thenewsmarket.com > Spotlight > EU News https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/spotlight/eu-news 60d50fd8-8ec6-42c8-b0e5-373fe8ffeba0/Brexit superhero? Let’s be serious, says EPP Group https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/brexit-superhero--let-s-be-serious--says-epp-group/s/60d50fd8-8ec6-42c8-b0e5-373fe8ffeba0 Brexit superhero? Let’s be serious, says EPP Group EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber calls for more seriousness, after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared himself to The Hulk and failed to propose concrete solutions for Brexit. Weber also... ]]> 9/18/2019 1:10:00 PM 310030a5-e7f4-4737-a505-56ea8f13e85d/EPP Group masterplan to find cure for cancer https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-masterplan-to-find-cure-for-cancer/s/310030a5-e7f4-4737-a505-56ea8f13e85d EPP Group masterplan to find cure for cancer The EU can find a cure for cancer, if it combines its efforts in research, data and funding, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. Doctors and experts say it´s possible, and there just needs to... ]]> 9/18/2019 12:34:00 PM 8239845a-7691-4bbc-8290-27116da9c25a/Use international agreements to pressure Brazil on Amazon fires https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/use-international-agreements-to-pressure-brazil-on-amazon-fires/s/8239845a-7691-4bbc-8290-27116da9c25a Use international agreements to pressure Brazil on Amazon fires The EU’s planned trade agreement with the Mercosur countries of South America can help pressure the Brazilian government into taking stronger action to stop the fires in the Amazon rainforest, say... ]]> 9/17/2019 3:30:00 PM 804f63a2-d936-434c-9c94-9187d3414700/New Brexit delay possible with clear reasons https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/new-brexit-delay-possible-with-clear-reasons/s/804f63a2-d936-434c-9c94-9187d3414700 New Brexit delay possible with clear reasons The European Parliament is likely to approve a Resolution on Brexit that would support a third extension, provided the UK gives concrete reasons for it and continues to participate in the EU... ]]> 9/11/2019 1:47:00 PM 3f7a819b-81c3-4e7b-b447-4449207585e9/New Commission with EPP in key roles for Europe´s future https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/new-commission-with-epp-in-key-roles-for-europe-s-future/s/3f7a819b-81c3-4e7b-b447-4449207585e9 New Commission with EPP in key roles for Europe´s future “The new European Commission proposed Tuesday has strong EPP presence in key positions aimed at shaping Europe’s future”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. Also achieving gender and... ]]> 9/10/2019 1:46:00 PM 66a348d2-bcd3-480c-be20-29967f8614a5/MEPs quiz candidate to be next ECB President https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/meps-quiz-candidate-to-be-next-ecb-president/s/66a348d2-bcd3-480c-be20-29967f8614a5 MEPs quiz candidate to be next ECB President Christine Lagarde, who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 2011, has been nominated as candidate to take over from Mario Draghi as the President of the European... ]]> 9/4/2019 4:10:00 PM e0b5f887-f780-4614-94e7-79c9998a898f/European Parliament elects Commission President, backs Venezuela talks https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/european-parliament-elects-commission-president--backs-venezuela-talks/s/e0b5f887-f780-4614-94e7-79c9998a898f European Parliament elects Commission President, backs Venezuela talks With strong EPP Group backing, the European Parliament elected fellow EPP politician Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission President. It also approved a Resolution supporting talks between... ]]> 7/18/2019 12:24:00 PM 09c494dc-4942-47d2-9299-792560dd30b0/European Parliament elects five EPP Group VPs https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/european-parliament-elects-five-epp-group-vps/s/09c494dc-4942-47d2-9299-792560dd30b0 European Parliament elects five EPP Group VPs As the European Parliament elected its leadership for the new five-year term, five EPP Group MEPs were chosen as Parliament Vice-Presidents. They include incumbents Mairead McGuinness, who... ]]> 7/4/2019 11:12:00 AM 7315ae92-7738-4d4b-8ec4-ac0a1051b24f/EPP Group, strongest in parliament, picks leaders for new term https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group--strongest-in-parliament--picks-leaders-for-new-term/s/7315ae92-7738-4d4b-8ec4-ac0a1051b24f EPP Group, strongest in parliament, picks leaders for new term In its first meeting since European elections, the EPP Group unanimously re-elected Manfred Weber as its chairman and chose its 10 vice-chairs. Weber says the group - the strongest force in... ]]> 6/5/2019 3:13:00 PM b5930071-c223-4806-b0f7-f0297d0b5121/Boosting funding for Erasmus+ and free Interrail for youth https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/boosting-funding-for-erasmus--and-free-interrail-for-youth/s/b5930071-c223-4806-b0f7-f0297d0b5121 Boosting funding for Erasmus+ and free Interrail for youth The EPP Group has been a major force behind expanding the Erasmus+ program to include more kinds of students in universities as well as trade schools and sports programs. It is pushing for a... ]]> 