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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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.
The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee approved a new EU law which will strengthen Europol in the fight against terrorism and organised crime. This Regulation, which is essentially an EU law, will also strengthen the European Parliament’s scrutiny...
The EU risks losing hundreds of billions of Euros in trade if EU governments impose restrictions on cross-border movement due to the migrant crisis. The EPP Group's Spokesman on the internal market and consumer protection, Andreas Schwab, says the EU must develop a common policy to strengthen...
Manfred Weber urges Liberals and Left to vote for PNR anti-terror legislation. He also comments on the EU-Turkey accord
"The beginning of the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement shows that the smugglers' business model is coming to an end", says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He hopes that it will be fully implemented and respected by all parties involved. The Passenger Name Record (PNR)...
EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber participated at the EPP Summit which was convened ahead of the EU Summit on the refugee crisis in order to adopt a common position. Before the meeting, Mr Weber commented on the need for progress with Turkey to find a common response to the migration flows.
EU-Turkey summit: Fight against smugglers and openness to legal migrants are key results, says EPP Group Chairman
The EU and Turkey held a summit on how to stem the flow of migrants and refugees into the Union. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber said that stepping up the fight against smugglers and being open to legal migrants were key results of the summit.