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EPP Group Highlights (10-14 June 2019)
EPP Group to discuss its priorities for 2019-2024 in Spain.
EPP Group Highlights (3-7 June 2019)
EPP Group's first meeting after the European elections
CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE - European Parliament launches short film to get out the vote
With just one month until the European elections on 23-26 May, the European Parliament is launching a film - "Choose Your Future" - to encourage people to vote.
Committee on Petitions
Highlights of next committee meeting Thursday 11 April 2019, 9.00 – 12.30 Brussels, Room PHS 4Q001
MEPs agree on significant financial support increase for EU fisheries
EU fisheries’ budget must meet the needs of the sector Better promotion and sustainable development of aquaculture More focus on specific needs of small-scale coastal fishing and outermost regions
Mobility package: Parliament adopts position on overhaul of road transport rules
Clear rules on drivers’ pay and on rest times Three-day limit for cabotage operations Fewer but better controls and roadside checks
Ending the abuse of monopolies in the gas market
“Today, we are putting an end to the era of external monopolies in the EU gas market which, for years, has exposed consumers to paying much higher energy bills and has been used to turn off gas taps in the middle of winter. This is excellent news for our citizens, industry and our overall security in the EU”, said Jerzy Buzek MEP, EPP Group Spokesman, after the deal on common rules for the internal market in natural gas was adopted by the European Parliament.
Next week in Trade Committee
Highlights - Last meeting of the Trade Committee of the 8th Legislature
Committee on Petitions
Highlights of next committee meetingThursday 2 April 2019, 14.30 – 18.30Brussels, Room PHS 3C50
EP proposes tripling funding for Erasmus+ Programme
Today, the European Parliament adopted a Report on the Erasmus+ Programme authored by Milan Zver MEP. Erasmus+ is one of the most popular EU programmes as it reinforces the sense of European identity, increases employability and supports the personal and professional development of young and older Europeans.
Parliament seals ban on throwaway plastics by 2021
Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned by 2021 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029 More stringent application of the “polluter pays” principle
EPP Group warns against Britain becoming tax haven
More than 200 recommendations against financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
European consumers will be better protected when buying online anywhere in EU
New rules for the sales of goods and digital content in the EU
More competition and lower prices in electricity
“By opening up the EU internal electricity market, citizens and businesses alike should benefit from lower prices and a real choice of energy supplier. We will create a more competitive market with much stronger incentives for new technologies”, said Jerzy Buzek MEP after the adoption of four different pieces of legislation on the electricity market.
Copyright: journalists and creators get right to fair pay
Do you like being paid for your job? Do you enjoy rights to your property that prevent others from misusing it? Journalists and people working in the creative industry do too. And that is what the Copyright Directive, just adopted, is all about: using the same property rules offline and online.
Parliament makes EU electricity market cleaner and more consumer-friendly
Consumers will get smart meters, dynamic pricing and the option to switch provider more quickly State aid to fossil-fuelled power plants to be phased out New EU measures to prevent electricity blackouts