5/16/2019 9:04:00 AM 7c2477cb-e69a-4bbc-af21-3169613205a7/Work-life balance: get men sharing in the caring https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/work-life-balance--get-men-sharing-in-the-caring/s/7c2477cb-e69a-4bbc-af21-3169613205a7 Work-life balance: get men sharing in the caring Closing the gender gap in pay and treatment as employees is an important priority for the EPP Group in improving family life. The work-life balance is also key, and EPP Group-supported legislation... ]]> 5/15/2019 9:18:00 AM b400555f-6c50-466c-8168-7f796c481341/No more ‘’cowboy’’ banking: making European banks stronger, safer https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/no-more---cowboy---banking--making-european-banks-stronger--safer/s/b400555f-6c50-466c-8168-7f796c481341 No more ‘’cowboy’’ banking: making European banks stronger, safer The EPP Group has led the charge to make banks safer in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Over the last term, EPP Group MEPs have spearheaded legislation regulating money markets,... ]]> 5/8/2019 2:30:00 PM 8faded6e-e2e0-476b-ab2e-f3548c2d5f49/Driving innovation through the digital revolution https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/driving-innovation-through-the-digital-revolution/s/8faded6e-e2e0-476b-ab2e-f3548c2d5f49 Driving innovation through the digital revolution EPP Group MEPs are helping drive innovation in Europe by boosting funding for Horizon Europe and promoting 5G connectivity and the cloud. The Group has also backed moves to improve access to... ]]> 5/7/2019 3:44:00 PM 73509964-c448-4267-b41d-76658fdd11c6/Tax fairness to fight the bad guys, reward the good guys https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/tax-fairness-to-fight-the-bad-guys--reward-the-good-guys/s/73509964-c448-4267-b41d-76658fdd11c6 Tax fairness to fight the bad guys, reward the good guys Spurred by revelations of tax evasion and avoidance, the EPP Group has pressed for greater transparency to uncover companies and individuals who fail to pay their fair share of taxes. Ludek... ]]> 5/2/2019 4:29:00 PM 07a77565-3790-4c76-bad9-26d2326113b4/Free and fair trade that makes sense for Europe https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/free-and-fair-trade-that-makes-sense-for-europe/s/07a77565-3790-4c76-bad9-26d2326113b4 Free and fair trade that makes sense for Europe The EPP Group’s MEPs have fought against the tide of protectionism to back EU trade agreements with countries like Canada and South Korea. With one in seven European jobs linked to international... ]]> 4/30/2019 4:02:00 PM 17bc653b-2853-4243-a91d-9fba27a9c8a3/EU sets climate example, balancing jobs and emissions cuts https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-sets-climate-example--balancing-jobs-and-emissions-cuts/s/17bc653b-2853-4243-a91d-9fba27a9c8a3 EU sets climate example, balancing jobs and emissions cuts Using market forces and tougher regulations, the EU is committed to slashing CO2 emissions and fighting climate change while supporting emissions-cutting innovation that keeps and creates jobs.... ]]> 4/26/2019 9:31:00 AM 8ddc91e7-33c7-4b0d-ac39-c8204093617f/Combating terrorism with sharper tools for law enforcement, combating extremism https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/combating-terrorism-with-sharper-tools-for-law-enforcement--combating-extremism/s/8ddc91e7-33c7-4b0d-ac39-c8204093617f Combating terrorism with sharper tools for law enforcement, combating extremism The EPP Group has worked hard in the European Parliament to give law enforcement better tools to track down terror suspects and combat extremism. From airline passenger records to cutting... ]]> 4/25/2019 9:10:00 AM e9ff09c4-9eb7-4fcf-a178-87dc821fb4b5/Romania breaches of the rule of law, Future of Europe, European Border and Coast Guard, InvestEU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/romania-breaches-of-the-rule-of-law--future-of-europe--european-border-and-coast-guard--investeu/s/e9ff09c4-9eb7-4fcf-a178-87dc821fb4b5 Romania breaches of the rule of law, Future of Europe, European Border and Coast Guard, InvestEU At the last European Parliament plenary before the European elections, MEPs debated the rule of law situation in Romania. Parliament discussed the future of Europe with Latvia’s Prime Minister.... ]]> 4/18/2019 9:06:00 AM 076c7c80-dafa-496c-9a14-d0da33009c55/MEPs back Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, with cancer as a research priority https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/meps-back-horizon-europe-research-and-innovation-programme--with-cancer-as-a-research-priority/s/076c7c80-dafa-496c-9a14-d0da33009c55 MEPs back Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, with cancer as a research priority The European Parliament has approved the new Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. It will run from 2021 to 2027 with big changes including quicker and easier access to EU funding,... ]]> 4/17/2019 11:00:00 AM b54b22fc-3af2-454c-9267-f4080a41cdd0/Securing borders to preserve freedom of movement https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/securing-borders-to-preserve-freedom-of-movement/s/b54b22fc-3af2-454c-9267-f4080a41cdd0 Securing borders to preserve freedom of movement Defending the Schengen