EPP TV Newsroom > Latest News > Edited Stories http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/edited-stories 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 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 ac50bd24-545c-41bf-b6d5-6b43ff3ee31f/EU's new railway legislation drives up competition and lowers prices http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-s-new-railway-legislation-drives-up-competition-and-lowers-prices/s/ac50bd24-545c-41bf-b6d5-6b43ff3ee31f EU's new railway legislation drives up competition and lowers prices The European Council, Commission and Parliament have reached agreement in trialogue talks to establish an EU-wide railway system for safety and certification. It is part of the EU's fourth railway pac ]]> 4/28/2016 1:56:00 PM dcd7d2f4-dfd7-4214-9cfc-f1c5331a2e9c/Billions in EU internal trade at risk if Schengen borders restricted http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/billions-in-eu-internal-trade-at-risk-if-schengen-borders-restricted/s/dcd7d2f4-dfd7-4214-9cfc-f1c5331a2e9c Billions in EU internal trade at risk if Schengen borders restricted The EU risks losing hundreds of billions of Euros in trade if EU governments impose restrictions on cross-border movement due to the migrant crisis. The EPP Group's Spokesman on the internal market an ]]> 4/26/2016 1:13:00 PM 24d6c966-5c19-4d5e-8d6d-3dbaea479f06/EVP-Fraktionschef Manfred Weber wirft dem linken Flügel sowie den liberalen Parteien im Europäischen Parlaments vor, das Anti-Terror-Gesetz (PNR) zu verzögern. http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/evp-fraktionschef-manfred-weber-wirft-dem-linken-fl-gel-sowie-den-liberalen-parteien-im-europ-ischen/s/24d6c966-5c19-4d5e-8d6d-3dbaea479f06 EVP-Fraktionschef Manfred Weber wirft dem linken Flügel sowie den liberalen Parteien im Europäischen Parlaments vor, das Anti-Terror-Gesetz (PNR) zu verzögern. Die Fluggastdatenverordnung (PNR), ein Schritt zur Bekämpfung von Terroristen im Umkreis der EU, wurde für mehrere Monate von den liberalen und den linken Parteien des Europäischen Parlaments verzöger ]]> 4/5/2016 2:02:00 PM 95fd78fb-2585-4703-b061-80e84cda793c/Manfred Weber: Umsetzung des EU-Türkei-Abkommens zeigt ein Durchgreifen gegen die Geschäfte der Menschenhändler. http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/manfred-weber--umsetzung-des-eu-t-rkei-abkommens-zeigt-ein-durchgreifen-gegen-die-gesch-fte-der-mens/s/95fd78fb-2585-4703-b061-80e84cda793c Manfred Weber: Umsetzung des EU-Türkei-Abkommens zeigt ein Durchgreifen gegen die Geschäfte der Menschenhändler. Der Beginn der Umsetzung der EU-Türkei Vereinbarung stoppt das Geschäftsmodell der Menschenhändler, sagt EVP-Fraktionschef Manfred Weber. Er hofft, dass das Abkommen in vollem Umfang umgesetzt wird un ]]> 4/5/2016 1:44:00 PM f44eb58f-0ba2-49bd-8957-ffd39e75644a/Eu- Türkei Gipfel: Kampf Gegen Die Schlepper Und Die Öffnung Gegenüber Legalen Migranten Sind Die Hauptergebnissen, Sagt Der Vorsitzende Der Evp http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-t-rkei-gipfel-kampf-gegen-die-schlepper-und-die--ffnung-gegen-ber-legalen-migranten-sind-die-ha/s/f44eb58f-0ba2-49bd-8957-ffd39e75644a Eu- Türkei Gipfel: Kampf Gegen Die Schlepper Und Die Öffnung Gegenüber Legalen Migranten Sind Die Hauptergebnissen, Sagt Der Vorsitzende Der Evp Die EU und die Türkei haben einen Gipfel abeghalten, um zu diskutieren, wie der Strom von Migranten und Flüchtlingen reduziert werden kann. Manfred Weber, der Vorsitzende der EVP-Fraktion, hat gesagt ]]> 3/8/2016 1:01:00 PM 7fce1a01-6df0-45e7-941c-e88c787edf47/Eu-turkey Summit: Fight Against Smugglers And Openness To Legal Migrants Are Key Results, Says Epp Group Chairman http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-turkey-summit--fight-against-smugglers-and-openness-to-legal-migrants-are-key-results--says-epp-g/s/7fce1a01-6df0-45e7-941c-e88c787edf47 Eu-turkey Summit: Fight Against Smugglers And Openness To Legal Migrants Are Key Results, Says Epp Group Chairman The EU and Turkey held a summit on how to stem the flow of migrants and refugees into the Union. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said that stepping up the fight against smugglers and being open to le ]]> 3/8/2016 11:41:00 AM eb35ad80-2478-40d5-8ca5-42d1e6f3e526/UK voters think twice before you leap in the dark says EPP Group vice-chairman http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/uk-voters-think-twice-before-you-leap-in-the-dark-says-epp-group-vice-chairman/s/eb35ad80-2478-40d5-8ca5-42d1e6f3e526 UK voters think twice before you leap in the dark says EPP Group vice-chairman EU MEPs appeal to UK voters to choose a more certain path by staying in the EU, maintaining its pro-free market influence and pro-Atlantic contribution to EU foreign policy. The EU Council agreement a ]]> 3/1/2016 2:11:00 PM 9645c5ea-0bc4-4150-a1fe-533650f9f517/Better Synergy between EU Funds to Power Investment http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/better-synergy-between-eu-funds-to-power-investment-/s/9645c5ea-0bc4-4150-a1fe-533650f9f517 Better Synergy between EU Funds to Power Investment EU funds under the so-called Juncker Plan for investment and Horizon 2020, combined with regional and private finance, can drive more development and job creation, said MEPs at an EPP Group hearing. T ]]> 1/13/2016 7:30:00 PM 90395815-7891-469c-bf8c-95e08d345117/COP21 - Energy Union - EU Border Control http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/cop21---energy-union---eu-border-control/s/90395815-7891-469c-bf8c-95e08d345117 COP21 - Energy Union - EU Border Control The latest European Parliament plenary debated how to slash CO2 under the new Paris global accord to fight global warming, and it approved plans for a common Energy Union for cleaner, cheaper and more ]]> 12/18/2015 8:58:00 AM a0fbe39e-dfab-49e9-9ee3-c5939852416d/EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber comments on a European Commission proposal to strengthen the EU's Frontex border agency http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-chairman-manfred-weber-comments-on-a-european-commission-proposal/s/a0fbe39e-dfab-49e9-9ee3-c5939852416d EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber comments on a European Commission proposal to strengthen the EU's Frontex border agency EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber comments on a European Commission proposal to strengthen the EU's Frontex border agency. ]]> 12/15/2015 4:48:00 PM 19803473-b804-4238-9d8b-504c8dea10ba/Battle won for roaming phase-out. Next targets: net neutrality and 5G harmonisation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/battle-won-for-roaming-phase-out.