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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The migration crisis in Europe has grown to unprecedented proportions. Member States must take common action to deal with refugees. This implies a fairer distribution of asylum seekers and better protection of EU external borders. Monika Hohlmeier, MEP and the EPP Group Coordinator in the...
The migration crisis in the Mediterranean has grown to unprecedented proportions this summer. EU action to deal with the issue has become more urgent than ever. Manfred Weber, Chairman of the strongest political group in the European Parliament, says only a common EU response will provide a...
The Greeks' rejection of the EU bailout plan must be respected, but it is up to Greece's leftist government to make new proposals, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. The resignation of Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is a positive step, but the content must also change, Weber says....
Following a meeting between European Parliament leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said Greece risked disaster as a result of the ``Communist`´ government´s failure to reach a new bailout agreement with its creditors. Weber...
The extraordinary Eurozone summit on Greece resulted, for the first time in 5 months, in bringing the Eurozone members and Greece closer to a deal on the future of the debt-ridden country. Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP, is satisfied with the progress made but criticises the...
As the end of June deadline approaches on reaching a Greek debt agreement, the EPP Group's Chairman Manfred Weber says time is running out and that the ball is in the Greek government’s court. The EU wants to support the people of Greece, he says, and the government of Prime Minister...
The European Parliament´s International Trade Committee has voted in favour of proceeding with free trade talks with the United States. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, could boost both trade and job-creation on both sides of the Atlantic. It can also help to set...
3 May 2015 is UN World Press Freedom Day. According to the 2015 World Press Freedom Index, freedom of information deteriorated worldwide in 2014. We need to #FreethePress
The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea proves that the situation cannot continue as it is, says Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, who insisted on the urgent need for the European Commission and Member States to take action.
It has been 20 years since the Schengen Agreement entered into force allowing the free movement of persons and accelerating the flow of goods and services to create a stronger economy. Watch a documentary on the full story: epp.org/1FM1wg2