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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
Refugees on a boat
Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:50

Migration: only a common European response will solve crisis

"What do European citizens think when they see the images on TV, when they see the tragedies that are going on in the Mediterranean? The answer is clear: we need to have a European response...
Press Release
War is over in Europe
Fri, 08/05/2015 - 10:48

70th anniversary of WWII: never forget

“70 years ago, one of the darkest chapters of European and world history finally closed. From the ruins of our European countries, visionary Statesmen, European pioneers, built lasting peace...
Press Release
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)
Thu, 30/04/2015 - 13:48

Persecution of Christians in the world: enough is enough!

"We are satisfied that as a result of a long process of negotiations with the Left, the European Parliament has recognised that Christians do form a part of persecuted minorities", said...
Press Release
Time July 28, 2014 pag.24,25 Mare Nostrum operation, Navy Fremm Bergamini, for the first time in this kind of operation, rescue shipwrecked 2014-06-07 © Massimo Sestini
Wed, 29/04/2015 - 11:27

Migration: EPP Group calls for solidarity mechanism

"The deaths of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean are a tragedy that moves us all and an incentive to act", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European...


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: EU migration plans - Digital Single Market - Money-laundering legislation
The EPP Group pushed through new initiatives to combat human traffickers and help resettle 20,000 refugees, while beefing up border control budgets...
Immigration: New trends and pressing challenges
How should Europe react and respond to the complex and mixed nature of flows of people from third countries who are trying to reach its borders? This...
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...



Mercedes Alvargonzález
Head of Cabinet, Chairman's office
Lasse Böhm
Political Adviser to the Chairman
Marion Jeanne
Chairman's press adviser international press; French press relations for Group


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