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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
The European Commission was smart to withdraw a plan on maintaining roaming charges under a ‘’fair use’’ clause, says EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber. The Group pushed for the withdrawal as a way to develop a single European market in telecoms.
The Chairman of the EPP Group comments on the result of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, focusing on the ratification of the Paris climate agreement between China and the USA and the perspectives of the World Trade agreements.
The European Parliament's approval on Wednesday of a joint EU Border and Coast Guard will help secure Europe's borders and manage migration in the wake of the migrant crisis, says EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber.
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...