‘A quantum leap’: German MEPs welcome EU debt for recovery plan

By |maj 28th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, European Commission, manfred weber, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, recovery, Recovery Plan, Ursula von der Leyen|

Until recently, the German government resisted taking on joint EU debt. Now, Germans are heaping praise on the recovery plan presented today by the EU Commission. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Europe should temporarily ban Chinese takeovers, Weber says

By |maj 18th, 2020|China, manfred weber, News|

The European Union should impose a temporary ban on Chinese takeovers of companies that are currently undervalued or have business problems because of the coronavirus crisis, the leader of the bloc's largest political alliance said on Sunday (17 May).

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Guy Verhofstadt ready to chair citizen consultations on Europe’s future

By |januar 14th, 2020|citizen consultations, Conference on the Future of Europe, direct democracy, Emmanuel Macron, European Parliament, France, Guy Verhofstadt, manfred weber, News, Pascal Durand, Renew|

From May onwards, hundreds of EU citizens will be invited to reflect on Europe's future at a conference that will debate European policy priorities in an attempt to introduce direct democracy in EU decision-making. EURACTIV France reports.

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Fidesz-PiS talks point towards potential exit from EPP

By |januar 8th, 2020|Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, Jarosław Kaczyński, Law and Justice, manfred weber, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) in Warsaw on Tuesday (8 January) amid growing speculations about his Fidesz party leaving the EPP and looking for other political alternatives.

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EU leaders congratulate Johnson but warn of more hard work ahead

By |december 13th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Charles Michel, Leo Varadkar, manfred weber, News|

EU leaders put on a brave face on Friday (13 December) and congratulated Boris Johson on his resounding victory in the UK elections, which means he will take the country out of the EU next month after three years of Brexit frustrations.

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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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