EPP TV Newsroom > Latest News http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/all 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 f0d5eca5-f632-45a2-98f9-6e3f532621be/Fight past and current populist and anti-Western threats with concrete action http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fight-past-and-current-populist-and-anti-western-threats-with-concrete-action/s/f0d5eca5-f632-45a2-98f9-6e3f532621be Fight past and current populist and anti-Western threats with concrete action Populism, xenophobia and anti-Westernism are past and current threats to Europe that must be countered with concrete action, said the EPP Group’s Sandra Kalniete MEP and Group Chairman Manfred... ]]> 10/20/2016 9:05:00 AM 086ae964-a523-465f-9df1-552f38492b06/EPP Group Pushes for EU-Wide System Against Food Terrorism http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-pushes-for-eu-wide-system-against-food-terrorism/s/086ae964-a523-465f-9df1-552f38492b06 EPP Group Pushes for EU-Wide System Against Food Terrorism Europe lacks a food defence system of testing, tracing and sharing information to prevent a mass contamination by criminals or terrorists. The EPP Group’s Esther Herranz García and Giovanni La Via... ]]> 10/19/2016 11:07:00 AM e86b02f0-e5d6-4521-830d-a7c697526fc5/Crunch Time for Job-Creating EU-Canada Trade Deal http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/crunch-time-for-job-creating-eu-canada-trade-deal/s/e86b02f0-e5d6-4521-830d-a7c697526fc5 Crunch Time for Job-Creating EU-Canada Trade Deal CETA, the EU-Canada Trade Agreement, must win over all 28 EU Member States in time for the planned signing on 28 October. EPP Group MEP Artis Pabriks says CETA will provided a badly-needed boost... ]]> 10/18/2016 2:54:00 PM 97e17781-6d7d-4d51-8729-f717b7c09a28/Seeking a Return to Normal Schengen Internal Borders http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/seeking-a-return-to-normal-schengen-internal-borders/s/97e17781-6d7d-4d51-8729-f717b7c09a28 Seeking a Return to Normal Schengen Internal Borders At a European Parliament hearing, MEPs and officials discussed how to restore free movement inside the EU through the Schengen open internal borders system, suspended by some countries due to the... ]]> 10/17/2016 10:08:00 AM 65775a43-cc70-4cc8-9f6f-1b1e6aa19874/Free InterRail for 18 year-olds: building a European identity http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/free-interrail-for-18-year-olds--building-a-european-identity/s/65775a43-cc70-4cc8-9f6f-1b1e6aa19874 Free InterRail for 18 year-olds: building a European identity EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber explains why he backs the campaign to grant InterRail passes for 18 year-olds. Weber says the cost will be far outweighed by increasing European consciousness. ]]> 10/14/2016 10:20:00 AM 5091e1c7-38b7-46fc-9b07-6d9f55c0e542/EPP Group meets with religious leaders to promote peace in Syria http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-meets-with-religious-leaders-to-promote-peace-in-syria/s/5091e1c7-38b7-46fc-9b07-6d9f55c0e542 EPP Group meets with religious leaders to promote peace in Syria The EPP Group’s Intercultural and Religious Dialogue unit organised a meeting with three high-ranked Syrian religious leaders who represent the majority of Christians remaining in Syria. They... ]]> 10/13/2016 11:44:00 AM b6194d74-af6c-4838-ac5a-80265cb3856c/More content, greater protection with EU copyright reform http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/more-content--greater-protection-with-eu-copyright-reform/s/b6194d74-af6c-4838-ac5a-80265cb3856c More content, greater protection with EU copyright reform The EU’s proposed copyright reform aims to adapt laws to the Internet age, boost content for consumers and better protect creators. The EPP Group’s Spokeswoman on copyright, Therese Comodini... ]]> 10/12/2016 4:12:00 PM 12b7154f-5dee-4656-9b69-35fc8bb3a141/Syria; Climate deal; Reforms in Greece; EU Summit http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/syria--climate-deal--reforms-in-greece--eu-summit/s/12b7154f-5dee-4656-9b69-35fc8bb3a141 Syria; Climate deal; Reforms in Greece; EU Summit The European Parliament debated the desperate human rights situation in Syria. In light of Russia’s military intervention in the country, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said the EU needs to work... ]]> 10/6/2016 10:11:00 AM 11371160-dae1-4376-ae34-7f50d655ac68/Encourage all 18 year-olds to travel the continent free by train to