Press Release

EPP Group supports strengthening of EU-Mexico partnership

Brussels
, 19.07.2017 - 17:13
Mexico - EU flags

Members of the EPP Group Presidency are concluding their 3-day official visit to Mexico today.

“We have had fruitful and inspiring discussions with President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, members of his government, and with all our interlocutors”, said Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group.

“The EPP Group supports the successful conclusion of the updated association agreement with Mexico bringing the relationship up to modern standards for mutual benefits. The EU-Mexican trade partnership that is currently being negotiated goes way beyond trade. It is a trade agreement with a soul. EU-Mexico relations are also about upholding common values, democracy and human rights. This is the message that we conveyed during our talks. As partners, we can also learn from each other to set higher standards for human rights, press freedom, and the fight against impunity and corruption”, he added.

Note to Editors

The EPP Group Presidency delegation composed of EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber MEP, EPP Group Vice-Chairs Esteban González Pons, Sandra Kalniete, Esther de Lange and Tadeusz Zwiefka MEPs was received by HE Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico. They also met with the Presidency of the Mexican Senate, with Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso, Attorney General Raul Cervantes, with Enrique Ochoa Reza, leader of the ruling party (PRI), and with the EPP sister party President Ricardo Anaya Cortés, President of the National Action Party (PAN). They also had talks with representatives of civil society and the private sector and participated in a number of public events.

The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 216 Members from 27 Member States

MEP Contacts

-
Manfred WEBER
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845890 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849890
Email: manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu

Press Contacts

Marion Jeanne
Chairman's Press Adviser
Phone: +32 479 840 293

Latest

Apple Inc.
21.06.2018 - 14:25

EPP Group wants black list of uncooperative companies

Offshore legal services provider Appleby and Baker McKenzie refuses to appear in Tax Evasion Committee "The lack of cooperation by certain...
Empowering Europeans’ petition drives
21.06.2018 - 10:45

Empowering Europeans’ petition drives

In a bid to help citizens petition the EU for legislation, a European Parliament committee has approved a plan to overhaul the European Citizens...
MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation
20.06.2018 - 16:15

MEPs in Legal Affairs Committee back new copyright legislation

In a vote in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, MEPs have backed new EU copyright rules that are better adapted to the digital...
Cow eating grass
20.06.2018 - 16:02

Reducing risks of antibiotic resistance for humans

"This is a big step for public health. We will reduce the consumption of antibiotics in farm animals, which are an important source of...

Highlights of the week

18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018
photo of application icons

Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On Wednesday 20 June, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee will vote on the long-awaited Copyright Directive. The EPP Group seeks a balance between...
Anaconda, polish helicopters

€500 million towards stronger EU defence

An increase in cooperation in the defence industry and strengthening the competitiveness of the EU defence industry are core priorities. On Tuesday,...
Cow

Veterinary medicinal products

On Wednesday, the Environment Committee will confirm the agreement on veterinary medicinal products reached between the European Parliament,...
Brian Hayes MEP