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Manfred Weber
Manfred Weber

Chairman of the EPP Group

Manfred Weber was born in 1972 in Niederhatzkofen (Bavaria) as the second eldest of three brothers. He has been married since 2002. After leaving secondary school in 1990, he did his military service in Neuburg/Donau. He graduated in physical engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences in 1996.

Latest News

Press Release
Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:24

Even Uncle Google has to play fair

The EPP Group has welcomed the realignment of the proceedings against Google by the European Commission. “Google has a very dominant position on the market. We fully support the European...
Press Release
Felipe VI of Spain
Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:02

Manfred Weber congratulates Spain’s King on economic reforms

EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber today congratulated the Spanish King, Felipe VI, on the success of the economic reforms achieved by Spain in dealing with the economic crisis. The King met...
Press Release
Germanwings A320
Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:24

Germanwings: Always having two people in cockpit makes sense

Reacting to recent revelations on the Germanwings plane crash, Manfred Weber, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, said: "This plane crash is an inconceivable tragedy. We...
Press Release
EU and Greek flags
Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:50

Greece: Mr Tsipras, let's now turn words into actions

"The Greek Government must now turn words into actions", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, on Friday following discussions on Greece at the...


Chairman's Speeches

11.02.2015 - 17:15

Preparation of the informal meeting of Heads of State or Government (12 February 2015)

Dear President, dear Council representatives, dear Vice-President of the Commission, dear colleagues! In this week ahead of the consultations for the European Council we feel that the challenges are big challenges. I...
13.01.2015 - 15:30

Conclusions of the European Council meeting (18 December 2014)

Dear Presidents, dear President of the Council, dear Commission President, dear colleagues! First, on behalf of the EPP Group, I would like to cordially welcome the new President of the European Council and offer him...
02.07.2014 - 09:45

Chairman's first plenary speech (2 July 2014)

President, dear Presidents, dear colleagues! Because this is my first speech in my new function as Group Chairman, please allow me a general form of address and to ask colleagues who have been elected or re-elected, how...


Plenary round up: economic reforms in France and Greece - Russia-Ukraine -Venezuela
The EPP Group is pressing the French government to implement tough spending and structural reforms which other EU members must follow, such as Greece...
Fight against terrorism: EPP Group presents its roadmap in Toledo
Europe is shocked by the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. These were direct attacks against our values, our fundamental...
New measures to fight terrorism while protecting civil liberties, EPP Group says
In the wake of the Paris attacks, the EPP Group proposes measures to coordinate EU anti-terror efforts and preserve the Schengen Area while ensuring...



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