experience Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/encourage-all-18-year-olds-to-travel-the-continent-free-by-train-to-experience-europe/s/11371160-dae1-4376-ae34-7f50d655ac68 Encourage all 18 year-olds to travel the continent free by train to experience Europe The Chairman of the EPP Group comments on the idea of offering every 18 year-old a free pass on the InterRail programme that could be the key to creating a positive perception of the EU among... ]]> 10/4/2016 1:19:00 PM 845cfb5e-861d-46cd-94d0-2cd9d6a9e1ff/EU’s Erasmus+ Student Exchange Needs More Funding, Less Bureaucracy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-s-erasmus--student-exchange-needs-more-funding--less-bureaucracy/s/845cfb5e-861d-46cd-94d0-2cd9d6a9e1ff EU’s Erasmus+ Student Exchange Needs More Funding, Less Bureaucracy At a hearing evaluating the first two years of the EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange, participants call for simplified paperwork and more money. EPP Group MEPs Milan Zver and Sabine Verheyen listen... ]]> 9/30/2016 10:54:00 AM 0f748a9c-3a9d-4871-b492-7ea60d8290a1/Protecting Children in the Modern Digital World http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/protecting-children-in-the-modern-digital-world/s/0f748a9c-3a9d-4871-b492-7ea60d8290a1 Protecting Children in the Modern Digital World The European Union is currently working on a reform of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive. It was against this backdrop that MEPs debated how to protect children from the dangers of the... ]]> 9/28/2016 12:33:00 PM 20f39f04-af4e-4910-9291-a9fc654516d5/EPP Group Successfully Pressured Commission to Scrap Roaming Fees Plan http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-successfully-pressured-commission-to-scrap-roaming-fees-plan/s/20f39f04-af4e-4910-9291-a9fc654516d5 EPP Group Successfully Pressured Commission to Scrap Roaming Fees Plan The European Commission was smart to withdraw a plan on maintaining roaming charges under a ‘’fair use’’ clause, says EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber. The Group pushed for the withdrawal as a way to... ]]> 9/13/2016 3:03:00 PM af878df6-7b67-48d2-8fd9-33b258bedd4f/Boosting the European Fund for Strategic Investment http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/boosting-the-european-fund-for-strategic-investment/s/af878df6-7b67-48d2-8fd9-33b258bedd4f Boosting the European Fund for Strategic Investment The European Fund for Strategic Investment was designed to boost investment in Europe’s flagging economy. MEPs, the Commission and civil society met to debate how the fund could be improved and... ]]> 9/8/2016 3:29:00 PM f27457c0-8ff0-4335-8065-07694ead2ab5/Manfred Weber Chairman of the EPP Group on the G20 Summit http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/manfred-weber-chairman-of-the-epp-group-on-the-g20-summit/s/f27457c0-8ff0-4335-8065-07694ead2ab5 Manfred Weber Chairman of the EPP Group on the G20 Summit The Chairman of the EPP Group comments the result of the G 20 Summit in Hangzhou China focusing on ratification of the Paris climate agreement between China and USA and the perspectives of the... ]]> 9/6/2016 2:01:00 PM 7e7bffdd-e4b2-4e31-934d-951abdbe655d/Panama Papers EP inquiry committee elects Werner Langen as Chairman and starts work http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/panama-papers-ep-inquiry-committee-elects-werner-langen-as-chairman-and-starts-work/s/7e7bffdd-e4b2-4e31-934d-951abdbe655d Panama Papers EP inquiry committee elects Werner Langen as Chairman and starts work The new head of a European Parliament special committee probing the Panama Papers scandal says he aims in part to address public outrage – expressed for example in the recent Brexit referendum –... ]]> 7/13/2016 9:22:00 AM fab9867d-781a-47a9-89b9-4cf975088ef1/Brexit debate, EU border agency, and tax avoidance Report http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit-debate--eu-border-agency--and-tax-avoidance-report/s/fab9867d-781a-47a9-89b9-4cf975088ef1 Brexit debate, EU border agency, and tax avoidance Report At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the UK’s plan to leave the EU with EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber warning of instability if the separation doesn’t happen quickly.... ]]> 7/7/2016 10:43:00 AM 34040063-2cd9-4506-a9e1-555eb1714cb5/EU Digital Single Market will boost economies and bust geo-blocking http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-digital-single-market-will-boost-economies-and-bust-geo-blocking/s/34040063-2cd9-4506-a9e1-555eb1714cb5 