We are proud to present a look at the intrigue behind the signing of the European Union’s founding document, the Treaty of Rome, signed 60 years ago on 25 March 1957. This short documentary takes you inside the Palace of the Conservators in Rome, where the signing took place. We spoke to journalist David Willey, who witnessed it. In archive footage, former French negotiator Jean-François...
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Alain Lamassoure: “My first contact with Europe took place when I was at school: in 1958, when I was 14, I received the 111th prize of the European Schools Day competition organised by the Council of Europe. The topic was: Can France and Germany reconcile one day? My conclusion was an optimistic one. Today, the outcome has gone well beyond my highest hopes: we have succeeded in establishing in...
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The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee approved a deal with the Council on a regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market. Consumers will be guaranteed access to their domestic subscription for online music, film or sport broadcast services when travelling to another Member State on a temporary basis. Angelika Niebler explains the...
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60 years ago, the Treaties of Rome that laid the foundations for the Europe we know today were signed. We have had the longest period of peace in the history of Europe. Also, we have managed to build a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely. Time seems to go by more quickly in an era of great changes. We are glad to share with you the memories of our Members...
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60 years ago, the Treaties of Rome that laid the foundations for the Europe we know today were signed.
We have had the longest period of peace in the history of Europe. Also, we have managed to build a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely. Time seems to go by more quickly in an era of great changes.
We are glad to share with you the memories of our Members...
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Why would anyone say the EU is obsolete? We are the world’s largest economy. We are the number one actor against climate change. Also, the EU is the largest aid donor. Let’s be proud of our common achievements! #EU60
“New regulations for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds adopted in the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee today will benefit small, innovative and growing businesses”, says Sirpa Pietikäinen. The EU is lagging far behind the USA where investments in venture capital market are five times bigger. Current regulations that came into force in 2013 haven’t...
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New sources of funding for innovative businesses

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One minute of silence. Members and staff of the European Parliament gathered to commemorate the victims of the 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels. #BrusselsAttacks #NeverAgain
"Today, we pray for the victims and their families, who suffered in the tragic Brussels terror attacks,” Manfred Weber.
One year ago today, Brussels was torn in panic and helplessness. Today, we pray for the victims and their families, who suffered in the tragic Brussels terror attacks. #BrusselsAttacks #NeverAgain
Thorsten Frei, Member of the Committee for European Affairs in the Bundestag, believes that populism is a general phenomenon in the Member States. Populism is a reaction of the people to globalisation, digitalisation and automatisation that has radically changed their lives. For him, Europe is the solution to all of these challenges. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Being different is normal! Today, our Member Miroslav Mikolášik organised the event at the European Parliament to empower the #MyVoiceMyCommunity campaign and encouraged people with Down syndrome to say what matters to them and how to help improve their lives. #wdsd17
The populism that we are experiencing is an expression of people forgetting the lessons of the 20th century, underlines John Bruton, former Irish Taoiseach and former Ambassador of the EU to the United States. Watch his remarks on #Brexit. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Esther de Lange says that populists understand people's anger but they don’t come up with concrete solutions. New politics is not about being right or left but about being constructive rather than destructive. Watch her remarks on #Brexit during a meeting of the network of national parliamentarians in charge of European Affairs and Members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. Full...
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Today, our Chairman Manfred Weber is taking part in the #lotsofsocks movement. Don’t normally wear colourful socks? Do it today and make your voice heard so that people with Down syndrome are included, on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. We are calling for your support to empower the #MyVoiceMyCommunity campaign and encourage people with Down syndrome to say what...
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Here is another fact: every fourth Erasmus student has also found love in their semester abroad, whereas in general only every eighth partnership is bi-national. A real open-minded "Erasmus generation" has been born with, as a result, more than one million Erasmus babies.

Happy Birthday, Erasmus: a European success project turns 30

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“Yes, we support Big Data! We support the business models based on big data and we support its use in healthcare and also its use to catch terrorist and criminals”, writes Axel Voss.

Embracing Big Data - laying down the legal framework for a growing industry

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“Digital services are developing fast, and in order to create the most favourable conditions for them to flourish, and for Europe to be able to keep pace with South Korea, the United States and Japan, spectrum coordination and harmonisation is simply necessary”, writes Gunnar Hökmark.

5G will transform our societies

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“Thanks to the European Parliament’s decision, the 700 MHz band will provide the base for making 5G available throughout the Union”, writes Gunnar Hökmark.

5G will transform our societies

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