thenewsmarket.com > In the News > EU News http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/in-the-news/eu-news 9394e042-221e-4bc0-b8f0-1778bbddcbbb/Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/improving-contract-law-for-digital-content-and-copyright-law-for-broadcasts-in-the-eu/s/9394e042-221e-4bc0-b8f0-1778bbddcbbb Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU In committee, MEPs have approved a new law creating an EU-wide standard set of contract rules for digital content provided by businesses to consumers. In committee, they also agreed to new rules... ]]> 11/21/2017 5:50:00 PM f54b6df5-ee27-4a15-8133-dde83c794fc8/Improving the emergency services for EU citizens http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/improving-the-emergency-services-for-eu-citizens/s/f54b6df5-ee27-4a15-8133-dde83c794fc8 Improving the emergency services for EU citizens The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event... ]]> 10/18/2017 3:29:00 PM 8d4cca62-bed9-4574-a18a-2a4d1a7ab554/Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/making-online-shopping-easier-with-fair-shipping-prices/s/8d4cca62-bed9-4574-a18a-2a4d1a7ab554 Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping... ]]> 10/12/2017 2:51:00 PM 78b9c3df-6b78-4e95-b091-37c267bbf7ac/Post-disaster rebuilding with EU Solidarity Fund http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/post-disaster-rebuilding-with-eu-solidarity-fund/s/78b9c3df-6b78-4e95-b091-37c267bbf7ac Post-disaster rebuilding with EU Solidarity Fund The EU has just approved a record €1.2 billion from its Solidarity Fund to help rebuild quake-struck central Italy. On EPPTV’s monthly programme People First, MEP Giovanni La Via talks about how... ]]> 10/10/2017 9:07:00 AM ddcde05c-da96-4c55-a591-ea1638317271/Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/brexit--catalonia--cybersecurity--eu-fraudbusters/s/ddcde05c-da96-4c55-a591-ea1638317271 Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters At its latest plenary session, the EPP Group backed the EU Brexit negotiators’ demand that the UK agrees on the divorce price tag before advancing to talks on trade and future relations. In the... ]]> 10/5/2017 11:29:00 AM 02e821ef-4ea5-497e-bf62-ae0064327d6d/In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/in-new-brexit-talks--uk-must-clarify-its-goals/s/02e821ef-4ea5-497e-bf62-ae0064327d6d In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals In the latest round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week, the EPP Group says the UK must make concrete proposals. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent... ]]> 9/26/2017 3:18:00 PM b11f5f5c-ff1c-463c-8900-a0b79a27d453/EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic of new pro-European German government http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-s-manfred-weber-optimistic-of-new-pro-european-german-government/s/b11f5f5c-ff1c-463c-8900-a0b79a27d453 EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic of new pro-European German government After the latest German elections, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to form a multi-party coalition that will support a strong European Union. ]]> 9/26/2017 2:54:00 PM 94b6ae12-364d-4d2b-ba5a-c31cf4f0f70c/State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/state-of-the-union--fipronil-scandal--turkey--venezuela/s/94b6ae12-364d-4d2b-ba5a-c31cf4f0f70c State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the... ]]> 9/14/2017 10:43:00 AM c67e172b-286d-41af-9991-bd05815d30b4/Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/post-brexit-talks---future-eu-uk-ties---possibly-in-2018--says-barnier/s/c67e172b-286d-41af-9991-bd05815d30b4 Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next... ]]> 9/13/2017 2:49:00 PM d11dbd82-b80e-41c0-9fb1-4e5ef67233b4/MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/meps-discuss-how-to-tackle-contaminated-eggs-scandal/s/d11dbd82-b80e-41c0-9fb1-4e5ef67233b4 MEPs discuss how to tackle contaminated eggs scandal In August, contaminated eggs were found in over half of European Union countries. EU countries reacted by shutting down certain farms and removing contaminated eggs and egg products from... ]]> 8/31/2017 4:23:00 PM 23637077-8a73-4907-a28e-d04a3df409c7/Smart Borders: stepped-up security, better ID system http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/smart-borders--stepped-up-security--better-id-system/s/23637077-8a73-4907-a28e-d04a3df409c7 Smart Borders: stepped-up security, better ID system The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee OKs a proposed a digital Entry/Exit System for visitors to the EU. It is part of the European Union’s Smart Borders package of measures that... ]]> 7/12/2017 2:56:00 PM 8156c439-f066-4ec4-8496-8614140f8fc0/EPP MPs and MEPs Tackle Globalisation http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-mps-and-meps-tackle-globalisation/s/8156c439-f066-4ec4-8496-8614140f8fc0 EPP MPs and MEPs Tackle Globalisation The EU needs to step up efforts to adapt to globalisation to address voter concerns and create sustainable employment, say EPP MPs and MEPs meeting at the European Parliament. The regular EPP... ]]> 6/26/2017 3:46:00 PM 841c60f1-c5f3-4737-a969-716284c54a90/Free WiFi for all in Europe http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 f89ce852-9e75-4ea8-9bef-16f96fd0cb1b/Armenia's 25th Anniversary at the IMF http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/imf/armenia-s-25th-anniversary-at-the-imf/s/f89ce852-9e75-4ea8-9bef-16f96fd0cb1b Armenia's 25th Anniversary at the IMF On their 25th anniversary of being a member at the IMF, Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang congratulates Armenia on being part of the international community ]]> 6/9/2017 5:17:00 PM c0d3afb9-55f1-4eac-a0bf-13ce8b35cdca/Copyright rules fit for the digital age http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 33a4bcbf-59f8-41d3-b680-ef0e350ce029/Citizens’ rights a red line in Brexit talks http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 738ae457-e9f9-4d15-883d-f7eff3fbcf79/French Elections: EPP Group support for ‘les Républicains’ in French Parliamentary Vote