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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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
No new legislation should be passed without being scanned by the ‘red tape watch’. If legislation creates more administrative burdens or other inhibiting factors that stop entrepreneurs from starting up or growing, they will get a red card! We want SMEs to have preferential treatment...
The parliamentary process of approving the new European Commission is close to its end. Over the last two weeks, the competent committees of the European Parliament heard and questioned all 27 Commissioners designated by the Member States and the newly-elected Commission President Jean-Claude...