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EU Investment and Europass empowering job creation

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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 Europass system empowering Europeans to seek employment across the EU.

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EU-Singapore Trade Deal, Screening Investment, Cross-border payments, Future of Europe

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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 Seán Kelly, who authored Parliament’s Report on it, calls it another win-win for both sides. Antonio López-Istúriz says it will also promote more educational exchange. Parliament approved closer screening of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for political motivations or attempts to dominate a strategic industry like water, telecoms or the high-tech sector. Rapporteur Franck Proust of the EPP Group says it spells the end of European naivety on the issue.…

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European Parliament celebrates and debates the Euro’s 20th birthday

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Marking the Euro’s 20th anniversary, Members of the European Parliament noted how the single currency has been an anchor and shield for Europe’s economy. EPP Group MEPs also noted how the Euro has played a key role in creating Europe’s Single Market, the world’s largest.

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Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca

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The European Parliament has voted for tougher sanctions against the Venezuelan regime as it prepares for early presidential elections seen as a sham. President Nicolás Maduro is running for re-election, after his bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition. The suffering of the people must end, says the EPP Group’s José Ignacio Salafranca, who helped draft the Parliament Resolution.

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Boost innovation with updated laws, education and new funding

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Europe can close its innovation gap with other parts of the world by establishing better conditions for innovation. This means enacting flexible legislation and codes of conduct that give start-ups more freedom to create, says the EPP Group’s Michał Boni. The EU can also encourage innovation by supporting 5G Internet technology, financing for start-ups, and by supporting more education.

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Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters

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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 parliamentary debate, Group Chairman Manfred Weber said Catalonian independence would mean exiting the EU. Parliament approved a report calling for new measures on cybersecurity, and legislation establishing an EU Public Prosecutor with powers to track down fraudsters who steal hundreds of millions of Euros annually.

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Copyright rules fit for the digital age

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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 protecting the rights of content creators. Preventing illegal downloads and finding ways to ensure access to copyrighted material for educational and scientific purposes were among the issues at an EPP Group hearing on this complex issue. There are nearly 1,000 amendments put forward by MEPs that they are sifting through ahead of votes on the law in the European Parliament later this year.  

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The 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

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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 takes you inside the Palace of the Conservators in Rome where the signing took place and we speak to journalist David Willey, who witnessed it. In the archive video, former French negotiator Jean-François Deniau discusses the inside story of the complex talks and common interests that brought together the six founding members of what is now the European Union of 28 nations. Steven Blockmans of the…

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CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

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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 for stronger action to fight terrorism and radicalization. And Parliament debated what next steps to take in the worsening conflict in Ukraine.  

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