Groups are ready, EU Parliament is ready to play

By |junij 25th, 2019|EPP Group, European Parliament, Greens/European Free Alliance, Identity and Democracy, News, S&D Group, strategic agenda|

Seven political groups have been formed in the new European Parliament and there are two major left-outs still looking for their place ahead of the Parliament's inaugural plenary on 2 July. Piotr Kaczyński takes a look at the groups and their Polish members, as well as at the strategic agenda for the next five years.

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EPP has ‘lost all credibility’ after Orbán scandal, Verhofstadt says

By |marec 28th, 2019|2019 European elections, ALDE, EPP, EPP Group, EU elections 2019, Fidesz, Guy Verhofstadt, manfred weber, Margarethe Vestager, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Victor Orban, Viktor Orbán|

The European People's Party has “lost all credibility and moral authority to lead the EU,” ALDE's leader Guy Verhofstadt has said, following the EPP's decision to suspend but not expel Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party.

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Bulgaria could be marginalised if pro-EU parties dominate EU elections, says MEP

By |oktober 18th, 2018|Bulgaria, ECR, EPP Group, European Parliament elections 2019, Euroscepticism, News, Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament|

Bulgaria could end up being isolated if pro-EU parties achieve very good results in next May’s European Parliament elections, said Bulgarian MEP Svetoslav Malinov during a discussion about the upcoming poll.

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EU-Arab States summit and Irish border on EU’s informal meeting agenda

By |september 20th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Arab League, Brexit, EPP Group, EU migration policy, EU summit, future europe, Irish border, News, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

As EU Head of States were gathering 19 September in Salzburg (Austria) for an informal meeting, both Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President of the EU Council Donald Tusk said they will promote the idea among member states of an EU-Arab States summit on migration next February as well as an additional meeting on Brexit next November.

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GUE leader: Weber represents CSU, which is close to Putin and anti-EU forces

By |september 7th, 2018|2019 European elections, CDU/CSU, CSU, EPP, EPP Group, European Left, Gabriele Zimmer, GUE/NGL, Jean-Luc Melenchon, manfred weber, News|

Manfred Weber’s European Commission presidency bid is “absurd” given that he represents a political party with close links to Vladimir Putin and politicians like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, who openly question the EU's values, according to leftist chief Gabriele Zimmer.

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Presidents, elections and grey-haired men

By |maj 29th, 2018|ALDE, EPP Group, European Commission president, eurosceptism, leadership, Michel Barnier, News|

With a year to go until the European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new European Commission, the EU is yet again at a crossroads. But unlike Robert Johnson, the EU is unlikely to sell its soul to play a mean guitar, writes Tom Parker.

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The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – The Merkel of the Balkans

By |marec 2nd, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, enlargement, EPP Group, European Parliament, Greece, Macedonia, News, Western Balkans|

Ten days ago Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev went to Mutti Merkel to seek her support in trying to untangle the eternal name dispute with Greece, a mess that has for many years prevented his country from joining NATO and starting EU accession negotiations.

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The tragedy of David Cameron…

By |januar 31st, 2018|Brexit, David Cameron, EPP Group, European Parliament, News|

As one of the ‘wise men’ of EU politics, Hans-Gert Pöttering has seen a generation of talented young politicians come and go. But few cut such a "tragic figure" as David Cameron, the former British prime minister who set Brexit in motion.

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EU cohesion policy is Europe’s added value [Sponsored]

By |december 5th, 2017|Committee of the Regions, EPP Group, EU cohesion policy, News|

Representing 1/3 of the EU budget,  our cohesion policy is made up of hundreds and thousands of local success stories.

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