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04.06.2013
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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EU-UK relations: positive steps but still some need for discussion
02.02.2016

EU-UK relations: positive steps but still some need for discussion

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-...
Migration needs Dutch EU presidency leadership - Ukraine referendum debate
20.01.2016

Migration needs Dutch EU presidency leadership - Ukraine referendum debate

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...
EU Data Protection agreement strikes the right balance, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber
16.12.2015

EU Data Protection agreement strikes the right balance, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber

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.
González Pons: Democracy has an opportunity next Sunday in Venezuela
03.12.2015

González Pons: Democracy has an opportunity next Sunday in Venezuela

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.
 Paris climate talks can show green development is win-win
01.12.2015

Paris climate talks can show green development is win-win

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...
EPP Group updates its policy to fight terrorism and urges socialists and liberals to vote for PNR
18.11.2015

EPP Group updates its policy to fight terrorism and urges socialists and liberals to vote for PNR

Following the Paris terrorists attacks, the EPP Group promptly condemned the barbarian acts and reacted immediately by updating its policy paper on terrorism, which was adopted last March by all of its Members. In a press point after today's Group meeting, EPP Chairman Manfred Weber, joined by...
A partnership with Africa is needed for a long-term solution to the migration crisis
12.11.2015

A partnership with Africa is needed for a long-term solution to the migration crisis

The EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber, comments on the discussions that are taking place at the Valletta Summit where EU and African leaders are meeting to find a solution to the migration crisis.
Europe needs to help refugees but also needs better protection of external borders
15.10.2015

Europe needs to help refugees but also needs better protection of external borders

Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, who attended an EPP Summit ahead of the European Council, said that to solve the refugee crisis, Europe must help refugees in need but also has to find solutions for the better, common protection of its external borders. Weber called on the Member States to...
Need for new EU-US data protection talks after EU court invalidates Safe Harbour deal
06.10.2015

Need for new EU-US data protection talks after EU court invalidates Safe Harbour deal

The European Court's decision to suspend the EU's so-called Safe Harbour Agreement with the US is a victory for the privacy of European consumers, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He also calls for new data protection talks with the US to create an agreement that complies with...
EPP Group pushes for humanitarian approach to refugee crisis
30.09.2015

EPP Group pushes for humanitarian approach to refugee crisis

Reacting to the results of the informal European Summit, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, said that the decisions taken were a positive step. He also insisted on the need to protect borders and for a helpful humanitarian atmosphere. The EPP Group have...

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