-next-targets--net-neutrality-and-5g-harmonisation/s/19803473-b804-4238-9d8b-504c8dea10ba Battle won for roaming phase-out. Next targets: net neutrality and 5G harmonisation EPP Group MEP Paul Rübig discusses the long battle to end roaming across the EU by 2017. He next takes aim at bringing net neutrality and harmonising frequencies for 5G. ]]> 12/15/2015 3:28:00 PM c7a8b116-f426-4a36-916b-2e9b49288b57/Targeted spending and checks with performance-based budgeting http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/targeted-spending-and-checks-with-performance-based-budgeting/s/c7a8b116-f426-4a36-916b-2e9b49288b57 Targeted spending and checks with performance-based budgeting The EPP Group votes on a position paper in Prague this week on how to better spend and verify effectiveness with Performance-based Budgeting. ]]> 12/8/2015 2:32:00 PM 0be597d1-a13e-4676-8985-b69ce87cb0a5/González Pons: Democracy has an opportunity next Sunday in Venezuela http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/gonz-lez-pons-democracy-has-an-opportunity-next-sunday-in-venezuela/s/0be597d1-a13e-4676-8985-b69ce87cb0a5 González Pons: Democracy has an opportunity next Sunday in Venezuela The EPP Group is sending an observer mission to the Venezuelan elections which will take place next Sunday, invited by the United Democratic Roundtable (MUD). The EPP group wants to accompany the Vene ]]> 12/3/2015 3:19:00 PM e35dab44-eaab-4c03-b156-b2b408bfd6d8/EU Commission proposes a law to help the disabled http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-commission-proposes-a-law-to-help-the-disabled/s/e35dab44-eaab-4c03-b156-b2b408bfd6d8 EU Commission proposes a law to help the disabled The European Commission has tabled legal proposals to make products and services more accessible for 80 million disabled Europeans. The EPP Group spokesperson on disability issues, Ádám Kósa, sees it ]]> 12/2/2015 6:02:00 PM a4805d96-d2aa-4a24-a770-2b2544d44427/Paris climate talks can show green development is win-win http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/paris-climate-talks-can-show-green-development-is-win-win/s/a4805d96-d2aa-4a24-a770-2b2544d44427 Paris climate talks can show green development is win-win As the Paris climate talks get under way, the EU's leadership in cutting greenhouse gases sustainably should encourage other countries to sign up to a climate treaty. The EU can also encourage some Me ]]> 12/1/2015 5:02:00 PM 42201386-c591-448a-8ae4-a9758a189d96/Fight unfair tax practices with closer EU cooperation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fight-unfair-tax-practices-with-closer-eu-cooperation/s/42201386-c591-448a-8ae4-a9758a189d96 Fight unfair tax practices with closer EU cooperation As large global companies testify before a special European Parliament committee on tax avoidance, MEPs call for closer cooperation to fight unfair tax practices. ]]> 11/17/2015 2:02:00 PM 9afdb549-50fa-4620-8362-827a9d1a318d/We need dialogue between religions to fight radical ideologies http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/we-need-dialogue-between-religions-to-fight-radical-ideologies/s/9afdb549-50fa-4620-8362-827a9d1a318d We need dialogue between religions to fight radical ideologies The EPP Group organised a hearing with the Delegation of the World Union of the Experts of Islam for Peace Against Violence on the reform of radical discourse and radical ideologies based on the misin ]]> 11/13/2015 12:46:00 PM 12e7f022-b682-4785-b96b-06dcf633ebbf/A partnership with Africa is needed for a long-term solution to the migration crisis http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/a-partnership-with-africa-is-needed-for-a-long-term-solution-to-the-migration-crisis/s/12e7f022-b682-4785-b96b-06dcf633ebbf A partnership with Africa is needed for a long-term solution to the migration crisis The EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber, comments on the discussions that are taking place at the Valletta Summit where EU and African leaders are meeting to find a solution to the migration crisis. ]]> 11/12/2015 1:08:00 PM 7804aae6-99ca-4261-9dbc-397726213272/The EU Must Help Real Refugees in Need http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/the-eu-must-help-real-refugees-in-need/s/7804aae6-99ca-4261-9dbc-397726213272 The EU Must Help Real Refugees in Need The migration crisis in the Mediterranean has grown to unprecedented proportions this summer. EU action to deal with the issue has become more urgent than ever.Manfred Weber, Chairman of the strongest ]]> 9/2/2015 2:39:00 PM abd56dba-1f05-4912-ae21-76b8a0f58c7b/Debate on Greek crisis; EU-US trade talks boost; Backing for Carbon Emissions Trading http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/debate-on-greek-crisis--eu-us-trade-talks-boost--backing-for-carbon-emissions-trading/s/abd56dba-1f05-4912-ae21-76b8a0f58c7b Debate on Greek crisis; EU-US trade talks boost; Backing for Carbon Emissions Trading In a fierce debate on the Greek crisis, the EPP Group accused Greek Prime Minister Tsipras of lying to his people that European taxpayers won't pay billions for a Greek debt haircut. The Parliament fi ]]> 7/9/2015 12:06:00 PM 817ced1b-1d56-47b2-8f5d-1a2f5f7acf88/Griechenland muss neue Vorschläge bringen; EU muss humanitäre Hilfe finanzieren http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/griechenland-muss-neue-vorschl-ge-bringen-eu-muss-humanit-re-hilfe-finanzieren/s/817ced1b-1d56-47b2-8f5d-1a2f5f7acf88 Griechenland muss neue Vorschläge bringen; EU muss humanitäre Hilfe finanzieren Das griechische Referendum gegen den Rettungsplan der EU bedeutet, dass die Links-Regierung in Griechenland einen neuen Vorschlag unterbreiten muss, so der Chef der Europäischen Volkspartei (EVP) Manf ]]> 7/6/2015 3:01:00 PM 861f5d14-d1c7-4641-8b42-88b49e4032c9/Greece must present new proposals; EU must finance humanitarian action http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/greece-must-present-new-proposals--eu-must-finance-humanitarian-action/s/861f5d14-d1c7-4641-8b42-88b49e4032c9 Greece must present new proposals; EU must finance humanitarian action The Greek vote rejecting a creditors' bailout plan means the leftist Greek government must produce a new proposal, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. The EU will in the meantime provide humanitari ]]> 7/6/2015 3:00:00 PM 7ce34388-cef3-4b83-b3c8-7e316dbd082c/Juncker plan for investment approved. Fierce debate on Greek crisis http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/juncker-plan-for-investment-approved.