6cd70c1-e861-4ab5-9678-f041b16d4337 New EU asylum agency will help tackle the crisis: Carlos Coelho A new proposed EU asylum agency will be vital in helping to manage the refugee crisis, but will require solidarity among EU Member States, says the EPP Group’s Carlos Coelho, Shadow Rapporteur of... ]]> 2/3/2017 11:09:00 AM b2c8bcf8-7eda-486a-bdbc-b17da15cde50/Milan Zver asks for more funding for Erasmus+ to reach more EU youth http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/milan-zver-asks-for-more-funding-for-erasmus--to-reach-more-eu-youth/s/b2c8bcf8-7eda-486a-bdbc-b17da15cde50 Milan Zver asks for more funding for Erasmus+ to reach more EU youth The European Parliament approves a Resolution calling for more funding to meet growing demand for the EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange programme and improve how it works. EPP Group Rapporteur Milan... ]]> 2/2/2017 11:52:00 AM 9f20028c-5532-4e43-90ac-39b52ae10015/EU step towards circular economy with binding targets http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-step-towards-circular-economy-with-binding-targets/s/9f20028c-5532-4e43-90ac-39b52ae10015 EU step towards circular economy with binding targets In an important step towards creating a recycling, circular economy, the European Parliament's Environment Committee approved legislation requiring EU Member States to recycle up to 80 percent of... ]]> 1/26/2017 11:40:00 AM 853b8af4-8702-491a-b437-9945f9f4b6a1/CETA a step closer to EU approval, an answer to Trump http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ceta-a-step-closer-to-eu-approval--an-answer-to-trump/s/853b8af4-8702-491a-b437-9945f9f4b6a1 CETA a step closer to EU approval, an answer to Trump The EU-Canada trade accord CETA has taken an important step toward ratification, with the European Parliament´s International Trade Committee giving it the go-ahead. CETA would eliminate a half... ]]> 1/24/2017 5:49:00 PM d9c1a7ea-dd93-4539-8765-66affb25eb1c/EU-Canada trade pact CETA a step closer http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-canada-trade-pact-ceta-a-step-closer/s/d9c1a7ea-dd93-4539-8765-66affb25eb1c EU-Canada trade pact CETA a step closer The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee backs the CETA trade accord between the EU and Canada, an important step toward ratification. The EPP Group’s MEP Artis Pabriks, who wrote... ]]> 1/24/2017 5:48:00 PM 78559504-e10e-406d-b02e-2c5cac588f11/Manfred Weber asks for an EP Counter-terrorism Committee of Inquiry http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/manfred-weber-asks-for-an-ep-counter-terrorism-committee-of-inquiry/s/78559504-e10e-406d-b02e-2c5cac588f11 Manfred Weber asks for an EP Counter-terrorism Committee of Inquiry The Chairman of the EPP Group explains why the European Union needs a European Parliament committee of inquiry and what it can do for EU citizens. ]]> 1/23/2017 11:31:00 AM ca354692-62e3-4f9e-8f58-b4098f5498d3/European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-mid-term-elections--epp-group-alde-agreement--malta-s-eu-presidency/s/ca354692-62e3-4f9e-8f58-b4098f5498d3 European Parliament mid-term elections, EPP Group-ALDE agreement, Malta’s EU Presidency At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs elected EPP Group MEP Antonio Tajani as its President plus four EPP Group MEPs as Vice-Presidents and two EPP Group MEPs as Quaestors (to look... ]]> 1/19/2017 2:35:00 PM f6249555-8240-4d16-a64d-7b800fd8e4dd/"Europe is united and strong" – Manfred Weber on Donald Trump criticism http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/-europe-is-united-and-strong----manfred-weber-on-donald-trump-criticism/s/f6249555-8240-4d16-a64d-7b800fd8e4dd "Europe is united and strong" – Manfred Weber on Donald Trump criticism The Chairman of the EPP Group comments on the start of Donald Trump’s occupancy of the White House as President of the United States. ]]> 1/19/2017 12:23:00 PM 9d350465-3e5f-43f1-b19d-ba10a3e3393e/EPP Group succeeds in electing Antonio Tajani as EP President and 4 vice-presidents (Short bio presentation) http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-succeeds-in-electing-antonio-tajani-as-ep-president-and-4-vice-presidents--short-bio-prese/s/9d350465-3e5f-43f1-b19d-ba10a3e3393e EPP Group succeeds in electing Antonio Tajani as EP President and 4 vice-presidents (Short bio presentation) Antonio Tajani, an Italian MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament with considerable experience of Italian and EU politics. Prior to his career as a politician, he was a professional... ]]> 1/18/2017 3:43:00 PM e77041ef-ba13-4428-acae-cb647bdccf6d/Rules on robotics to protect citizens and boost the sector http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/rules-on-robotics-to-protect-citizens-and-boost-the-sector/s/e77041ef-ba13-4428-acae-cb647bdccf6d 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... ]]> 