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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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Weber comments on Commission hearings
09.10.2014

Weber comments on Commission hearings

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...
New European Commission pursues reforms, jobs and growth.
10.09.2014

New European Commission pursues reforms, jobs and growth.

The EPP Group’s Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, says that the new European Commission proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker is oriented towards reforms, jobs and growth. He claimed that it is the strong democratic right of the European Parliament to hold hearings and the EPP...
EPP Group Chair Weber: Strong support remains for Juncker for Commission President; avoid crisis by staying on schedule.
12.06.2014

EPP Group Chair Weber: Strong support remains for Juncker for Commission President; avoid crisis by staying on schedule.

The EPP Group’s new Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, says that the EPP Group remains unified behind the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker for European Commission President. After his meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Mr Weber said he remained...
At the EPP, we believe in people
14.04.2014

At the EPP, we believe in people

"Europeans are capable of doing great things when they are united," says Jean-Claude Juncker in this video of the main highlights from the EPP Congress and the EPP Group study days in Dublin.
Creating a more equal Europe - Ádám Kósa, first deaf MEP
03.03.2014

Creating a more equal Europe - Ádám Kósa, first deaf MEP

What does 21 February 2014, International Mother Tongue Day, mean to you? Ádám Kósa's mother tongue is Hungarian sign language. He is the first deaf Member or the European Parliament. In 2013 he received the MEP Award of the Year in employment and social affairs. He...
EU treaty change needed to address Troika controversy
08.01.2014

EU treaty change needed to address Troika controversy

The EU needs to change its governing treaty to tackle economic crisis in a more balanced way, promoting growth while enforcing fiscal responsibility, says Parliament Vice President Othmar Karas. A member of the EPP Group, Karas says the treaty should give more power to the European Parliament to...
Tougher EU Personal Data Protection Rules
22.10.2013

Tougher EU Personal Data Protection Rules

Axel Voss MEP of the EU Data Protection Regulation for the EPP Group, says consumers and business will soon benefit from stricter, harmonised rights of personal data used and stored on commercial internet servers.  
European Ideas Network discusses transatlantic relations
28.06.2013

European Ideas Network discusses transatlantic relations

Jaime Mayor Oreja , chairman of the European Ideas Network, which met in Porto, Portugal, explains its importance for the EPP Group and for European politics. The annual summer university focuses on "an Atlantic project of growth and prosperity" and the future of transatlantic...
 Schwab: EU needs more data on PRISM spying extent
18.06.2013

Schwab: EU needs more data on PRISM spying extent

At a hearing on network and information security MEP Andreas Schwab (EPP Group) said Parliamentary “unawareness” on the US´ controversial PRISM intelligence has led to fears of spying on levels not supportable under EU regulations. Protection against cybercrime and terrorism yes,...
EU legislation reinforces Schengen internal border controls to manage immigration
12.06.2013

EU legislation reinforces Schengen internal border controls to manage immigration

New EU legislation that reinforces Schengen border controls will shift authority to a European level, set strict guidelines for temporary border checks and conduct unannounced inspections. Rapporteur Carlos Coelho of the EPP Group says Schengen could be in danger without the new legislation, after...

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