-fierce-debate-on-greek-crisis/s/7ce34388-cef3-4b83-b3c8-7e316dbd082c Juncker plan for investment approved. Fierce debate on Greek crisis The European Parliament approved the 315 billion-euro Juncker plan for investment to boost the economy and job-creation. EPP Group rapporteur Jose-Manuel Fernandes says the plan will encourage risk ca ]]> 6/25/2015 2:36:00 PM d6d994a5-28b0-438a-a3c3-8b931ecc1905/Jump-starting job creation through the €315 billion Juncker Plan http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/jump-starting-job-creation-through-the-315-billion-juncker-plan/s/d6d994a5-28b0-438a-a3c3-8b931ecc1905 Jump-starting job creation through the €315 billion Juncker Plan José Manuel Fernandes MEP of the EPP Group takes questions on the Juncker Plan for investment on the EPP TV show People First. ]]> 6/25/2015 2:36:00 PM 839c72d9-b0a6-4991-9a91-0ff5ea4cebcd/Plenary round-up: EU Parliament on TTIP talks - Action on EU-Russia ties - FIFA scandal - Copyright protection http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/plenary-round-up--eu-parliament-on-ttip-talks---action-on-eu-russia-ties---fifa-scandal---copyright-protection/s/839c72d9-b0a6-4991-9a91-0ff5ea4cebcd Plenary round-up: EU Parliament on TTIP talks - Action on EU-Russia ties - FIFA scandal - Copyright protection The European Parliament postponed a vote on the EU-US trade talks amid divisions within S&D group. Parliament turned up pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine and the Black Sea Basin, and calle ]]> 6/11/2015 10:45:00 AM d115731d-d113-4f6a-9e65-0cd55b035438/A single travel ticket for all transport http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/a-single-travel-ticket-for-all-transport/s/d115731d-d113-4f6a-9e65-0cd55b035438 A single travel ticket for all transport The European Parliament´s Transport and Tourism Committee has approved legislation mandating single ticketing across Europe for travel involving different modes of transport. EPP Group rapporteur Diet ]]> 6/3/2015 8:33:00 AM 902dae90-4d64-4776-8210-bce6356a665f/Agreement on 315 bn EU investment plan preserves R&D funding after marathon talks http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/agreement-on-315-bn-eu-investment-plan-preserves-r-d-funding-after-marathon-talks/s/902dae90-4d64-4776-8210-bce6356a665f Agreement on 315 bn EU investment plan preserves R&D funding after marathon talks EU member states, the Parliament and Commission have agreed on a 315 billion-euro investment plan while maintaining separate funding for R&D and innovation. The plan aims to jumpstart job-creation and ]]> 5/28/2015 4:00:00 PM 1cc98bf4-a467-4a22-8658-bf7b41c5dbed/Digital market without borders is good for consumers and business http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/digital-market-without-borders-is-good-for-consumers-and-business/s/1cc98bf4-a467-4a22-8658-bf7b41c5dbed Digital market without borders is good for consumers and business The Single Market is one of the European Union's greatest achievements. The free flow of persons, goods and services has considerably contributed to the economic growth and prosperity of Europe. The E ]]> 5/7/2015 2:15:00 PM e893611f-1090-4783-9613-354ee442a519/How the EPP Group works for you in the European Parliament http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/how-the-epp-group-works-for-you-in-the-european-parliament/s/e893611f-1090-4783-9613-354ee442a519 How the EPP Group works for you in the European Parliament A presentation of how the EPP Group works in Parliament, by going through the legislative process step-by-step. MEP Lara Comi and the EPP TV team describe how legislation is proposed, discussed within ]]> 5/5/2015 2:28:00 PM 1f2dea7f-c623-49e8-976f-150b719b631a/€1 billion funding this year for youth job creation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/-1-billion-funding-this-year-for-youth-job-creation/s/1f2dea7f-c623-49e8-976f-150b719b631a €1 billion funding this year for youth job creation The Youth Employment Initiative should accelerate €1 billion in funding to create jobs for the youth, says a European Parliament proposal. ]]> 4/17/2015 12:43:00 PM 39672bf9-2f20-47d9-a1ba-885a8d657264/Putting shadow banking in the spotlight to prevent next crisis http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/putting-shadow-banking-in-the-spotlight-to-prevent-next-crisis/s/39672bf9-2f20-47d9-a1ba-885a8d657264 Putting shadow banking in the spotlight to prevent next crisis A new EU law to regulate forms of non-bank financing, dubbed shadow banking, will enforce transparency and set out the rules. The legislation, a three-way negotiation between the European Parliament, ]]> 4/13/2015 11:35:00 AM d9ff9987-f8af-4d08-8ba0-c11cde24e4eb/Boost EU's eastern ties and defence preparedness in face of Russian threat http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/boost-eu-s-eastern-ties-and-defence-preparedness-in-face-of-russian-threat/s/d9ff9987-f8af-4d08-8ba0-c11cde24e4eb Boost EU's eastern ties and defence preparedness in face of Russian threat The EU must deepen its relations with its eastern neighbors and Latvia should boost defence spending to 2% of GDP to counter the Russian threat in light of the aggression in Ukraine, says Latvian MEP ]]> 4/1/2015 12:04:00 PM c6dedde3-868e-4c58-b1c0-dbed9af50ee1/EU28 needs to slash CO2 with job-creating innovation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu28-needs-to-slash-co2-with-job-creating-innovation/s/c6dedde3-868e-4c58-b1c0-dbed9af50ee1 EU28 needs to slash CO2 with job-creating innovation The European Parliament hosts members of national parliaments to discuss climate change efforts. Environment Committee Chair Giovanni La Via of EPP Group calls for greater cooperation to ensure clima ]]> 3/31/2015 11:21:00 AM d63467a6-9310-4508-9683-a0efe5527793/New technology can further reduce EU traffic deaths http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/new-technology-can-further-reduce-eu-traffic-deaths/s/d63467a6-9310-4508-9683-a0efe5527793 New technology can further reduce EU traffic deaths With traffic fatalities having fallen more than 50% since 2001, the EPP Group seeks even greater reductions with new technology. These measures include eCall which automatically alerts authorities to ]]> 3/30/2015 9:24:00 AM 3b472225-a206-4e3b-88cd-50c5afce91b9/Schengen Agreement: a 20-year success story of European Integration http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/schengen-agreement--a-20-year-success-story-of-european-integration/s/3b472225-a206-4e3b-88cd-50c5afce91b9 Schengen Agreement: a 20-year success story of European Integration It has been 20 years since the Schengen Agreement entered into force allowing the free movement of persons and accelerating the flow of goods and services to create a stronger economy.Available materi ]]> 3/26/2015 5:20:00 PM 1fca1b63-1949-495e-8208-e83c75b2ed58/Plenary roundup: economic reforms in France and Greece - Russia-Ukraine-Venezuela http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/plenary-roundup--economic-reforms-in-france-and-greece---russia-ukraine-venezuela/s/1fca1b63-1949-495e-8208-e83c75b2ed58 Plenary roundup: economic reforms in France and Greece - Russia-Ukraine-Venezuela The EPP Group is pressing the French government to implement tough spending and structural reforms which other EU members must follow, such as Greece and Portugal. The latest European Parliament plena ]]> 3/12/2015 11:19:00 AM 598f6b1c-f6d3-4be3-b695-17a8591b17c2/EU Energy Union should move quickly towards energy diversification http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-energy-union-should-move-quickly-towards-energy-diversification/s/598f6b1c-f6d3-4be3-b695-17a8591b17c2 EU Energy Union should move quickly towards energy diversification The EU urgently needs a common energy policy to reduce dependence on Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. The EPP Group says the Energy Union should also develop cleaner and more reliable energy sources by ]]> 3/2/2015 3:58:00 PM 2591b15b-06f8-4460-8b76-3d414e7dbee9/Immigration drama: stronger burden-sharing needed