Zone of open internal EU borders, the EPP Group has worked hard to ensure the safety of Europeans. It has been a driving force behind the EU’s border and coast guard, the... ]]> 4/16/2019 9:25:00 AM 21016d28-ea71-44c5-bd7b-cc278d1b8c90/Enduring flair pricing and quality, fighting geoblocking https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/enduring-flair-pricing-and-quality--fighting-geoblocking/s/21016d28-ea71-44c5-bd7b-cc278d1b8c90 Enduring flair pricing and quality, fighting geoblocking EPP Group MEPs have campaigned to dismantle barriers to Europe’s single market of 500 million consumers. Among the measures – cutting geoblocking and dual quality, encouraging Wifi4EU connectivity... ]]> 4/15/2019 10:40:00 AM 107592b7-a6a6-441b-8130-c12dd397a3ee/EU Investment and Europass empowering job creation https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-investment-and-europass-empowering-job-creation/s/107592b7-a6a6-441b-8130-c12dd397a3ee EU Investment and Europass empowering job creation The EPP Group has been a major force behind the billions in the European Union’s financial backing for investment - the so-called Juncker Plan - and job creation. It also drove the revamp of the... ]]> 4/11/2019 10:32:00 AM 49b43ead-7e21-4359-8223-a9d72db438ef/CAP reform better for farmers and consumers https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/cap-reform-better-for-farmers-and-consumers/s/49b43ead-7e21-4359-8223-a9d72db438ef CAP reform better for farmers and consumers More stable food prices and better distribution of subsidies will benefit farmers as well as shoppers, under a reform approved by the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee. The two key... ]]> 4/10/2019 9:21:00 AM a44515e4-367f-4331-a0ac-a1f9a9571491/1 hour rule to remove online terror content https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/1-hour-rule-to-remove-online-terror-content/s/a44515e4-367f-4331-a0ac-a1f9a9571491 1 hour rule to remove online terror content European authorities could force websites to remove online terrorist content within the hour under a proposed law approved in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs... ]]> 4/9/2019 1:14:00 PM 8944674c-1935-4a6b-b38a-7873b62806b3/Slashing telecom roaming charges, protecting your data https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/slashing-telecom-roaming-charges--protecting-your-data/s/8944674c-1935-4a6b-b38a-7873b62806b3 Slashing telecom roaming charges, protecting your data The European Parliament, with EPP Group leadership, has worked hard to cut mobile, text and data charges. ]]> 4/8/2019 9:03:00 AM 02a5b27a-40da-4df5-9b76-5f01e37c7d71/Safer, more sustainable food production on land and at sea https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/safer--more-sustainable-food-production-on-land-and-at-sea/s/02a5b27a-40da-4df5-9b76-5f01e37c7d71 Safer, more sustainable food production on land and at sea To ensure food security in a sustainable way, the EPP Group has written and backed legislation that improves conditions for farmers and fishermen. Reforms to the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)... ]]> 4/2/2019 9:42:00 AM 7468368c-f69b-4dd4-b5b3-061a570e277f/Consumer rights, data and security, copyright protection, plastic bans https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/consumer-rights--data-and-security--copyright-protection--plastic-bans/s/7468368c-f69b-4dd4-b5b3-061a570e277f Consumer rights, data and security, copyright protection, plastic bans The European Parliament has approved legislation to boost consumer rights by making it easier for group legal action. Parliament debated a proposal for a one-stop online portal linking EU border... ]]> 3/28/2019 1:52:00 PM 0773ee43-078e-4d56-9024-339cee2d93ce/Cleaner energy by opening up Europe’s Single Market https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/cleaner-energy-by-opening-up-europe-s-single-market/s/0773ee43-078e-4d56-9024-339cee2d93ce Cleaner energy by opening up Europe’s Single Market The European Parliament has approved legislation calling for common rules in Europe’s energy market, part of a series of laws entitled ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’. The legislation calls for... ]]> 3/27/2019 6:38:00 PM 80e09f22-b21d-4adf-8597-a0fc985bf70b/Brexit, Fairness for Farmers, EU-Turkey, EU-Russia https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/brexit--fairness-for-farmers--eu-turkey--eu-russia/s/80e09f22-b21d-4adf-8597-a0fc985bf70b Brexit, Fairness for Farmers, EU-Turkey, EU-Russia At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated the next steps in the Brexit showdown. