Manfred Weber’s fall from grace: What now of EPP’s failed Spitzenkandidat?

By |november 15th, 2019|David Sassoli, Emmanuel Macron, EU elections 2019, European Parliament, European People's Party, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Ursula von der Leyen|

Manfred Weber, the former German Spitzenkandidat for the European People's Party (EPP), has been on the defensive ever since his bid for the EU Commission presidency failed after the European elections in May. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel ...

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How patients’ involvement brings quality to cancer care and policymaking

By |september 18th, 2019|breast cancer, cancer, colon cancer, manfred weber, News, Stella Kyriakides, well-being|

Medical experts and stakeholders from patient advocacy groups are keen to point out how crucial it is to consider patients’ voice as an added value when conducting cancer clinical trials, whatever policy on cancer, national or EU-wide, will eventually be put together.

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EPP boss backs ‘European way of life’ job title

By |september 17th, 2019|László Trócsányi, manfred weber, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European People’s Party leader Manfred Weber lent his full support to the ‘Protecting the European Way of Life’ job title on Tuesday (17 September), insisting it is the best way to combat far-right narratives. The Bavarian politician told reporters: “is...

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Hungarian FM: EPP should turn right and stop being shaped by socialists

By |julij 29th, 2019|EPP, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, manfred weber, News, Peter Szijjarto, Spitzenkandidaten|

The EU socialists have shaped the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) more than the other way around and this should stop, Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Péter Szijjártó told EURACTIV Croatia in an interview.

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The balance of powers in the new European Parliament

By |julij 23rd, 2019|Bernd Lange, David McAllister, EU, European Parliament, future eu, Germany, Katarina Barley, manfred weber, MEP, News, Renew Europe, Ska Keller|

With majorities in the European Parliament becoming more unstable, votes are becoming more unpredictable. The power structure has shifted considerably as a result of the European elections. While the liberal group Renew Europe will likely be decisive, ...

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What is making the power struggle for EU top jobs so complicated

By |junij 26th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU top jobs, European elections 2019, Franco-German relations, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

Five top EU posts need to be distributed soon. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the European Parliament is wrestling with the European Council. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel provides a Q & A on the issue.

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EPP source: Georgieva is backed by Orban, cannot be next EU Commission chief

By |junij 26th, 2019|EU elections 2019, Kristalina Georgieva, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten, Viktor Orbán|

The debate within the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) over the next European Commission boss has heated up following the last EU Council, in which EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber did not ensure a majority.

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Germany’s CDU fears loss of influence following Weber mess

By |junij 25th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU/CSU, Emmanuel Macron, European Commission, European Commission president, France, Germany, La Republique En Marche, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

German tensions over Manfred Weber's candidacy for the European Commission presidency are deeply rooted in Germany's national politics. EURACTIV France reports.

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The Brief, powered by ADF International – Macron wins, again.

By |junij 21st, 2019|Germany, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

The European Council ended without EU leaders agreeing on who could be the candidate for the next European Commission president. But not all EU leaders are leaving Brussels empty-handed.

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Tsipras: Unlike Weber, Timmermans and Vestager had wide support

By |junij 21st, 2019|Alexis Tsipras, Frans Timmermans, Magrethe Vestager, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

The EPP’s “party choice” of Manfred Weber killed the Spitzenkandidaten process as two other candidates, socialist Frans Timmermans and liberal Margrethe Vestager, also had to be dropped despite actually enjoying wider support in the EU Council, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday (21 June).

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