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 Brexit. The EP will defend the rights of the EU citizens in Britain and the UK citizens in the EU to make sure they are not taken hostage in the negotiation process. He also said that he does not want to see borders in Northern Ireland and will not allow the Good Friday peace agreement to be jeopardised.
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EPP Group MEP Renate Sommer is one of a group of Members of the European Parliament calling on EU governments to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinations against disease.
Alain Lamassoure calls on the EU to ensure that digital companies pay taxes where the economic activity takes place
Alain Lamassoure, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur for the Common Corporate Tax Base Report to be voted on in plenary, says that the EU should define conditions so that digital companies pay taxes where the economic activity takes place.
Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, points out that Donald Trump is risking a trade conflict with the EU since announcing the introduction of tariffs on EU steel and aluminium. The EU will do everything possible to protect its industries and jobs. Its reaction will be clear and proportionate
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Krišjānis Kariņš, EPP Group MEP and Rapporteur of the Internal Market for Electricity Report voted today in the Industry Committee, says that removing market barriers and moving towards open competition means more choice for the consumer. He insists that the aim of...