1/13/2017 11:17:00 AM cf7d80f1-3ed4-48be-8dc5-fe1b9fb3897a/EU to modernise copyright rules fit for the digital world http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-to-modernise-copyright-rules-fit-for-the-digital-world/s/cf7d80f1-3ed4-48be-8dc5-fe1b9fb3897a 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... ]]> 1/12/2017 3:32:00 PM d63c9aeb-3575-4710-ba58-ac3dbaef7071/A deal is a deal for European Parliament President http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/a-deal-is-a-deal-for-european-parliament-president/s/d63c9aeb-3575-4710-ba58-ac3dbaef7071 A deal is a deal for European Parliament President 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... ]]> 1/10/2017 3:40:00 PM 8ea65735-03d2-4b9a-92de-5c520073b81f/Tajani for EP President, Visa Emergency Brake, Energy, Railways http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/tajani-for-ep-president--visa-emergency-brake--energy--railways/s/8ea65735-03d2-4b9a-92de-5c520073b81f Tajani for EP President, Visa Emergency Brake, Energy, Railways At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, the EPP Group chose Italian MEP Antonio Tajani as its candidate for Parliament President. MEPs approved an ‘emergency brake’ for visas, allowing talks... ]]> 12/15/2016 10:43:00 AM d1a9db13-37e7-44a0-a19d-70f95db7844b/Building bridges in Parliament to elect Antonio Tajani as President http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/building-bridges-in-parliament-to-elect-antonio-tajani-as-president/s/d1a9db13-37e7-44a0-a19d-70f95db7844b Building bridges in Parliament to elect Antonio Tajani as President The EPP Group aims to build bridges with other groups to ensure its candidate Antonio Tajani is elected President of the European Parliament. Mr Tajani, chosen by the EPP Group on Tuesday as its... ]]> 12/14/2016 12:03:00 PM 3e1e7b28-44af-4891-86df-3a3f1ce7bd0f/Antonio Tajani elected as EPP Group nominee for Parliament President http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/antonio-tajani-elected-as-epp-group-nominee-for-parliament-president/s/3e1e7b28-44af-4891-86df-3a3f1ce7bd0f Antonio Tajani elected as EPP Group nominee for Parliament President The EPP Group has today elected Antonio Tajani as its candidate for the post of President of the European Parliament. Antonio Tajani (63) has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1994.... ]]> 12/13/2016 8:58:00 PM db474e71-3437-4321-a85c-6294c8e9ad8e/The Belavezha Accords Paved The Way For The Europe of Today http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/the-belavezha-accords-paved-the-way-for-the-europe-of-today/s/db474e71-3437-4321-a85c-6294c8e9ad8e 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 -... ]]> 12/8/2016 4:59:00 PM b75f70d1-e20f-472f-a825-27676211864c/Booming collaborative economy needs EU-wide rules http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/booming-collaborative-economy-needs-eu-wide-rules/s/b75f70d1-e20f-472f-a825-27676211864c 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... ]]> 12/7/2016 4:41:00 PM f7a80a52-5019-497e-b749-bd868455adbd/Make Robotics Work for us, with Common EU Policy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/make-robotics-work-for-us--with-common-eu-policy/s/f7a80a52-5019-497e-b749-bd868455adbd Make Robotics Work for us, with Common EU Policy With robotics and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly cross-border, the EU is debating the creation of a common policy on the technology to promote growth and innovation as well as to... ]]> 12/5/2016 7:03:00 PM e7e9a5d1-47f3-4b5e-bfdd-5340145bbfb3/Green Light to EU - US Data Criminal Law Sharing http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/green-light-to-eu---us-data-criminal-law-sharing/s/e7e9a5d1-47f3-4b5e-bfdd-5340145bbfb3 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... ]]> 12/1/2016 5:31:00 PM 80539ed5-adab-42a1-8e21-68a9069fa510/EP next president, Turkey talks frozen, CETA, Climate talks, tackling sexual violence http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ep-next-president--turkey-talks-frozen--ceta--climate-talks--tackling-sexual-violence/s/80539ed5-adab-42a1-8e21-68a9069fa510 EP next president, Turkey talks frozen, CETA, Climate talks, tackling sexual violence With the future European Parliament presidency suddenly wide open, the EPP Group says it will consult with other political forces on who should take the helm. MEPs, including those from the EPP... ]]> 11/24/2016 1:48:00 PM d545f791-d0b7-4e48-be76-267dc2403da6/High time for CETA to proceed, after MEPs reject latest challenge http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/high-time-for-ceta-to-proceed--after-meps-reject-latest-challenge/s/d545f791-d0b7-4e48-be76-267dc2403da6 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... ]]> 11/23/2016 1:09:00 PM 61da8672-b264-427b-a062-6c9b45111398/EU red lines on Brexit terms, and address voter concerns