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Chairman of the EPP Group

"We must work closely together in the Europe of today to preserve our chances in the world of tomorrow. This union is our life insurance policy in an increasingly globalised world. In challenging times, I want to make sure that the EPP Group will remain the driving force in defending our European way of life."


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Press Release
10.02.2014 - 12:13

Swiss Referendum: freedom of movement not negotiable

Commenting on the result of the Swiss referendum on the restriction of free movement, EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul MEP and Vice-Chairman Manfred Weber MEP said: "The free movement of citizens...
Press Release
28.11.2013 - 17:15

The right to a fair trial

The EPP Group welcomes the European Commission package of proposals to further strengthen procedural safeguards for citizens in criminal proceedings. The aim of these proposals is to guarantee fair...
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Press Release
27.11.2013 - 13:13

EU-US Data Protection: Safe Harbour Agreement needs updating

"The US has to deliver. Closer collaboration is only possible if the US authorities are able to provide high data protection standards to EU citizens. Mutual trust has to be rebuilt", said...



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08.03.2018 - 15:55

Brexit: EP proposes close relationship in form of an Association Agreement

MEPs will next week in Strasbourg set out their views on the post-Brexit framework for the future EU-UK relationship. The draft resolution agreed by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents on Wednesday 8 March makes it clear that the...
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09.02.2018 - 12:19

In the 2019 European Elections, let's talk about candidates and programmes, not procedures!

The European Parliament will be ready to reject any candidate in the investiture procedure of the President of the Commission who was not appointed as a ‘Spitzenkandidat’ of a European political party in the run-up to the European...
16.01.2018 - 10:30

2018: It is now or never

It's now or never. The formula seems worn out it has been heard so much, but it is nevertheless my deep conviction: the future of the European Union will be played out this year. In March 2018, the electoral sequence which started in May 2017...


Chairman's Speeches

13.09.2017 - 11:30

State of the Union

Europe needs courage, Europe needs optimism, Europe needs creativity! This is precisely what we heard from Jean-Claude Juncker today. Thank you and thanks to the whole European Commission for this strong start! Trust...
14.06.2017 - 09:15

Preparation of the European Council of 22 and 23 June 2017

Mr President, I want to start with a topic which is not officially on the agenda next week, but which will surely overshadow the whole debate – namely, the general election in the UK. Let me start with a frank...
05.04.2017 - 09:00

Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union

Mr President, dear colleagues, last week we officially received the letter. It took nine months to write a letter of six pages, but finally, we received the letter. Today is the day at the European Parliament, and today...
30.03.2017 - 12:30

Speech at the EPP Congress in Malta

Dear Party President Daul, dear Joseph, Dear friends, The EPP Group is the driving force of the European Parliament. We are united and we are successful. I give you an example: Despite the Socialists breaking...
15.02.2017 - 09:45

EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA - EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement

Dear President, dear Commissioner, dear colleagues! Already in the first few minutes, we can feel what is at stake today. It is about the discussion between feelings, stirring up fears, and facts. Later, we will listen...



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