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said the EU remains on the side of British youth victimised... ]]> 3/14/2019 10:41:00 AM c925b4b3-35d5-4269-a585-c0a811710ccf/Watching out for cybersecurity amid 5G build-up https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/watching-out-for-cybersecurity-amid-5g-build-up/s/c925b4b3-35d5-4269-a585-c0a811710ccf Watching out for cybersecurity amid 5G build-up As countries prepare to roll out 5G mobile Internet, the European Union needs to be watchful of cybersecurity threats, says EPP Group MEP Luděk Niedermayer. There are concerns about the Chinese... ]]> 3/12/2019 3:29:00 PM 228b8e3c-ac1d-4883-b6d9-e8f9c020d604/Improving work-life balance across the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/improving-work-life-balance-across-the-eu/s/228b8e3c-ac1d-4883-b6d9-e8f9c020d604 Improving work-life balance across the EU A new law that will help people improve their work-life balance across the European Union is on track to be approved in the European Parliament in March and to be in place by 2022. The European... ]]> 2/27/2019 10:24:00 AM 4536a16c-65ff-4474-9755-379afdd8fe50/EPP Group calls for new and fair EU copyright rules fit for the digital world https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-calls-for-new-and-fair-eu-copyright-rules-fit-for-the-digital-world/s/4536a16c-65ff-4474-9755-379afdd8fe50 EPP Group calls for new and fair EU copyright rules fit for the digital world The European Union is reforming the EU’s copyright rules so that they fit the increasingly digital world that we now live in. The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has backed a... ]]> 2/26/2019 2:39:00 PM 405f926f-7104-4ec6-952e-86a066b55e36/Erasmus+: More simple, more fans, made for everyone https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/erasmus----more-simple--more-fans--made-for-everyone/s/405f926f-7104-4ec6-952e-86a066b55e36 Erasmus+: More simple, more fans, made for everyone Thanks to Erasmus+, since 2014 around 4 million young Europeans have had the opportunity to study abroad, learn about other cultures and develop personally and professionally. The European... ]]> 2/21/2019 3:11:00 PM 1057edff-74dd-4efa-b280-9e1af6c331f4/Malta and Slovakia: EPP Group calls for action to protect journalists and uphold the rule of law https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/malta-and-slovakia--epp-group-calls-for-action-to-protect-journalists-and-uphold-the-rule-of-law/s/1057edff-74dd-4efa-b280-9e1af6c331f4 Malta and Slovakia: EPP Group calls for action to protect journalists and uphold the rule of law Following the murders of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak in 2018, the European Parliament set up a Rule of Law Monitoring Group to look into rule of law... ]]> 2/19/2019 4:44:00 PM 617159e3-5a49-4758-9a09-dd65ce8eafc9/EU-Singapore Trade Deal, Screening Investment, Cross-border payments, Future of Europe https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-singapore-trade-deal--screening-investment--cross-border-payments--future-of-europe/s/617159e3-5a49-4758-9a09-dd65ce8eafc9 EU-Singapore Trade Deal, Screening Investment, Cross-border payments, Future of Europe The European Parliament gave its green light to a new trade accord with Singapore, the EU’s largest trading partner in Southeast Asia with 10,000 European companies based there. The EPP Group’s... ]]> 2/14/2019 11:44:00 AM 6ff15d46-1694-4f62-b678-c14167ca7592/EPP Group debates the causes of populism and how to counter it https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-debates-the-causes-of-populism-and-how-to-counter-it/s/6ff15d46-1694-4f62-b678-c14167ca7592 EPP Group debates the causes of populism and how to counter it During a conference entitled “The perverse charm of populism”, the EPP Group debated what populism is, its roots and how to counter it. Participants set out their analyses of this trend - which we... ]]> 2/6/2019 12:52:00 PM af9a78dc-dc40-4fb9-a0fb-3c2fa6f76ad7/CDU leader calls for a Europe that is even stronger than it is today https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/cdu-leader-calls-for-a-europe-that-is-even-stronger-than-it-is-today/s/af9a78dc-dc40-4fb9-a0fb-3c2fa6f76ad7 CDU leader calls for a Europe that is even stronger than it is today Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Germany, attended an EPP Group meeting. She backed Manfred Weber as the best candidate for the job as the... ]]> 2/6/2019 10:48:00 AM 7e69fde8-5d62-4566-9b42-bd3b4d8df8fb/The EU needs to send Russia a clear message about possible further sanctions https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/the-eu-needs-to-send-russia-a-clear-message-about-possible-further-sanctions/s/7e69fde8-5d62-4566-9b42-bd3b4d8df8fb The EU needs to send Russia a clear message about possible further sanctions The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a Report on EU-Russia relations. Sandra Kalniete MEP, Vice-Chair of the EPP Group, wrote the Report which lists a number of Russian... ]]> 2/5/2019 4:20:00 PM 8dfe0e98-2319-47c8-bbdf-f2c000efe155/EPP Group leads the charge to recognise Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-leads-the-charge-to-recognise-juan-guaid--as-interim-president-of-venezuela/s/8dfe0e98-2319-47c8-bbdf-f2c000efe155 EPP Group leads the charge to recognise Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela A long simmering crisis in Venezuela is reaching boiling point. There have been serious allegations of fraud during recent presidential elections, an opposition boycott and widespread protests... ]]> 1/31/2019 1:15:00 PM 46fd7be5-8f25-4f48-9bb8-996fe1bb8105/Fight money laundering with EU-wide Magnitsky Law https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/fight-money-laundering-with-eu-wide-magnitsky-law/s/46fd7be5-8f25-4f48-9bb8-996fe1bb8105 Fight money laundering with EU-wide Magnitsky Law Russian money laundering in the EU is