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12.3.2013.
The European parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday approved the so-called Two Pack measures aimed at strengthening the Stability and Growth Pact that imposes rules on national governments´ spending to avoid another financial crisis. EPP Group MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès, a rapporteur, says the measures will also serve as an early warning system to prevent future crises from excessive deficits.

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EU electricity market: more competition to the benefit of consumers
21.2.2018.

EU electricity market: more competition to the benefit of consumers

Krišjānis Kariņš, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur of the Internal Market for Electricity Report voted today in the Industry Committee, says that removing market barriers and moving  towards open competition means more choice for the consumer. He insists  that the aim of...
Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca
9.2.2018.

Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca

The European Parliament has voted for tougher sanctions against the Venezuelan regime as it prepares for early presidential elections seen as a sham. President Nicolás Maduro is running for re-election, after his bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition. The suffering of the people...
Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights
26.10.2017.

Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights

The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament has decided to award this year’s Sakharov Prize to the Democratic Opposition of Venezuela and the political prisoners held in detention in the country. José Ignacio Salafranca, the EPP Group’s Spokesman on human rights who...
EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic on new pro-European German government
26.9.2017.

EPP Group’s Manfred Weber optimistic on new pro-European German government

After the latest German elections, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to form a multi-party coalition that will support a strong European Union.
In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals
26.9.2017.

In new Brexit talks, UK must clarify its goals

In the latest round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week, the EPP Group says the UK must make concrete proposals. Group Chairman Manfred Weber says while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent speech in Florence was well received, it still lacked substance and details on what her government...
No more roaming charges as of June 2017
14.6.2017.

No more roaming charges as of June 2017

As of 15 June, people will no longer pay roaming charges to use their mobile phones abroad in the EU. It follows lengthy debates kick-started by the EPP Group some ten years ago. The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on this issue, Pilar del Castillo from the EPP Group, hailed the European...
Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights
29.3.2017.

Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights

“Today, it’s a sad day for Europe, an historic mistake”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He hopes that the British Government and the EU Institutions will carefully take into consideration the position of the European Parliament, whose vote is critical for a successful...
Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” to elections in Europe
16.3.2017.

Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” to elections in Europe

One of the founding members of the European Union, the Netherlands, has rejected a bid for power by far-right populists. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says it’s a “perfect start” to an election year in Europe, showing that voters want a constructive approach in Europe and to...
EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber
9.3.2017.

EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber

As EU leaders meet for the first time in the European Council's new Europa building, they will draft a declaration on the future of Europe.  Marking the 60th anniversary of the founding Treaty of Rome, they should give a strong direction for Europe to improve the daily lives of Europeans,...
Manfred Weber asks for an EP counter-terrorism committee of inquiry
23.1.2017.

Manfred Weber asks for an EP counter-terrorism committee of inquiry

The Chairman of the EPP Group explains why the European Union needs a European Parliament  committee of inquiry and what it can do for EU citizens.

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Ioannis Zografos
Managing producer EPP TV; Communications Strategy