"A large majority has sent a clear signal today: the European Parliament stands behind the European Commission and its reform agenda for Europe. The attempt by Europhobes to destabilise the EU institutions has failed. Today's vote was a no-confidence vote against Europhobes in the European Parliament,” said Manfred Weber, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, following the rejection of the motion of censure against the European Commission today in Strasbourg.
"The motion of censure was not directed against the Commission, but against the European Union as a whole,” underlined Weber. “We want a strong and efficient European Commission, that is able to deliver. To tackle the challenges ahead, we need an agenda of reforms, not a European Commission that is weakened. If Mrs Le Pen and Mr Farage want to continue playing their little political games, the EPP Group will not allow it," Manfred Weber said.
"With his initiatives against tax evasion, the Commission President has made clear where action is needed, and he has taken the right steps to that end. We fully support him on this path. We must at last put an end to tax injustice in Europe. The ball is in the Member States' court. They are the ones that are responsible for fiscal issues," Weber concluded.
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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 219 Members from 27 Member States