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Europe needs plan B if #COVID-19 vaccine is developed elsewhere

Europe needs plan B if #COVID-19 vaccine is developed elsewhere

| May 15, 2020

The EPP Group has called on the EU to prepare for the scenario that a COVID-19 vaccine is developed outside Europe by a country that does not want to share it. “In the fight against the Coronavirus, we need a vaccine and medicines as soon as possible. If a vaccine is first developed outside Europe, […]

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#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

| April 6, 2020

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for an EU data centre, a common data standard to collect data on infections, a “huge upgrade” of internet infrastructure and less bureaucracy for researchers. “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to create an EU data centre for emergency response. We urgently have to set […]

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€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

| March 25, 2020

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the first coronavirus measures during the extraordinary plenary session on 26 March, Siegfried Muresan MEP, the European People’s Party (EPP) vice president and EPP Group vice chairman responsible for EU Budget, proposed to mobilize additional €4.1 billion in the EU Budget. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented actions. The EPP […]

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Europe must set rules for global standards on #ArtificialIntelligence says #EPP

Europe must set rules for global standards on #ArtificialIntelligence says #EPP

| February 19, 2020

The EPP Group calls for “high ethical standards”, liability rules and transparency for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Furthermore, MEPs want to create a stimulating environment for European Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence. “Artificial Intelligence plays a crucial role for our economies and democracies. That is why we want Europe to be at […]

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#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

| October 15, 2019

A Resolution adopted on 14 October by the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee echoes and supports the outcome of the vote of 1365 amendments to the Council’s reading of the 2020 Budget. “Innovation, research and competitiveness are key priorities for next year’s EU Budget. We want more money for Horizon 2020, for research and innovation in […]

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Phil Hogan is right man to deal with #EUTradePolicy, says #EPP

Phil Hogan is right man to deal with #EUTradePolicy, says #EPP

| October 2, 2019

“Phil Hogan performed very well this evening. He is the right man, at the right place, at the right time and we are confident he will lead EU trade policy with a deft hand,” said Christophe Hansen MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. “In terms of trade, Europe […]

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EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

| February 15, 2019

“If the EU wants to maintain a favourable environment for investment, which is a source of growth, jobs and innovation, it must also protect key European assets against investments that would harm the interests of its Member States. This will now be possible!” said Franck Proust MEP following the adoption of his Report which plans […]

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