EU Digital Single Market will boost economies and bust geo-blocking The EU’s proposed plan to break down barriers within the Digital Single Market will put an end to geo-blocking of consumers between Member States and encourage greater involvement by SMEs, says... ]]> 7/4/2016 5:02:00 PM 2a014e69-88bc-4fe9-9607-d9afc424cd0d/Combating Child Sexual Abuse on the Internet http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/combating-child-sexual-abuse-on-the-internet/s/2a014e69-88bc-4fe9-9607-d9afc424cd0d Combating Child Sexual Abuse on the Internet The internet offers adults and children alike huge opportunities to play, learn, discover and engage with friends. Children are increasingly technology savvy but frequently do not understand the... ]]> 6/30/2016 11:45:00 AM ebe39613-2229-4e19-a920-b571e7db8aa2/Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reform http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/couple-speedy-brexit-with-stepped-up-eu-reform/s/ebe39613-2229-4e19-a920-b571e7db8aa2 Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reform At an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament, the EPP Group joined with other major Groups to approve a Resolution calling for a rapid UK exit from the EU after last week’s Brexit... ]]> 6/28/2016 4:13:00 PM f87d8ca5-8827-4b48-80c4-afdc4032ca67/Brexit Negotiations Should Begin Now; Reject Push for Other Referendums http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit-negotiations-should-begin-now--reject-push-for-other-referendums/s/f87d8ca5-8827-4b48-80c4-afdc4032ca67 Brexit Negotiations Should Begin Now; Reject Push for Other Referendums The EPP Group pushes for talks beginning at next week´s European Council meeting to avoid uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the European Union. Group Chair Manfred Weber rejects plans by... ]]> 6/24/2016 12:57:00 PM d1a16a22-0c14-4339-a7ab-3620f4aac3d4/EPP Group MEP´s reaction to the UK Referendum http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-mep-s-reaction-to-the-uk-referendum/s/d1a16a22-0c14-4339-a7ab-3620f4aac3d4 EPP Group MEP´s reaction to the UK Referendum Esther de Lange, head of the Dutch delegation for the EPP Group. EU member states concentrate on reforming the EU and oppose calls by populists in the Netherlands and other countries for... ]]> 6/24/2016 11:07:00 AM d57753ef-706d-44ad-b45b-3c4754e3ec0c/Brexit negotiations must begin immediately to avoid uncertainty for Europe: EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/brexit-negotiations-must-begin-immediately-to-avoid-uncertainty-for-europe--epp-group-chair-manfred-/s/d57753ef-706d-44ad-b45b-3c4754e3ec0c Brexit negotiations must begin immediately to avoid uncertainty for Europe: EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber presses for immediate negotiations for the UK to leave the EU. He made the statement after British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the task of... ]]> 6/24/2016 11:06:00 AM dfa5655c-fafa-47dd-910c-fc0d2fc43433/Leave negotiations should be concluded within two years. No special treatment for the UK. The British people have expressed their wish to leave the EU. Leave means leave. http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/leave-negotiations-should-be-concluded-within-two-years.-no-special-treatment-for-the-uk.-the-britis/s/dfa5655c-fafa-47dd-910c-fc0d2fc43433 Leave negotiations should be concluded within two years. No special treatment for the UK. The British people have expressed their wish to leave the EU. Leave means leave. After the Brexit vote, EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber made the following statement (in English and German) as he was stepping into the extraordinary Conference of Presidents of the European... ]]> 6/24/2016 7:49:00 AM 932e7f14-a198-4a5b-af0f-c6911a76e5d1/EPP Group proposes better SME financing via EU’s Capital Market Union http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-proposes-better-sme-financing-via-eu-s-capital-market-union/s/932e7f14-a198-4a5b-af0f-c6911a76e5d1 EPP Group proposes better SME financing via EU’s Capital Market Union Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are the backbone of Europe’s economy need more financing options after the financial crisis caused banks to cut back on lending. The EPP Group’s... ]]> 6/22/2016 4:59:00 PM f4336fb6-3822-455e-aab4-2c4f3f890dd4/More EU cooperation and data exchange are key to counter-terrorism effort