Specific commitments for consumer protection needed from new commissioner
Commenting on a confirmation hearing for Commissioner-designate for consumer affairs, Neven Mimica, the EPP Group’s Andreas Schwab called for more-specific commitments from him to address consumer issues. Mr. Schwab expressed confidence that Mr. Mimica would provide those specifics.
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EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber appeals to the Belgian region of Wallonia as well as Europe’s Socialist leadership, to overcome opposition to the EU-Canada trade accord. Weber says Wallonia’s repeated rejection of the accord could prevent a large number of jobs being created for Europe...
The Chairman of the EPP Group Manfred Weber comments on the idea of offering every 18 year-old a free pass on the InterRail programme that could be the key to creating a positive perception of the EU among younger generations. Since its creation, InterRail Passes are synonymous with borderless...
The European Commission was smart to withdraw a plan on maintaining roaming charges under a ‘’fair use’’ clause, says EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber. The Group pushed for the withdrawal as a way to develop a single European market in telecoms.
The Chairman of the EPP Group comments on the result of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, focusing on the ratification of the Paris climate agreement between China and the USA and the perspectives of the World Trade agreements.
The European Parliament's approval on Wednesday of a joint EU Border and Coast Guard will help secure Europe's borders and manage migration in the wake of the migrant crisis, says EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber.
Brexit negotiations must begin immediately to avoid uncertainty for Europe: EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber
EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber presses for immediate negotiations for the UK to leave the EU. He made the statement after British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the task of invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, setting off the process of exiting the EU, to his successor after...
EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber comments on the outcome of the UK referendum, respecting the democratic decision of the British voters also means that the exit negotiations should be swiftly concluded, within the two-year deadline, as defined in the Lisbon Treaty. From our point of view,...
EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber hails the beginning of UEFA Euro 2016, wishing fans across Europe a great and peaceful tournament.
The EPP Group’s Andreas Schwab lends his support to new EU-proposed guidelines that would prevent heavy regulation or the banning of online services like Uber and AirBnB that make up a growing "sharing economy" part of Europe’s Digital Single Market. Avoid a "scattered...
An EU agreement to grant visas to Turkish nationals requires meeting strict guidelines, as part of an agreement to manage the migrant crisis. Without meeting those guidelines, there should be an emergency brake on those visas until the criteria are met, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber.