News

The EPP Group puts forward a strong team for Europe

18.01.2017 - 20:14
EPP Group Bureau

After the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, the first Italian to hold the office since the foundation of the EU, the EPP Group's candidates for Vice-Presidents were also elected, with Mairead McGuinness topping the poll as First Vice-President. Completing the list of Vice-Presidents are Ildiko Gáll-Pelcz, Ramon Luis Valcárcel and Rainer Wieland.

Their election in the first round of voting was a tremendous result, building on Tajani's success the day earlier.

During the election for Quaestors, the EPP Group's Andrey Kovatchev and Elisabeth Morin-Chartier renewed their mandates after a big vote of confidence from their peers.

Cooperating with other pro-European forces

The EPP Group is pushing for an approach that is based on partnership - we remain true to that principle and will continue to deliver. The cooperation with ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) and ECR (European Conservatives and Reformists) in the election of Antonio Tajani has signalled a new direction for this House, one that is based on partnership, inclusion and the strengthening of political groups and MEPs as elected representatives of European citizens.

The EPP Group is the stable anchor of the European Parliament and the force with whom partnerships can be built Manfred Weber

In the words of Manfred Weber: "Antonio Tajani's election shows that the EPP Group is the stable anchor of the European Parliament and the force with whom partnerships can be built. The EPP Group guarantees the stability of this House. We are the bridge-builders in the European Parliament and we will continue doing so to bring results for European citizens."

"We look forward to cooperating further with other pro-European forces in the European Parliament and to moving towards a Europe that delivers.”

MEPs Involved
current_meps - 2187.jpg
President of the European Parliament
current_meps - 28115.jpg
Vice-President of the European Parliament
current_meps - 2323.jpg
Vice-President of the European Parliament
current_meps - 125032.jpg
Vice-President of the European Parliament
current_meps - 102886.jpg
Vice-President of the European Parliament
current_meps - 97968.jpg
Quaestor
current_meps - 28229.jpg
Chairman of the EPP Group

Latest

Man a airport security checkpoint
26.07.2017 - 16:46

EU Court ruling confirms Canada PNR agreement

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has, in principle, approved the proposed EU agreement with Canada on the exchange of passenger name...
Mexico - EU flags
19.07.2017 - 17:13

EPP Group supports strengthening of EU-Mexico partnership

Members of the EPP Group Presidency are concluding their 3-day official visit to Mexico today. “We have had fruitful and inspiring...
Photo of EU-US map
17.07.2017 - 14:32

EPP Group Presidency on official visit to Mexico

This week, the EPP Group Presidency will be in Mexico on an official visit. From Monday to Thursday, a delegation composed of EPP Group Chair...
justice
13.07.2017 - 12:11

PiS government has crossed the red line of the rule of law

Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Esteban González Pons MEP, EPP Group Vice-Chairman in charge of...

Highlights of the week

10.07.2017 - 14.07.2017
Smart Borders

Smart Borders: better control of travellers

A new electronic Entry-Exit System to register all non-EU citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay will be voted on in the Committee on...
hands - handshake

Providing support for stability and peace in third countries

On Tuesday, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will give the green light to the use of EU funds to help the security forces in third countries...
EPP Group October I Plenary Briefing

Chairman's agenda

Saturday: CSU Party congress, Viechtach/Bavaria Sunday: Participation in a panel discussion, University of Passau/Bavaria Monday: Participation...