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 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...
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.
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...
"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.
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...
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...