Bank crisis resolution paves the way to protection of taxpayers
The European parliament’s Economic and Monetary affairs committee is about to fully endorse Gunnar Hökmark's proposals for the so-called banking crisis resolution, which aims to provide some harmonisation of national laws and tools for preventing, quickly addressing, and resolving bank crises.
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EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber participated at the EPP Summit which was convened ahead of the EU Summit on the refugee crisis in order to adopt a common position. Before the meeting, Mr Weber commented on the need for progress with Turkey to find a common response to the migration flows.
EU-Turkey summit: Fight against smugglers and openness to legal migrants are key results, says EPP Group Chairman
The EU and Turkey held a summit on how to stem the flow of migrants and refugees into the Union. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said that stepping up the fight against smugglers and being open to legal migrants were key results of the summit.
International Women's Day on 8 March is all about focusing on women's place in society across the world. EPP Group MEP Constance Le Grip, who is on the European Parliament's Committee for Women's Rights and Gender Equality, said that access to education for all women and stopping...
EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber participated at the EPP Summit which was convened ahead of the EU Summit on the UK referendum and the refugee crisis in order to adopt a common position. At the end of the meeting, Weber commented on the prospects of an agreement on both subjects.
After British PM David Cameron meets with EP party group leaders, EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber confident of a deal to prevent UK exit from the EU. Commenting before an EU summit, Weber says Cameron looks for same reforms as EPP Group, including smarter regulation and more competitiveness. Weber...
European Council President Donald Tusk's proposals to reform the EU and prevent a Brexit are a good basis for negotiation, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He says the proposed safeguard mechanism in the case of large internal migrations would address UK concerns with an EU-wide, EU-...
The Dutch government needs to give strong support for a proposed EU border guard and other measures to stem the flow of migrants, says EPP Group Vice President Esther de Lange of the Netherlands, commenting on the government's priorities during its six-month EU presidency, debated in the...
The European Parliament has finally reached agreement on a data protection regulation that strikes a balance between ensuring the privacy of Europeans and encouraging the digital single market. Manfred Weber, the EPP Group's chairman, discusses the agreement with EPP TV.
The EPP Group is sending an observer mission to the Venezuelan elections which will take place next Sunday, invited by the United Democratic Roundtable (MUD). The EPP group wants to accompany the Venezuelan people with the hope that they can vote freely.
As the Paris climate talks get under way, the EU's leadership in cutting greenhouse gases sustainably should encourage other countries to sign up to a climate treaty. The EU can also encourage some Member States which are heavily dependent on fossil fuels to develop their economies sustainably...