http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/immigration-drama--stronger-burden-sharing-needed/s/2591b15b-06f8-4460-8b76-3d414e7dbee9 Immigration drama: stronger burden-sharing needed The continued flow of refugees from conflicts and hardship requires better management and burden-sharing in the EU. The EPP Group calls for measures to help frontline countries crack down on trafficke ]]> 3/2/2015 3:57:00 PM 453515ed-14da-41d2-9485-8c7e03501982/Anti-terror pact aims to make Europe safer without compromising civil liberties http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/anti-terror-pact-aims-to-make-europe-safer-without-compromising-civil-liberties/s/453515ed-14da-41d2-9485-8c7e03501982 Anti-terror pact aims to make Europe safer without compromising civil liberties The EPP Group's anti-terror package of measures would allow surveillance and data exchange across the EU, while defending the right to privacy and ensuring data protection. It would also step up effor ]]> 2/6/2015 11:35:00 AM b3a4a6be-e744-45d1-866d-6f794a82c530/New measures to fight terrorism while protecting civil liberties, EPP Group says http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/new-measures-to-fight-terrorism-while-protecting-civil-liberties--epp-group-says/s/b3a4a6be-e744-45d1-866d-6f794a82c530 New measures to fight terrorism while protecting civil liberties, EPP Group says In the wake of the Paris attacks, the EPP Group proposes measures to coordinate EU anti-terror efforts and preserve the Schengen Area while ensuring data protection. Measures include tracking suspects ]]> 1/28/2015 5:36:00 PM 603e7566-8054-4992-9a1f-350f0ebb4914/Las medidas anunciadas por el BCE acompañadas de reformas y medidas de consolidación fiscal impulsarán el crecimiento http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/las-medidas-anunciadas-por-el-bce-acompa-adas--de-reformas-y-medidas-de-consolidaci-n-fiscal-impulsar-n-el-crecimiento/s/603e7566-8054-4992-9a1f-350f0ebb4914 Las medidas anunciadas por el BCE acompañadas de reformas y medidas de consolidación fiscal impulsarán el crecimiento El eurodiputado y presidente del PP de Navarra, Pablo Zalba, ha destacado que las medidas anunciadas por el Banco Central Europeo "si van acompañadas por reformas a nivel nacional y por procesos de co ]]> 1/22/2015 4:52:00 PM d1e043b8-0ea2-4d2e-b989-89af25315910/EPP Group welcomes ECB's QE programme but warns that reform and fiscal consolidation should continue http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-welcomes-ecb-s-qe-programme-but-warns-that-reform-and-fiscal-consolidation-should-continue/s/d1e043b8-0ea2-4d2e-b989-89af25315910 EPP Group welcomes ECB's QE programme but warns that reform and fiscal consolidation should continue Pablo Zalba MEP, Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, said today that the expansionary measures adopted by the European Central Bank (ECB) to boost the E ]]> 1/22/2015 2:11:00 PM b4010ee5-c5fc-4fc0-885c-cf7c05b8d4a6/New Push for EU-wide Air Passenger Data Exchange after Paris Terror Attacks http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/new-push-for-eu-wide-air-passenger-data-exchange-after-paris-terror-attacks/s/b4010ee5-c5fc-4fc0-885c-cf7c05b8d4a6 New Push for EU-wide Air Passenger Data Exchange after Paris Terror Attacks The EPP Group presses for the European Parliament to approve EU-wide Passenger Name Records, or a PNR system, to track terror suspects after the recent deadly attacks in Paris. The legislation would s ]]> 1/21/2015 4:00:00 PM dcc89c3f-f2eb-4636-a371-c8e7c8d89d6b/European Parliament plenary round-up: Charlie Hebdo killings - Council and Latvian Presidency back PNR counter-terrorism measures - GMO opt-out approved http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-plenary-round-up--charlie-hebdo-killings---council-and-latvian-presidency-back-pnr-counter-terrorism-measures---gmo-opt-out-approved/s/dcc89c3f-f2eb-4636-a371-c8e7c8d89d6b European Parliament plenary round-up: Charlie Hebdo killings - Council and Latvian Presidency back PNR counter-terrorism measures - GMO opt-out approved European Parliament pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo, PNR passage gains with strong Council, Latvian Presidency backing, GMO ban decision left to Member States under new procedure. ]]> 1/15/2015 11:51:00 AM 2b3d3706-5245-417e-b025-6ae5d51c580d/Europe at the cross roads in 2015, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/europe-at-the-cross-roads-in-2015--says-epp-group-chairman-manfred-weber/s/2b3d3706-5245-417e-b025-6ae5d51c580d Europe at the cross roads in 2015, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber Europe will stand behind the Greek people in finding a solution to their economic crisis, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. Weber also answers questions on the EU 300-billion-euro investment pack ]]> 1/7/2015 3:31:00 PM 380de2fe-5817-4921-8e65-0a4d57fd287f/European Parliament plenary round-up: Commission Work Programme 2015 - EU Budget - Conditional recognition of Palestine http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-plenary-round-up--commission-work-programme-2015---eu-budget---conditional-recognition-of-palestine/s/380de2fe-5817-4921-8e65-0a4d57fd287f European Parliament plenary round-up: Commission Work Programme 2015 - EU Budget - Conditional recognition of Palestine European Commission presents 2015 work programme which will cut red-tape; Parliament passes hard-fought 2015 budget to address foreign policy and unpaid bills priorities; EP also approves conditional ]]> 12/18/2014 12:16:00 PM 91590804-3a76-418b-978b-1bd00883a97e/West must end "illusion" of cooperation with Putin on Ukraine, says EPP Group Vice-Chairman Saryusz-Wolski http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/west-must-end--illusion--of-cooperation-with-putin-on-ukraine--says-epp-group-vice-chairman-saryusz-wolski/s/91590804-3a76-418b-978b-1bd00883a97e West must end "illusion" of cooperation with Putin on Ukraine, says EPP Group Vice-Chairman Saryusz-Wolski EPP Group Vice-Chairman and foreign affairs Spokesman Jacek Saryusz-Wolski says country is a "battlefield" for western values; result will be a domino effect in Europe if Russia is not countered in Uk ]]> 12/16/2014 5:53:00 PM 412d6479-7d42-434c-8c01-d00a6e281e75/Religious freedoms "significantly impaired" in forty percent of all countries http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/religious-freedoms--significantly-impaired--in-forty-percent-of-all-countries/s/412d6479-7d42-434c-8c01-d00a6e281e75 Religious freedoms "significantly impaired" in forty percent of all countries The EPP Group 17th annual conference on Interreligious Dialogue reveals a rise in religious intolerance in Europe and wars of extremism, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, and calls for great ]]> 12/11/2014 4:12:00 PM 137d202c-9a26-48b6-ac7d-29259bbbe621/EPP Group strategic plan for Jobs and Growth http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-strategic-plan-for-jobs-and-growth/s/137d202c-9a26-48b6-ac7d-29259bbbe621 EPP Group strategic plan for Jobs and Growth The European Union is facing massive challenges: high unemployment rates, economy