having a damaging effect on the economy and politics, and must be fought with people-targeted sanctions like the so-called Magnitsky Law, says the EPP Group´s... ]]> 1/30/2019 3:12:00 PM 0b1c418e-c458-4778-8374-5722f5fee3b0/"I don´t want to shout, but I cannot remain silent",says the widow of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, speaking at the European Parliament https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/-i-don-t-want-to-shout--but-i-cannot-remain-silent--says-the-widow-of-slain-gdansk-mayor-pawel-adamo/s/0b1c418e-c458-4778-8374-5722f5fee3b0 "I don´t want to shout, but I cannot remain silent",says the widow of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, speaking at the European Parliament The widow of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, speaking at the European Parliament, says everyone must take responsibility for hate speech blamed on the assassination. Magdalena Adamowicz says... ]]> 1/30/2019 12:54:00 PM 17026eb8-e9dd-4ebc-b387-62cb4ab9d17a/Ensuring visa free travel for UK and EU citizens post Brexit https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/ensuring-visa-free-travel-for-uk-and-eu-citizens-post-brexit/s/17026eb8-e9dd-4ebc-b387-62cb4ab9d17a Ensuring visa free travel for UK and EU citizens post Brexit In a vote on 29 January, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee has approved a European Commission proposal designed to ensure visa free travel for EU and UK citizens after Brexit,... ]]> 1/29/2019 4:36:00 PM 9aaa33ea-62c0-44ad-83a4-8a578e5479fb/Polish Ombudsman on the state of democracy and the media in Poland https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/polish-ombudsman-on-the-state-of-democracy-and-the-media-in-poland/s/9aaa33ea-62c0-44ad-83a4-8a578e5479fb Polish Ombudsman on the state of democracy and the media in Poland Poland has been under the EU spotlight for several years now, with the European Commission having issued recommendations about the rule of law in the country. Dr Adam Bodnar, the Polish Ombudsman,... ]]> 1/23/2019 4:05:00 PM 7a33d9d1-8839-40d5-bb66-833951db6417/Serbia-Kosovo tensions: EU hopefuls must reconcile https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/serbia-kosovo-tensions--eu-hopefuls-must-reconcile/s/7a33d9d1-8839-40d5-bb66-833951db6417 Serbia-Kosovo tensions: EU hopefuls must reconcile At a European Parliament hearing, EU and NATO officials press Kosovo and Serbia - both seeking EU membership - to settle their differences and ease tensions. The EPP Group´s Eduard Kukan, head of... ]]> 1/23/2019 3:01:00 PM 915e4795-5f3e-4734-ae21-77978eb88627/New EU rules on single use plastics to help reduce pollution https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/new-eu-rules-on-single-use-plastics-to-help-reduce-pollution/s/915e4795-5f3e-4734-ae21-77978eb88627 New EU rules on single use plastics to help reduce pollution The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved new EU rules designed to cut pollution. The new EU rules proposed by the European Commision - including a complete ban on some products... ]]> 1/22/2019 4:11:00 PM 6f9fb943-304d-4bf7-9643-42557598ac47/Euro at 20, InvestEU, Brexit, Crop protection https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/euro-at-20--investeu--brexit--crop-protection/s/6f9fb943-304d-4bf7-9643-42557598ac47 Euro at 20, InvestEU, Brexit, Crop protection At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament celebrated the Euro’s 20th birthday and approved the new InvestEU plan to follow the Juncker Plan by boosting investment by €700 billion from... ]]> 1/17/2019 12:06:00 PM ac54fa46-9f3c-4c96-a15c-baec51269b00/Self-driving vehicles: EU should step on the gas https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/self-driving-vehicles--eu-should-step-on-the-gas/s/ac54fa46-9f3c-4c96-a15c-baec51269b00 Self-driving vehicles: EU should step on the gas A new Report by the European Parliament calls for stepped-up efforts to support, develop and regulate self-driving vehicles. The Report, authored by the EPP Group’s Wim van de Camp, calls for more... ]]> 1/16/2019 3:17:00 PM 6f53aa27-96bf-480d-8e6e-de3ded6fb805/Anti-terror, Sakharov Prize, Brexit, Cyprus, Japan trade https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/anti-terror--sakharov-prize--brexit--cyprus--japan-trade/s/6f53aa27-96bf-480d-8e6e-de3ded6fb805 Anti-terror, Sakharov Prize, Brexit, Cyprus, Japan trade At the latest European Parliament plenary session, which took place the same week as a terrorist attack on the Strasbourg Christmas market, MEPs approved a Special Committee report on terrorism,... ]]> 12/13/2018 2:41:00 PM 84601981-ea10-4a21-9aed-60f706efd0d5/More transparency, less politics in pesticide approval process https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/more-transparency--less-politics-in-pesticide-approval-process/s/84601981-ea10-4a21-9aed-60f706efd0d5 More transparency, less politics in pesticide approval process Members of the European Parliament have backed the draft Report of a Special Committee examining the EU’s pesticide approval process. The Report calls for more public transparency following the... ]]> 12/6/2018 3:48:00 PM 8292b320-48fd-4b83-bbfb-0768230f20ca/Balkans’ progress to join EU, but long reform road ahead https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/balkans--progress-to-join-eu--but-long-reform-road-ahead/s/8292b320-48fd-4b83-bbfb-0768230f20ca Balkans’ progress to join EU, but long reform road ahead The European Parliament has approved the latest EU reports on the Western Balkans’ progress towards EU membership, but many reforms remain outstanding. Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David... ]]> 11/29/2018 1:43:00 PM 4ab9a13e-11b9-4af6-af8c-b962e6ca0b02/MPs and MEPs close ranks, look to elections https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/mps-and-meps-close-ranks--look-to-elections/s/4ab9a13e-11b9-4af6-af8c-b962e6ca0b02 MPs and MEPs close ranks, look to elections EPP Group MEPs and national MPs discussed the future of Europe and their efforts ahead of the upcoming European elections. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber, the Group’s candidate to head the next... ]]> 11/27/2018 4:40:00 PM c76001b0-7eb7-4750-87fa-c68a61bc8aba/Boosting research and innovation in Europe beyond 2020 https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/boosting-research-and-innovation-in-europe-beyond-2020/s/c76001b0-7eb7-4750-87fa-c68a61bc8aba Boosting research and innovation in Europe beyond 2020 The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved two reports on Horizon Europe, a major EU research and innovation programme. Horizon Europe is about ensuring that... ]]> 11/21/2018 2:55:00 PM a9d2b09e-2403-415f-a427-6f217400898a/Future of Europe, EU Budget, Energy, Telecom Reform https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/future-of-europe--eu-budget--energy--telecom-reform/s/a9d2b09e-2403-415f-a427-6f217400898a Future of Europe, EU Budget, Energy, Telecom Reform The European Parliament’s latest plenary session included a debate on the future of Europe with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. MEPs backed increasing the EU 2021-27 budget to include more money... ]]> 11/15/2018 3:06:00 PM 777f6b59-3a70-4a05-81aa-acd2c078161a/The EPP kicks-off its EU election campaign with a strong top candidate https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/the-epp-kicks-off-its-eu-election-campaign-with-a-strong-top-candidate/s/777f6b59-3a70-4a05-81aa-acd2c078161a The EPP kicks-off its EU election campaign with a strong top candidate More than two thousand representatives from forty-one European countries representing forty-nine political parties gathered in Helsinki and have chosen Manfred Weber to be the Party’s top... ]]> 11/8/2018 1:42:00 PM 49d16da4-5b2a-4869-9c5e-70c03e15bdda/EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-highlights-the-eu-s-long-term-need-for-young-farmers/s/49d16da4-5b2a-4869-9c5e-70c03e15bdda EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers The EPP Group held its fifth European Congress of Young Farmers in the European Parliament in Brussels. The number of young people taking up farming is relatively low and there is growing concern... ]]> 10/18/2018 3:39:00 PM e9e2da94-28cd-48a1-a6cb-8a20f7be9066/Improving EU citizens’ access to cross-border healthcare https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/improving-eu-citizens--access-to-cross-border-healthcare/s/e9e2da94-28cd-48a1-a6cb-8a20f7be9066 Improving EU citizens’ access to cross-border healthcare Quality of care and patient safety under the EU’s Cross-Border Healthcare Directive were at the heart of this EPP Group hearing with health professionals in the European Parliament. This piece of... ]]> 10/17/2018 4:04:00 PM 3df471dd-0340-4da1-83d4-90b4ea604e83/Tighter EU rules on single-use plastics https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/tighter-eu-rules-on-single-use-plastics/s/3df471dd-0340-4da1-83d4-90b4ea604e83 Tighter EU rules on single-use plastics The European Parliament´s Environment Committee has approved legislation aimed at reducing waste from single-use plastic products polluting oceans and clogging landfills. The legislation,... ]]> 10/11/2018 8:30:00 AM d5751e4e-e91d-4147-a347-cb8ededc74a3/MEPs seek to boost railway passengers’ rights https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/meps-seek-to-boost-railway-passengers--rights/s/d5751e4e-e91d-4147-a347-cb8ededc74a3 MEPs seek to boost railway passengers’ rights The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved a Parliament Report on European Commission proposals to boost the rights of railway passengers across the European Union. The new EU... ]]> 10/10/2018 10:15:00 AM 33992f35-645d-4e80-96e8-367a5a285c52/New 5th freedom in EU Single Market: data flow https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/new-5th-freedom-in-eu-single-market--data-flow/s/33992f35-645d-4e80-96e8-367a5a285c52 New 5th freedom in EU Single Market: data flow New legislation approved by the European Parliament allows the free movement of data, with safeguards, within the EU. It aims to stir greater competition in cloud computing and services, giving... ]]> 10/9/2018 1:11:00 PM 49d05fb2-694b-4ca3-9742-f49b1a78d949/Brexit, audio-visual, fighting crime and corruption https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/brexit--audio-visual--fighting-crime-and-corruption/s/49d05fb2-694b-4ca3-9742-f49b1a78d949 Brexit, audio-visual, fighting crime and corruption