http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/more-eu-cooperation-and-data-exchange-are-key-to-counter-terrorism-effort/s/f4336fb6-3822-455e-aab4-2c4f3f890dd4 More EU cooperation and data exchange are key to counter-terrorism effort Members of National Parliaments and MEPs from the EPP Group met to discuss how to tackle issues such as global terrorism and the refugee crisis. Many speakers referred to the need for more EU... ]]> 6/21/2016 11:24:00 AM 6a8ff3bd-a6f1-47df-b9c2-3019e2f0e753/Crisis in Agriculture and the EPP Group Proposals http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/crisis-in-agriculture-and-the-epp-group-proposals/s/6a8ff3bd-a6f1-47df-b9c2-3019e2f0e753 Crisis in Agriculture and the EPP Group Proposals The EPP Group’s new position on the farming crisis aims to bolster prices by levelling the playing field between farmers and retail giants, cutting production, buying for humanitarian supplies and... ]]> 6/13/2016 11:52:00 AM caff7a1a-db90-4f5b-adb6-1ec2fe86b2aa/Enjoy a great, peaceful Euro football tournament! http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/enjoy-a-great--peaceful-euro-football-tournament-/s/caff7a1a-db90-4f5b-adb6-1ec2fe86b2aa Enjoy a great, peaceful Euro football tournament! EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber hails the beginning of UEFA Euro 2016, wishing fans across Europe a great and peaceful tournament. ]]> 6/10/2016 10:35:00 AM e71f1a68-19d5-43f8-83a6-aa9bec475370/Juncker Plan, financial reform, Panama Papers and migration at parliament plenary http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/juncker-plan--financial-reform--panama-papers-and-migration-at-parliament-plenary/s/e71f1a68-19d5-43f8-83a6-aa9bec475370 Juncker Plan, financial reform, Panama Papers and migration at parliament plenary The European Parliament plenary debated the so-called 'Juncker Plan' and approved to extend the implementation of financial reform by one year. The European Parliament also agreed on an... ]]> 6/9/2016 11:08:00 AM 96a9d257-e89a-44de-9ee3-2a6f31a4f151/Avoiding "scattered market" online with new EU guidelines http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/avoiding--scattered-market--online-with-new-eu-guidelines/s/96a9d257-e89a-44de-9ee3-2a6f31a4f151 Avoiding "scattered market" online with new EU guidelines The European Commission proposed today new guidelines that would prevent EU Member States from heavily regulating or banning online services like AirBnB, like Uber. The intent is to further... ]]> 6/2/2016 11:30:00 AM 3947bfb9-aed5-45c8-8b3c-96e626327ffb/Europe's dairy crisis - farmers need more help http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/europe-s-dairy-crisis---farmers-need-more-help/s/3947bfb9-aed5-45c8-8b3c-96e626327ffb Europe's dairy crisis - farmers need more help The EU should help coordinate a cut in milk production and boost aid to help Europe's dairy farmers, hard-hit by the end of quotas and falling demand due to the Russian embargo and other global econom ]]> 5/26/2016 3:51:00 PM e9d0efd1-2eda-49d8-be6d-dbab4c485369/Europol - China, Not a Market Economy - EU Asylum Reform - Tax Fraud http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/europol---china--not-a-market-economy---eu-asylum-reform---tax-fraud/s/e9d0efd1-2eda-49d8-be6d-dbab4c485369 Europol - China, Not a Market Economy - EU Asylum Reform - Tax Fraud The European Parliament approved a law to boost police cooperation across the EU during this Strasbourg plenary session. It will see Europol equipped with an Internet Referral Unit to counter... ]]> 5/12/2016 10:47:00 AM a478a9ff-f95a-40d9-89be-748edd3123b3/Balkans Need "Tough Love" in EU Accession Process http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/balkans-need--tough-love--in-eu-accession-process/s/a478a9ff-f95a-40d9-89be-748edd3123b3 Balkans Need "Tough Love" in EU Accession Process The Western Balkans still have a long way to go for EU accession and need "tough love" to fight corruption, establish the rule of law, better governance and an independent judiciary, say MEPs at an EP ]]> 5/4/2016 3:38:00 PM 1a3cefd3-2009-4602-95c6-7c2d78830498/Turkey must meet strict criteria for visa liberalisation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/turkey-must-meet-strict-criteria-for-visa-liberalisation/s/1a3cefd3-2009-4602-95c6-7c2d78830498 Turkey must meet strict criteria for visa liberalisation An EU agreement to grant visas to Turkish nationals requires meeting strict guidelines, as part of an agreement to manage the migrant crisis. Without meeting those guidelines, there should be an emerg ]]> 5/4/2016 1:50:00 PM