continues to stagnate and tough global competition.In the recent past, the EPP Group has led the reforms allowing the ]]> 12/5/2014 12:17:00 PM 3d94880d-7379-4362-8fb2-abf5541c5713/Juncker unveils EUR300 billion jobs and growth plan; Censure motion firmly rejected; Papal visit to EP http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/juncker-unveils-eur300-billion-jobs-and-growth-plan--censure-motion-firmly-rejected--papal-visit-to-ep/s/3d94880d-7379-4362-8fb2-abf5541c5713 Juncker unveils EUR300 billion jobs and growth plan; Censure motion firmly rejected; Papal visit to EP Against Papal visit backdrop, Juncker unveils for Parliament 300 billion Euro jobs and growth plan; easily survives EP censure motion vote. ]]> 11/27/2014 1:14:00 PM c9b7e85d-dbf3-4fa7-8467-3dd33906e78c/The Vital Role of the Church in the EU's Commitment to Dealing with Social Challenges http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/the-vital-role-of-the-church-in-the-eu-s-commitment-to-dealing-with-social-challenges/s/c9b7e85d-dbf3-4fa7-8467-3dd33906e78c The Vital Role of the Church in the EU's Commitment to Dealing with Social Challenges The EPP Group held a conference on the role of the Church and EU commitments on migration and the economic crisis. The aim of the meeting was to raise public awareness of poverty, social exclusion and ]]> 11/18/2014 5:23:00 PM 518e5b13-4d3b-4828-ac78-3bc02076e955/EU tax avoidance – Turkey breaches international law – Association Agreement with Moldova http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-tax-avoidance-turkey-breaches-international-law-association-agreement-with-moldova/s/518e5b13-4d3b-4828-ac78-3bc02076e955 EU tax avoidance – Turkey breaches international law – Association Agreement with Moldova The big debate of the European Parliament's plenary session, which took place in the presence of the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, was on the recent revelations that some member states mak ]]> 11/13/2014 5:21:00 PM 34ae513b-7ef1-4f1a-8dfc-e3a2da02d362/European Parliament's Plenary Session Round-up: Approval of new Commission, Stronger EU measures on Ebola prevention http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-s-plenary-session-round-up--approval-of-new-commission--stronger-eu-measures-on-ebola-prevention/s/34ae513b-7ef1-4f1a-8dfc-e3a2da02d362 European Parliament's Plenary Session Round-up: Approval of new Commission, Stronger EU measures on Ebola prevention This week at the European Parliament saw the confirmation of the new European Commission headed by its President Jean-Claude Juncker. After a gruelling season of nomination hearings and a few last-min ]]> 10/23/2014 11:50:00 AM 61ef1262-86b5-4035-9e0f-8edeea319a6d/Public and private investment for jobs and growth at the top of Katainen's agenda http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/public-and-private-investment-for-jobs-and-growth-at-the-top-of-katainen-s-agenda/s/61ef1262-86b5-4035-9e0f-8edeea319a6d Public and private investment for jobs and growth at the top of Katainen's agenda Jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness are Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker's top priorities. To ensure their success, he has trusted this portfolio to a new Commissioner with soun ]]> 10/7/2014 1:08:00 PM 82f933e2-a04f-4a18-bd67-4c7fef3dc12d/Georgieva: we should invest the EU's money in projects of high value and outcome http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/georgieva--we-should-invest-the-eu-s-money-in-projects-of-high-value-and-outcome/s/82f933e2-a04f-4a18-bd67-4c7fef3dc12d Georgieva: we should invest the EU's money in projects of high value and outcome Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgarian Commissioner-Designate for Vice-President responsible for Budget and Human Resources, presented her action plan during a Hearing before three EP Committees - Budget, Bu ]]> 10/3/2014 8:31:00 AM 58182e44-2946-454b-ad45-72a4687b3f90/Bieńkowska: Stronger internal market to achieve economic growth http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/bie-kowska--stronger-internal-market-to-achieve-economic-growth/s/58182e44-2946-454b-ad45-72a4687b3f90 Bieńkowska: Stronger internal market to achieve economic growth Commissioner-Designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska emphasised that her priority will be to remove barriers and simplify the rules so that consumers and businesses can benefit from having access to a European ]]> 10/2/2014 3:28:00 PM e5ebbf9f-3287-4e6f-b71b-2dd7fef8fb5f/Arias Cañete: climate change and energy strategy are two sides of the same coin http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/arias-ca-ete--climate-change-and-energy-strategy-are-two-sides-of-the-same-coin/s/e5ebbf9f-3287-4e6f-b71b-2dd7fef8fb5f Arias Cañete: climate change and energy strategy are two sides of the same coin Commissioner-Designate Miguel Arias Cañete underlined that the EU should be the world leader not only in action against climate change, but also in renewable energy. ]]> 10/2/2014 1:31:00 PM 2309fa7b-e12b-438d-aebf-10541f07825e/Hogan: 'simplified' CAP will create future jobs and export market growth http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/hogan---simplified--cap-will-create-future-jobs-and-export-market-growth/s/2309fa7b-e12b-438d-aebf-10541f07825e Hogan: 'simplified' CAP will create future jobs and export market growth Agricultural Commissioner-Designate Phil Hogan tells Parliament at his Hearing that opening new global markets will accompany 'effective and simplified' CAP reform during his 5-year tenure. ]]> 10/2/2014 11:35:00 AM 391cfd49-8a39-404b-8392-3cfc1583e07d/Navracsics set priorities for education and culture to ease jobs and growth http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/navracsics-set-priorities-for-education-and-culture-to-ease-jobs-and-growth/s/391cfd49-8a39-404b-8392-3cfc1583e07d Navracsics set priorities for education and culture to ease jobs and growth Hungarian commissioner-designate Tibor Navracsics cruised through the hearing in the European Parliament with ease, bring in his longstanding political and academic. He set out as priority enhancing e ]]> 10/2/2014 8:48:00 AM 2bcb33be-81a8-453c-914b-625f5e2efe83/Thyssen says greater social equality will drive EU job creation. http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/thyssen-says-greater-social-equality-will-drive-eu-job-creation./s/2bcb33be-81a8-453c-914b-625f5e2efe83 Thyssen says greater social equality will drive EU job creation. European Employment Commissioner-Designate Marianne Thyssen tells Parliamentary Hearing that creating millions of sustainable jobs and social fairness will be at the core of her priorities. ]]> 10/1/2014 3:24:00 PM 0447080f-7b8a-4838-9790-a9738efd81f0/Stylianides promises prompt action to deal with humanitarian disasters http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/stylianides-promises-prompt-action-to-deal-with-humanitarian-disasters/s/0447080f-7b8a-4838-9790-a9738efd81f0 Stylianides promises prompt action to deal with humanitarian disasters Christos Stylianides announced during his