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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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Quick and on-the-spot reactions from MEPs and other experts to news and events from both inside and outside the European Parliament.
No more roaming charges as of June 2017
14.06.2017

No more roaming charges as of June 2017

As of 15 June, people will no longer pay roaming charges to use their mobile phones abroad in the EU. It follows lengthy debates kick-started by the EPP Group some ten years ago. The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on this issue, Pilar del Castillo from the EPP Group, hailed the European...
Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights
29.03.2017

Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights

“Today, it’s a sad day for Europe, an historic mistake”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He hopes that the British Government and the EU Institutions will carefully take into consideration the position of the European Parliament, whose vote is critical for a successful...
Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” to elections in Europe
16.03.2017

Netherlands vote: a “perfect start” to elections in Europe

One of the founding members of the European Union, the Netherlands, has rejected a bid for power by far-right populists. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber says it’s a “perfect start” to an election year in Europe, showing that voters want a constructive approach in Europe and to...
EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber
09.03.2017

EU needs a fresh start for a better future, says Weber

As EU leaders meet for the first time in the European Council's new Europa building, they will draft a declaration on the future of Europe.  Marking the 60th anniversary of the founding Treaty of Rome, they should give a strong direction for Europe to improve the daily lives of Europeans,...
Manfred Weber asks for an EP counter-terrorism committee of inquiry
23.01.2017

Manfred Weber asks for an EP counter-terrorism committee of inquiry

The Chairman of the EPP Group explains why the European Union needs a European Parliament  committee of inquiry and what it can do for EU citizens.
"Europe is united and strong" – Manfred Weber on Donald Trump criticism
19.01.2017

"Europe is united and strong" – Manfred Weber on Donald Trump criticism

The Chairman of the EPP Group comments on the start of Donald Trump’s occupancy of the White House as President of the United States.
 Building bridges in Parliament to elect Antonio Tajani as President
14.12.2016

Building bridges in Parliament to elect Antonio Tajani as President

The EPP Group aims to build bridges with other groups to ensure its candidate Antonio Tajani is elected President of the European Parliament. Mr Tajani, chosen by the EPP Group on Tuesday as its nominee, and Group Chairman Manfred Weber commented at a press conference on Wednesday on how they will...
Trump election: keep close ties to US and build stronger Europe
09.11.2016

Trump election: keep close ties to US and build stronger Europe

The EPP Group respects the outcome of the US presidential election and intends to maintain Europe´s strong relations with Washington, while focusing more on how Europe can defend its interests on its own, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber.
Create jobs by overcoming opposition to EU-Canada trade pact
24.10.2016

Create jobs by overcoming opposition to EU-Canada trade pact

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...
Encourage all 18 year-olds to travel the continent free by train to experience Europe
04.10.2016

Encourage all 18 year-olds to travel the continent free by train to experience 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...

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