http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 bda7005e-3276-44a3-b452-6bda9afd25fe/Step up fight against Russian anti-EU fake news http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 1fc81f15-cddd-4cf1-990b-3c2f6ad450fd/EPP Group meeting: Together we will succeed after Brexit http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 01b933f9-dc76-44bb-8a14-c34cb306d336/As Article 50 is Triggered, Here is a Look Back at the Early Days of the EU http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/the-newsmarket/as-article-50-is-triggered--here-is-a-look-back-at-the-early-days-of-the-eu/s/01b933f9-dc76-44bb-8a14-c34cb306d336 As Article 50 is Triggered, Here is a Look Back at the Early Days of the EU 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... ]]> 3/28/2017 10:53:00 AM 2ea8dc0f-b3a7-464b-8c89-2986d75c2991/Treaty of Rome: 60 years of peace and a better life for Europeans, says Manfred Weber http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 c6268fca-0aa0-43eb-93c6-96e8a74a046c/Brexit on thenewsmarket.com http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/the-newsmarket/brexit-on-thenewsmarket.com/s/c6268fca-0aa0-43eb-93c6-96e8a74a046c Brexit on thenewsmarket.com Follow the latest developments in UK referendum on thenewsmarket.com All related content can be found at our dedicated page – Brexit If you have any comments, questions or content requests regarding o ]]> 3/2/2017 9:00:00 PM 50ef272f-c1ca-418b-a704-2a38746f6d29/More transparency in EU energy deals http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 853b8af4-8702-491a-b437-9945f9f4b6a1/CETA a step closer to EU approval, an answer to Trump http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 f6249555-8240-4d16-a64d-7b800fd8e4dd/"Europe is united and strong" – Manfred Weber on Donald Trump criticism http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/-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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 e7e9a5d1-47f3-4b5e-bfdd-5340145bbfb3/Green Light to EU - US Data Criminal Law Sharing http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 acbac265-e03d-4737-b2ce-23ddfe8e80d6/The political consequences of Brexit http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 ebe39613-2229-4e19-a920-b571e7db8aa2/Couple speedy Brexit with stepped-up EU reform http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 6a8ff3bd-a6f1-47df-b9c2-3019e2f0e753/Crisis in Agriculture and the EPP Group Proposals http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 e71f1a68-19d5-43f8-83a6-aa9bec475370/Juncker Plan, financial reform, Panama Papers and migration at parliament plenary http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 3641133e-f807-498a-966b-c549f9ef371a/Preventing radicalisation in Europe and North Africa http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/preventing-radicalisation-in-europe-and-north-africa/s/3641133e-f807-498a-966b-c549f9ef371a Preventing radicalisation in Europe and North Africa The threat of more terrorist attacks is concentrating minds across the EU like never before. Young Europeans and young North Africans are travelling to Syria to train with ISIS. MEPs discussed how Eur ]]> 5/3/2016 4:53:00 PM 44f3876b-faa7-4374-8079-d9ed1090e5e6/Searching for Peace in the Middle East http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/searching-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-/s/44f3876b-faa7-4374-8079-d9ed1090e5e6 Searching for Peace in the Middle East Christian minority groups are being heavily persecuted by terrorist groups such as ISIS across the Middle East. In addition, large numbers are fleeing conflict in Syria to countries like Lebanon. MEPs ]]> 5/2/2016 10:29:00 AM 946b39be-8d92-4a78-bd4a-7315e497fc68/Panama Papers: Alain Lamassoure Calls for Binding Global Transparency http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/panama-papers--alain-lamassoure-calls-for-binding-global-transparency/s/946b39be-8d92-4a78-bd4a-7315e497fc68 Panama Papers: Alain Lamassoure Calls for Binding Global Transparency The Panama Papers tax evasion scandal, and the LuxLeaks before it, show that the EU and other economic powers must receive detailed corporate tax reporting and share the information to crack down on f ]]> 4/29/2016 9:46:00 AM 2fd0f164-454d-4bc7-a579-56ea1adce126/Europe Needs Strong Common Police Authorities to Enforce Security of Our Citizens http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/europe-needs-strong-common-police-authorities-to-enforce-security-of-our-citizens-/s/2fd0f164-454d-4bc7-a579-56ea1adce126 Europe Needs Strong Common Police Authorities to Enforce Security of Our Citizens The European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee approved a new EU law which will strengthen Europol in the fight against terrorism and organised crime. This Regulation, w ]]> 4/28/2016 4:14:00 PM ac50bd24-545c-41bf-b6d5-6b43ff3ee31f/EU's new railway legislation drives up competition and lowers prices http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/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 c223f916-2322-4469-a86b-2de33920b2da/Single Market Strategy Brings New Incentives to Businesses http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/single-market-strategy-brings-new-incentives-to--businesses/s/c223f916-2322-4469-a86b-2de33920b2da Single Market Strategy Brings New Incentives to Businesses The European Parliament's Internal Market Committee has approved the Single Market Strategy presented by the European Commission last October. Lara Comi, EPP Group Member and Rapporteur of the Single ]]> 4/24/2016 4:53:00 PM 1b02e356-eb66-45db-9c4f-935839fa53d4/Passenger Name Records approved, Anti-terror, Migrant Measures, Panama Papers http://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/passenger-name-records-approved--anti-terror--migrant-measures--panama-papers/s/1b02e356-eb66-45db-9c4f-935839fa53d4 Passenger Name Records approved, Anti-terror, Migrant Measures, Panama Papers The European Parliament approved EU-wide airline passenger data monitoring and debated other anti-terror measures supported by the EPP Group during the latest Strasbourg plenary. Parliament also backe ]]> 4/14/2016 1:49:00 PM