Hearing in the Development Committee in the European Parliament that he will travel to West Africa to decide on immediate action to cope with the Ebola epidem ]]> 10/1/2014 11:37:00 AM 0a62ef71-08ba-4520-be9b-d654cff6692b/Avramopoulos: The right man to deal with immigration in Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/avramopoulos--the-right-man-to-deal-with-immigration-in-europe/s/0a62ef71-08ba-4520-be9b-d654cff6692b Avramopoulos: The right man to deal with immigration in Europe Dimitris Avramopoulos explains his strategy to tackle illegal migration and secure Europe's borders in a globalised world with geopolitical challenges during his Hearing in the Civil Liberties, Justic ]]> 10/1/2014 11:03:00 AM 3e5c8b96-3511-4993-9cd8-4a6cced736b1/Hahn underlines the importance of the new neighbourhood policy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/hahn-underlines-the-importance-of-the-new-neighbourhood-policy/s/3e5c8b96-3511-4993-9cd8-4a6cced736b1 Hahn underlines the importance of the new neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn will serve the European Commission for a second term as Commissioner responsible for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. He performed well during his hearing in the Foreig ]]> 9/30/2014 5:08:00 PM 30728439-44a2-4f24-9f92-4ac23c6a075d/Moedas praises growth and jobs in Europe through research and innovation http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/moedas-praises-growth-and-jobs-in-europe-through-research-and-innovation/s/30728439-44a2-4f24-9f92-4ac23c6a075d Moedas praises growth and jobs in Europe through research and innovation Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner-Designate Carlos Moedas says he will lead reforms to remove barriers to innovation to attract global talent, and if elected he will complete the European ]]> 9/30/2014 1:58:00 PM a88d6998-ffa4-404f-aeaa-674686596a88/Plenary round-up: European and Ukraine parliaments defy Russia in Association agreement vote http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/plenary-round-up-european-and-ukraine-parliaments-defy-russia-in-association-agreement-vote/s/a88d6998-ffa4-404f-aeaa-674686596a88 Plenary round-up: European and Ukraine parliaments defy Russia in Association agreement vote This week's Plenary Session at the European Parliament was the first since President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker named his future College of Commissioners. Those 28 commissioners still need to be approv ]]> 9/18/2014 10:38:00 AM 37e50abb-9019-407f-983c-e347da88a34b/EPP Group's Weber calls Association Agreement legally binding "important first step" http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-s-weber-calls-association-agreement-legally-binding--important-first-step-/s/37e50abb-9019-407f-983c-e347da88a34b EPP Group's Weber calls Association Agreement legally binding "important first step" In an interview with EPP TV, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber underscored the historic and symbolic importance of the EUs Association Agreement with Ukraine. It is, he said, a step towards the Europea ]]> 9/16/2014 1:00:00 PM 4e2fae5d-fd87-4acd-bad5-6907ea3692bd/Reform Commission will Focus on Growth and Jobs http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/reform-commission-will-focus-on-growth-and-jobs/s/4e2fae5d-fd87-4acd-bad5-6907ea3692bd Reform Commission will Focus on Growth and Jobs The new European Commission is clearly oriented towards reforms, jobs and growth. This is a good proposal by Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP ]]> 9/10/2014 12:56:00 PM 0024bae5-1d2f-4357-8f49-ab6c0a0e8218/EPP Group Names 10 Vice Chairs, Half of them Women http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-names-10-vice-chairs--half-of-them-women/s/0024bae5-1d2f-4357-8f49-ab6c0a0e8218 EPP Group Names 10 Vice Chairs, Half of them Women After electing Manfred Weber as Chairman of the EPP Group, the EPP Group has named its 10 Vice Chairs in the European Parliament, half of them women, and all of them reflecting the geographical divers ]]> 7/15/2014 2:32:00 PM 3b552b2d-9225-458b-b825-800c6b546706/European Election Night Programme: EPP TV to Broadcast Live Results http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-election-night-programme--epp-tv-to-broadcast-live-results/s/3b552b2d-9225-458b-b825-800c6b546706 European Election Night Programme: EPP TV to Broadcast Live Results EPP TV will broadcast live exit polls, results, interviews and debates with European politicians and journalists on the election of Members of the European Parliament from all 28 Member States of the ]]> 5/16/2014 10:53:00 AM 661b52f8-7433-43a0-a18f-1e17b0dd78bb/EU Citizenship: People's Rights http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-citizenship--people-s-rights/s/661b52f8-7433-43a0-a18f-1e17b0dd78bb EU Citizenship: People's Rights Part II of this Success Story investigates how the EU aims to further progress people's rights, whether it be through its Common Immigration and Asylum Policy, the new Directive which grants access to ]]> 4/29/2014 4:37:00 PM b0b30f69-e2ba-4013-88fa-5cbd16892ce8/European Parliament Plenary: EP Backs Tougher Action on Ukraine, Passes Historic Banking Union Laws and Improved Pension and Disaster Relief Rules http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-plenary--ep-backs-tougher-action-on-ukraine--passes-historic-banking-union-laws-and-improved-pension-and-disaster-relief-rules/s/b0b30f69-e2ba-4013-88fa-5cbd16892ce8 European Parliament Plenary: EP Backs Tougher Action on Ukraine, Passes Historic Banking Union Laws and Improved Pension and Disaster Relief Rules The European Parliament's plenary session this week in Strasbourg was the last before the European elections taking place between the 22nd and 25th of May. The week saw votes on closer European ]]> 4/17/2014 10:07:00 AM 285b2b0a-fc6e-4603-84f8-df7ef89111d2/500 Million Consumers, 28 Countries and One Single Market http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/500-million-consumers--28-countries-and-one-single-market/s/285b2b0a-fc6e-4603-84f8-df7ef89111d2 500 Million Consumers, 28 Countries and One Single Market Last year the Single Market celebrated its 20th anniversary, that's 20 years of the free movement of goods, people, services and capital within the European Union. ]]> 4/16/2014 9:47:00 AM d5b2b3d1-3b96-493f-a979-5bfe930e364c/Banking Union Agreement will Help Boost Growth by Stabilising Europe's Financial Institutions and Avoiding Burden on Taxpayer http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/banking-union-agreement-will-help-boost-growth-by-stabilising-europe-s-financial-institutions-and-avoiding-burden-on-taxpayer/s/d5b2b3d1-3b96-493f-a979-5bfe930e364c Banking Union Agreement will Help Boost Growth by Stabilising Europe's Financial Institutions and Avoiding Burden on Taxpayer A hard-fought Banking Union agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and the Commission will place the burden of failing banks on investors and not the taxpayer. With ECB supervision ]]> 4/11/2014 9:47:00 AM d9c8af82-3eb0-4551-b9f2-37d8e8b3e158/Taking