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EU sets climate example, balancing jobs and emissions cuts

  3 months ago     100 Views     Comments Off on 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. The EPP Group has successfully promoted that balance in legislation on the Emissions Trading Scheme and setting benchmarks that take into consideration a Member State’s capability to invest.

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EU Investment and Europass empowering job creation

  4 months ago     97 Views     Comments Off on 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 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

  6 months ago     92 Views     Comments Off on 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 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

  7 months ago     113 Views     Comments Off on European Parliament celebrates and debates the Euro’s 20th birthday  

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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Schengen Information System reforms, preventing the misuse of personal data, Brexit

  9 months ago     138 Views     Comments Off on Schengen Information System reforms, preventing the misuse of personal data, Brexit  

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, the European Parliament voted for more information sharing to boost the protection of the EU’s borders, tackle illegal migration and prevent crime and terrorism. In a resolution, MEPs urged Facebook and other social media to ensure that EU citizens’ data is protected and not misused for political purposes. And MEPs debated the latest on Brexit following a summit of EU leaders on 17 and 18 October.

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Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, EU Future

  11 months ago     149 Views     Comments Off on 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 under the same brand in different parts of Europe. Parliament also debated Europe’s State of the Union presented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and the future of Europe by Greek Prime Minister Aléxis Tsípras.

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Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca

  1 year ago     230 Views     Comments Off on Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca  

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

  1 year ago     309 Views     Comments Off on 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 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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