At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated Brexit talks with EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber criticising UK plans to limit freedom of movement. Parliament approved legislation... ]]> 10/4/2018 9:53:00 AM 9d80d519-c239-4b0b-9cfc-3f924d3b70a8/Boosting economic and social cohesion in the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/boosting-economic-and-social-cohesion-in-the-eu/s/9d80d519-c239-4b0b-9cfc-3f924d3b70a8 Boosting economic and social cohesion in the EU The European Union aims to reduce economic and social disparities between different regions across the EU through its cohesion policy. From 2014 to 2020, nearly one third of the EU’s budget was... ]]> 9/26/2018 4:09:00 PM 6783e2e2-0409-4970-8e5d-4d00e16aaa16/Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, EU Future https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/copyright-law--defending-consumers--state-of-the-union--eu-future/s/6783e2e2-0409-4970-8e5d-4d00e16aaa16 Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, EU Future The European Parliament has approved legislation to help content creators earn their fair share through a stronger EU copyright law, and to stop companies from selling different quality goods... ]]> 9/13/2018 11:25:00 AM 0734003f-3bd3-414a-8f5a-cdccfff9fbc5/Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/ensuring-that-consumers-have-the-same-quality-of-product-across-the-eu/s/0734003f-3bd3-414a-8f5a-cdccfff9fbc5 Ensuring that consumers have the same quality of product across the EU Last year it emerged that there were differences in the quality of food and non-food products being sold in different EU countries - between, for example, Bulgaria and Germany. The European... ]]> 7/12/2018 10:37:00 AM 2ec3922b-c0a7-4a8c-804f-b7e739de626e/Common defence, traveller database, Bulgarian Presidency, mobility package https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/common-defence--traveller-database--bulgarian-presidency--mobility-package/s/2ec3922b-c0a7-4a8c-804f-b7e739de626e Common defence, traveller database, Bulgarian Presidency, mobility package At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament approved spending to strengthen Europe’s defence industry and in turn EU military capacity. It gave the green light for an EU database to... ]]> 7/5/2018 11:17:00 AM 2efd2ccd-7252-45c0-9a29-e77e6d388215/Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/crop-protection-that-s-good-for-consumers-and-farmers/s/2efd2ccd-7252-45c0-9a29-e77e6d388215 Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers A special European Parliament committee heard from regulators, farmers and experts to determine what reforms are needed to tackle how pesticides are approved in the EU. The panel's EPP Group... ]]> 6/28/2018 4:34:00 PM 03c27930-00f4-4d0a-82d0-fd64be58fdc2/Empowering Europeans’ petition drives https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/empowering-europeans--petition-drives/s/03c27930-00f4-4d0a-82d0-fd64be58fdc2 Empowering Europeans’ petition drives In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens’ Initiative. The author - EPP Group MEP György... ]]> 6/21/2018 10:05:00 AM 11167855-db51-449a-abb2-64b11da9c02f/MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/meps-in-legal-affairs-committee-back-new-copyright-legislation/s/11167855-db51-449a-abb2-64b11da9c02f MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital world. The Parliament’s Rapporteur on this... ]]> 6/20/2018 3:30:00 PM c1bd7b2b-b86a-480d-85e9-5a325de4582f/EU trade relations, Tackling migration, Civil aviation safety https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-trade-relations--tackling-migration--civil-aviation-safety/s/c1bd7b2b-b86a-480d-85e9-5a325de4582f EU trade relations, Tackling migration, Civil aviation safety During the latest plenary session, MEPs debated EU trade relations, how to tackle migration and new civil aviation safety rules. The EPP Group called on EU governments to respond to the US move to... ]]> 6/14/2018 10:27:00 AM 8b75e577-e525-4784-881c-c955f030ef13/DiscoverEU: Free interrail passes for young Europeans https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/discovereu--free-interrail-passes-for-young-europeans/s/8b75e577-e525-4784-881c-c955f030ef13 DiscoverEU: Free interrail passes for young Europeans Young Europeans who have reached the age of 18 by 1 July can apply for a free Interrail pass to travel across Europe this summer. They will need to travel in at least one and up to four country... ]]> 6/12/2018 2:58:00 PM 0632c9a3-e382-4d82-b288-3edc37f1e84d/EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-future--terror-financing--journalist-murders--facebook-scandal/s/0632c9a3-e382-4d82-b288-3edc37f1e84d EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal The European Parliament debated the French President’s future-minded EU reform ideas with the EPP Group calling for greater security for Europeans. Parliament approved legislation to intensify... ]]> 4/19/2018 11:09:00 AM d8b6693b-06da-4b6a-a3c0-9afb80e889bb/Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/post-brexit-cap--defending-farmers-and-consumers/s/d8b6693b-06da-4b6a-a3c0-9afb80e889bb Post-Brexit CAP: defending farmers and consumers The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy should maintain the same budget after Brexit, says the EPP Group’s author of a European Parliament Report on the CAP’s budget from 2021. Herbert Dorfmann says... ]]> 4/16/2018 8:59:00 AM ba53ff61-cdbb-417b-a35f-53085ec8d8ef/Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/beware-of-russian-trojan-horses-in-the-eu/s/ba53ff61-cdbb-417b-a35f-53085ec8d8ef Beware of Russian Trojan Horses in the EU At an event in the European Parliament, MEPs and analysts urged the EU to remain vigilant against Russian meddling in Europe’s affairs following Putin’s re-election and the poisoning of a former... ]]> 4/11/2018 10:41:00 AM e5f4df1b-11cd-4b01-8d14-8f45f9d7caa9/Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/protecting-the-rights-of-victims-of-terrorism-in-the-eu/s/e5f4df1b-11cd-4b01-8d14-8f45f9d7caa9 Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Terrorism held a public hearing on the rights of victims of terrorism. In 2016 and 2017, terrorism claimed the lives of 203 people in the European... ]]> 3/22/2018 12:48:00 PM a0034584-f0c0-4a99-804f-5a51fae6d39b/Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/enabling-people-from-the-middle-east-and-africa-to-gain-skills-to-help-rebuild-their-countries/s/a0034584-f0c0-4a99-804f-5a51fae6d39b Enabling people from the Middle East and Africa to gain skills to help rebuild their countries Hungary’s government has given young Christians from Middle Eastern and African countries who lack access to high quality education the opportunity to go on a study programme in Hungary. The core... ]]> 3/21/2018 11:33:00 AM 00ac2e18-7ca2-468f-8827-4479b9f8a9ca/EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-meps-debate-the-pan-european-personal-pension-product--pepp-/s/00ac2e18-7ca2-468f-8827-4479b9f8a9ca EPP Group MEPs debate the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Europe’s population is ageing with people living longer and having fewer children. With less money coming into the state pension pot and greater demands on that same pot of money, there may well... ]]> 1/31/2018 5:33:00 PM 1637a2f9-f584-404e-95bb-c787454ecef1/Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/revamped-europass-to-help-europeans-train-and-work-across-the-eu/s/1637a2f9-f584-404e-95bb-c787454ecef1 Revamped Europass to help Europeans train and work across the EU The European Parliament’s Education and Employment Committee has approved an agreement to revamp the Europass, a kind of online European Union CV, to help Europeans find jobs and get training in... ]]> 1/23/2018 4:11:00 PM 97fceaf7-4fd3-4d6b-8470-ab0cfa3b0e91/EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/epp-group-plenary-report--future-of-europe--bulgaria-s-eu-presidency--russian-disinformation--renewa/s/97fceaf7-4fd3-4d6b-8470-ab0cfa3b0e91 EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boïko Borissov, and the future of Europe with Ireland’s Prime... ]]> 1/18/2018 2:24:00 PM 4d52990b-896c-45cf-813d-7f78d48e6c0b/Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/brexit--sakharov-prize--eu-investment--kebab-ban-defeated/s/4d52990b-896c-45cf-813d-7f78d48e6c0b Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on citizens’ rights and Irish border arrangements.... ]]> 12/14/2017 2:11:00 PM 5f4925dc-49a2-4dbf-adc4-ec4a27c517db/Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/kebab-ban-rejected--saving-jobs--businesses/s/5f4925dc-49a2-4dbf-adc4-ec4a27c517db Kebab ban rejected, saving jobs, businesses The European Parliament has rejected a bid to outlaw phosphates in frozen kebab meat, pending a study in 2018 by the European Food Safety Agency. The EPP Group’s Renate Sommer argued that banning... ]]> 12/13/2017 1:50:00 PM d66efe4e-519e-407c-814f-1e81352e375b/Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/common-eu-defence--economy--erasmus/s/d66efe4e-519e-407c-814f-1e81352e375b Common EU defence, economy, Erasmus The 26 th European summit between EPP Group MEPs and MPs lent its support to the PESCO common defence initiative. They also discussed Brexit, improving Europe’s economy, and a reinforced Erasmus... ]]> 12/6/2017 10:45:00 AM 8e85727e-9f05-4299-bc02-3b4768f5157d/Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/ending-geoblocking-to-boost-digital-single-market/s/8e85727e-9f05-4299-bc02-3b4768f5157d Ending geoblocking to boost digital single market The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has approved a Parliament/European Council/Commission agreement on legislation to ban geoblocking on digitally sold goods and services within... ]]> 12/5/2017 1:18:00 PM 88f7792c-99a8-4e26-ab5a-ff356078a15d/EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform https://www.thenewsmarket.com/global/epp-tv/eu-budget--development-security--pro-taxpayer-financial-reform/s/88f7792c-99a8-4e26-ab5a-ff356078a15d EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform At the latest European Parliament plenary, MEPs approved the budget for 2018 that maintains funding for innovation, jobs, youth and Interrail for 18-year-olds. They green-lighted a €100m plan to... ]]> 11/30/2017 4:36:00 PM 9394e042-221e-4bc0-b8f0-1778bbddcbbb/Improving Contract Law for Digital Content and Copyright Law for Broadcasts in the EU https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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