care of health Europe-wide http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/taking-care-of-health-europe-wide/s/d9c8af82-3eb0-4551-b9f2-37d8e8b3e158 Taking care of health Europe-wide Healthcare is primarily a national concern but that doesn't mean that the EU doesn't have a role. EPP TV examines how the EU is playing its part in improving public health in Europe. ]]> 4/9/2014 9:52:00 AM 6a039796-951f-45bc-a102-a84cf533feb4/European single market for Electronic Communications Package clears key parliamentary hurdle http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-single-market-for-electronic-communications-package-clears-key-parliamentary-hurdle/s/6a039796-951f-45bc-a102-a84cf533feb4 European single market for Electronic Communications Package clears key parliamentary hurdle European Single Digital market legislation lowering charges and raising competitiveness for producers passed a crucial hurdle in Parliament's Industry Committee and its approval looks likely at the Ap ]]> 3/20/2014 11:05:00 AM f2b44d62-3ea0-413b-9bb8-76ea8d4909ef/EU Citizenship: Basic Freedoms - Freedom of Movement http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-citizenship--basic-freedoms---freedom-of-movement/s/f2b44d62-3ea0-413b-9bb8-76ea8d4909ef EU Citizenship: Basic Freedoms - Freedom of Movement In Part I of this Success Story, EPP TV focuses on one of the EU's greatest achievements: Freedom of Movement, thanks to Agreements such as Schengen and programmes like Erasmus. ]]> 3/19/2014 12:54:00 PM b0f7cd33-10ed-4dbb-a584-f9ac1bc8a51e/European Parliament Plenary Session: Ukraine Aid and Russia Sanctions - Troika Stabilisation Efforts - Package Travel and Personal Data Privacy Protections http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-plenary-session--ukraine-aid-and-russia-sanctions---troika-stabilisation-efforts---package-travel-and-personal-data-privacy-protections/s/b0f7cd33-10ed-4dbb-a584-f9ac1bc8a51e European Parliament Plenary Session: Ukraine Aid and Russia Sanctions - Troika Stabilisation Efforts - Package Travel and Personal Data Privacy Protections During this week's European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg, EPP Group welcomed sanctions against Russia for Crimean annexation threats and aid to new pro EU government. The week also saw a ]]> 3/13/2014 12:52:00 PM 68c5791e-ccac-45a4-b568-610534f86424/Restoring Confidence in Europe to Create Growth and Jobs http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/restoring-confidence-in-europe-to-create-growth-and-jobs/s/68c5791e-ccac-45a4-b568-610534f86424 Restoring Confidence in Europe to Create Growth and Jobs The EPP Group is celebrating its Study Days in Dublin where the main discussion is on how to restore confidence and growth. The Irish Members of the EPP Group comment on what is at stake for the elect ]]> 3/7/2014 12:00:00 PM 6a0fa580-bca2-41c5-bfce-24502593ff70/Horizon 2020 Funding to Fight Brian Drain and Create Jobs in Southern Europe http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/horizon-2020-funding-to-fight-brian-drain-and-create-jobs-in-southern-europe/s/6a0fa580-bca2-41c5-bfce-24502593ff70 Horizon 2020 Funding to Fight Brian Drain and Create Jobs in Southern Europe Horizon 2020 and its €80 billion over 7 years can help to fight the brain drain and high unemployment in southern Europe, an EPP Group hearing says. By applying R&D to products and services that benef ]]> 2/20/2014 12:18:00 PM 6283c9a4-1c70-4572-90b3-af8472714e3b/CAP Reform Offers Stabile Financing for Farmers and Stable Food Supply for Citizens http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/cap-reform-offers-stabile-financing-for-farmers-and-stable-food-supply-for-citizens/s/6283c9a4-1c70-4572-90b3-af8472714e3b CAP Reform Offers Stabile Financing for Farmers and Stable Food Supply for Citizens The latest Common Agricultural Policy reforms, driven by the EPP Group, will help millions of farmers and Europe's half billion citizens enjoy the fruits of the world's best food supply chain. ]]> 2/17/2014 12:38:00 PM 447a04e9-0b04-404b-9f73-c0950e891e65/EU Digital Habeas Corpus Would Defend Privacy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-digital-habeas-corpus-would-defend-privacy/s/447a04e9-0b04-404b-9f73-c0950e891e65 EU Digital Habeas Corpus Would Defend Privacy After a six-month probe into the Prism scandal, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has called for a digital Habeas Corpus to defend Europeans' right to... ]]> 2/12/2014 1:07:00 PM bcbd8080-0670-4665-a332-11be1ecb9f79/EU Legislation Eases Travel for Consumers and Businesses http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-legislation-eases-travel-for-consumers-and-businesses/s/bcbd8080-0670-4665-a332-11be1ecb9f79 EU Legislation Eases Travel for Consumers and Businesses The EPP Group is pushing for a new travel package Directive as a way to bring more transparency and ease of use to the travel booking industry. ]]> 2/11/2014 5:17:00 PM e314bae3-3eaa-4da2-971a-97937f547c3e/EPP Group Notes Success in Promoting SMEs to Drive EU Economy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-notes-success-in-promoting-smes-to-drive-eu-economy/s/e314bae3-3eaa-4da2-971a-97937f547c3e EPP Group Notes Success in Promoting SMEs to Drive EU Economy Cutting red tape and costs, speeding formation of small and medium-size businesses, and funding more R&D for them, are ways the European Parliament, with leadership from the EPP Group, has boosted SME ]]> 2/7/2014 9:56:00 AM fee4fee3-f6a5-4702-8f47-e05b7d6babd4/European Parliament Plenary Session: Ukraine Top Talking Point - Parliament Moves to Protect Artist and Seasonal Workers' Rights http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/european-parliament-plenary-session--ukraine-top-talking-point---parliament-moves-to-protect-artist-and-seasonal-workers--rights/s/fee4fee3-f6a5-4702-8f47-e05b7d6babd4 European Parliament Plenary Session: Ukraine Top Talking Point - Parliament Moves to Protect Artist and Seasonal Workers' Rights The latest European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg hears calls for greater EU intervention to halt the violence and restore rule of law in Ukraine. Also new agreements on safeguarding the copyright ]]> 2/6/2014 12:23:00 PM d9bd83e4-1f68-463f-86c8-d51e46141ba3/Fight Illegal Immigration but Defend Free Movement Inside the EU, EPP's Weber says http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fight-illegal-immigration-but-defend-free-movement-inside-the-eu--epp-s-weber-says/s/d9bd83e4-1f68-463f-86c8-d51e46141ba3 Fight Illegal Immigration but Defend Free Movement Inside the EU, EPP's Weber says EPP Group MEP Manfred Weber discusses EU efforts to manage migration, defend Europe´s borders, and ensure legal asylum and free movement inside the EU as a means of helping people find jobs. ]]> 1/29/2014 11:32:00 AM 92456f90-e8b9-4982-8448-57cfab4e240c/Fighting Financial Crime is a Top Priority for the EU http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/fighting-financial-crime-is-a-top-priority-for-the-eu/s/92456f90-e8b9-4982-8448-57cfab4e240c Fighting Financial Crime is a Top Priority for