http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-red-lines-on-brexit-terms--and-address-voter-concerns/s/61da8672-b264-427b-a062-6c9b45111398 EU red lines on Brexit terms, and address voter concerns Facing uncertainty ahead of Brexit negotiations, the EU must see the UK exit as a reason to be stronger, more unified, and respond to the concerns and fears of the EU electorate, say Mairead... ]]> 11/18/2016 9:00:00 AM ebf5dd0f-b176-4118-b6a8-ea6e8e30c3e1/Countering populism in Latin America http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/countering-populism-in-latin-america/s/ebf5dd0f-b176-4118-b6a8-ea6e8e30c3e1 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.... ]]> 11/17/2016 4:28:00 PM e5861686-3b10-4f12-a231-5ece60e8c003/EPP Group re-elects Manfred Weber as Chairman and 10 Vice-Chairs, half of them women http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-re-elects-manfred-weber-as-chairman-and-10-vice-chairs--half-of-them-women-/s/e5861686-3b10-4f12-a231-5ece60e8c003 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. ]]> 11/16/2016 5:00:00 PM 608a51ce-a79e-44a2-9ecd-838cfc9674ed/EU must support minorities in Libya to end conflict http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-must-support-minorities-in-libya-to-end-conflict/s/608a51ce-a79e-44a2-9ecd-838cfc9674ed 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... ]]> 11/16/2016 12:49:00 PM 839ebe1a-d401-4209-988f-959b2a894e48/Young EPP Members Discuss Future of Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/young-epp-members-discuss-future-of-europe/s/839ebe1a-d401-4209-988f-959b2a894e48 Young EPP Members Discuss Future of Europe A series of 100-second pitches on how to change Europe for the better was the main novelty of the annual EPP Young Members’ Network meeting in Brussels. The pitches included calls for more of a... ]]> 11/11/2016 1:12:00 PM fce68759-8bfe-4084-b1fa-f0b074670a4b/Youth leaders give boost to free InterRail passes for young Europeans http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/youth-leaders-give-boost-to-free-interrail-passes-for-young-europeans/s/fce68759-8bfe-4084-b1fa-f0b074670a4b Youth leaders give boost to free InterRail passes for young Europeans At a meeting in the European Parliament, youth group leaders joined EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber in raising awareness about a project to give free InterRail passes to Europeans marking their... ]]> 11/10/2016 12:24:00 PM 18c198fd-f0cc-4cb7-85f5-f1d1b5d3d684/Trump Election: Keep Close Ties to US and Build Stronger Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/trump-election--keep-close-ties-to-us-and-build-stronger-europe/s/18c198fd-f0cc-4cb7-85f5-f1d1b5d3d684 Trump Election: Keep Close Ties to US and Build Stronger Europe The EPP Group respects the outcome of the US presidential election and intends to maintain Europe´s strong relations with Washington, while focusing more on how Europe can defend its interests on... ]]> 11/9/2016 10:47:00 AM ae2c5e38-6519-45ee-9376-dc29db4ab0ba/Need for concrete action to counter populists http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/need-for-concrete-action-to-counter-populists/s/ae2c5e38-6519-45ee-9376-dc29db4ab0ba Need for concrete action to counter populists National parliamentarians and EPP Group MEPs discuss how to take concrete action to improve Europeans’ lives and counter a populist threat ahead of elections. ]]> 11/8/2016 12:35:00 PM 34e63ea7-9237-4c73-a818-878fbfc70cbe/CETA accord, Iraq, EU budget, InterRail, Tax fairness http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ceta-accord--iraq---eu-budget--interrail--tax-fairness/s/34e63ea7-9237-4c73-a818-878fbfc70cbe CETA accord, Iraq, EU budget, InterRail, Tax fairness At the European Parliament’s latest plenary session, the EPP Group pressed for the CETA trade accord between the EU and Canada, and support for the Iraqi government fighting ISIS. It welcomed the... ]]> 10/27/2016 11:23:00 AM 232644ef-b274-41f2-9cbd-8524c024a635/European Socialist Need to Press on CETA http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-socialist-need-to-press-on-ceta/s/232644ef-b274-41f2-9cbd-8524c024a635 European Socialist Need to Press on CETA EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber appeals to the Belgian region of Wallonia as well as Europe’s Socialist leadership, to overcome opposition to the EU-Canada trade accord. Weber says Wallonia’s... ]]> 10/24/2016 4:58:00 PM acbac265-e03d-4737-b2ce-23ddfe8e80d6/The political consequences of Brexit http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/the-political-consequences-of-brexit/s/acbac265-e03d-4737-b2ce-23ddfe8e80d6 The political consequences of Brexit British voters decided to exit the EU in a referendum earlier this year, the so-called ‘Brexit’. The UK government has said that it plans to start formal negotiations by triggering Article 50 of... ]]> 10/21/2016 8:58:00 AM