the EU Speaking at a conference on financial crime, the EPP Group's Marietta Giannakou and other participants said the fight to protect decent citizens against financial crime must remain a top priority... ]]> 1/22/2014 4:54:00 PM 658611cc-4851-470d-a703-56e5d84cb30c/EU Treaty Change Needed to Address Troika Controversy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-treaty-change-needed-to-address-troika-controversy/s/658611cc-4851-470d-a703-56e5d84cb30c EU Treaty Change Needed to Address Troika Controversy The EU needs to change its governing treaty to tackle economic crisis in a more balanced way, promoting growth while enforcing fiscal responsibility, says Parliament Vice President Othmar Karas. ]]> 1/8/2014 5:59:00 PM b1ed9759-e999-4d7e-b887-cc459d05974e/Ireland Exits Bailout and Regains Economic Sovereignty: Comments by Mairead McGuinness, Ireland MEP and EPP Group Vice-chairwoman http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ireland-exits-bailout-and-regains-economic-sovereignty--comments-by-mairead-mcguinness--ireland-mep-and-epp-group-vice-chairwoman/s/b1ed9759-e999-4d7e-b887-cc459d05974e Ireland Exits Bailout and Regains Economic Sovereignty: Comments by Mairead McGuinness, Ireland MEP and EPP Group Vice-chairwoman An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced that Ireland has officially exited the 85 billion euro bailout scheme run by the IMF and European Union today, December 15th. EPP group Vice-Chairman and Irish MEP Ma ]]> 12/15/2013 3:25:00 PM fcafb8ca-fcdd-4613-8924-a0de345727c1/SME financing gets boost from EU to create jobs http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/sme-financing-gets-boost-from-eu-to-create-jobs/s/fcafb8ca-fcdd-4613-8924-a0de345727c1 SME financing gets boost from EU to create jobs The EU has developed new concepts to finance small and medium-size enterprises to power Europe´s recovery. The EPP Group has played a key role in securing funding for COSME and other programs. ]]> 12/5/2013 6:47:00 PM a7e0120e-0a26-46fb-8cf6-b2a3bb80a174/EPP Parliamentary Leaders Say Europe Must Do More for Own Security and Defence http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-parliamentary-leaders-say-europe-must-do-more-for-own-security-and-defence/s/a7e0120e-0a26-46fb-8cf6-b2a3bb80a174 EPP Parliamentary Leaders Say Europe Must Do More for Own Security and Defence EPP Parliamentary leaders at EP and national level say EU must strengthen its role as global player and regional security provider. ]]> 12/3/2013 11:04:00 AM b19fd94c-8dec-4485-9989-570859e3bf80/More EU Policing, More Penalties to Fight Food Fraud http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/more-eu-policing--more-penalties-to-fight-food-fraud/s/b19fd94c-8dec-4485-9989-570859e3bf80 More EU Policing, More Penalties to Fight Food Fraud The European Parliament's Environment, Health and Food Safety Committee has approved a report calling for stronger policing of the food industry, and tougher penalties for fraud. The report, authored ]]> 12/2/2013 3:25:00 PM c35f1984-ffee-4f88-88cd-626554b53d0c/Joseph Daul Elected as the New EPP President - New Video Available http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/joseph-daul-elected-as-the-new-epp-president---new-video-available/s/c35f1984-ffee-4f88-88cd-626554b53d0c Joseph Daul Elected as the New EPP President - New Video Available Today the Political Assembly of the European People's Party (EPP), which is comprised of 73 parties from 39 countries, elected Joseph Daul as its new president with 112 votes out of 124 members. Daul, ]]> 11/12/2013 5:52:00 PM 21a350bb-cb91-4b9a-981d-0ec2c41a72f5/EU´s Horizon 2020; boosting economy through Research and Development http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/eu-s-horizon-2020--boosting-economy-through-research-and-development/s/21a350bb-cb91-4b9a-981d-0ec2c41a72f5 EU´s Horizon 2020; boosting economy through Research and Development The EU´s 70 billion euro plan to speed funding to promising R&D projects over seven years - Horizon 2020 - aims to bring innovation to market. The plan, co-authored by the EPP Group´s Maria Da Graça C ]]> 11/7/2013 2:11:00 PM 1414d5a8-14e5-4898-a2b3-c2a2b0160d2d/EPP Group mourns the passing of Wilfried Martens, as European Parliament debates immigration and extremism, approves tougher tobacco regulation and EU professional IDs http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-mourns-the-passing-of-wilfried-martens--as-european-parliament-debates-immigration-and-extremism--approves-tougher-tobacco-regulation-and-eu-professional-ids/s/1414d5a8-14e5-4898-a2b3-c2a2b0160d2d EPP Group mourns the passing of Wilfried Martens, as European Parliament debates immigration and extremism, approves tougher tobacco regulation and EU professional IDs The EPP Group mourned the death of Wilfried Martens, its president and Belgium´s longest-serving prime minister who led the European People´s Party since 1990. His death came at the end of a European ]]> 10/10/2013 2:20:00 PM a06b340a-8e3c-4c1f-9d52-2b9deca33505/Merkel Exploring Coalition Options as She Pursues Strong European Policy http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/merkel-exploring-coalition-options-as-she-pursues-strong-european-policy/s/a06b340a-8e3c-4c1f-9d52-2b9deca33505 Merkel Exploring Coalition Options as She Pursues Strong European Policy Elmar Brok, a leading German EPP Group member and chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, unveils how Chancellor Merkel is exploring her options in forming a new government af ]]> 9/24/2013 1:23:00 PM ced43ad4-5af0-490c-b0d7-d4a11271ad19/EPP Group Urges Governments to Use 8 Billion Euros Youth Guarantee http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/epp-group-urges-governments-to-use-8-billion-euros-youth-guarantee/s/ced43ad4-5af0-490c-b0d7-d4a11271ad19 EPP Group Urges Governments to Use 8 Billion Euros Youth Guarantee EPP conference on Youth Employment calls for greater engagement and funding to improve job prospects, particularly in member states hit hard by economic crisis and austerity measures ]]> 9/18/2013 3:11:00 PM 8dcce7a7-f459-4187-b550-36737e796109/Common EU Sales Law to kick-start Single Market http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/common-eu-sales-law-to-kick-start-single-market/s/8dcce7a7-f459-4187-b550-36737e796109 Common EU Sales Law to kick-start Single Market A new draft proposal on the Common European Sales Law overwhelmingly passes Parliament´s Legal Affairs committee. It`s meant to ease cross-border trade, particularly in smaller national markets, by of ]]> 9/18/2013 9:21:00 AM 3cf7bd66-7c37-4ffc-97cd-3da411b8e3ea/EP and EEAS Officials Cautious but Resigned to Likely 'Limited' Intervention in Syria http://epp.synapticdigital.com/latest-news/ep-and-eeas-officials-cautious-but-resigned-to-likely--limited--intervention-in-syria/s/3cf7bd66-7c37-4ffc-97cd-3da411b8e3ea EP and EEAS Officials Cautious but Resigned to Likely 'Limited' Intervention in Syria Emergency Meeting of EP Foreign Affairs Commitee on Egypt hijacked by Syrian gas attack and threat of imminent US-led western intervention. ]]> 8/28/2013 3:00:00 PM