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Central Europe 11-06-2018

Poland’s ruling PiS party considers joining centre-right EPP

Politicians in Poland's ultra-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party are pushing to join the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) after next year's European elections. EURACTIV Poland's media partner, Gazeta Wyborcza, reports.
Future EU 18-04-2018

Manfred Weber: We have to find consensus with France

While the debate about the future of Europe is gaining momentum, the leader of the European People's Party (EPP), Manfred Weber, calls on the German Christian Democrats to show more willingness to compromise in an interview with EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel.
Elections 25-10-2017

Veteran French MEP Alain Lamassoure quits party

Alain Lamassoure, leader of the right-wing 'Les Républicains' delegation in the European Parliament, announced his resignation from the party on Tuesday evening (24 October), citing “a painful race to the most conservative right” after the party decided to exclude the Prime minister, Edouard Philippe, from its ranks.
Agrifood 04-09-2017

EPP says no ‘hasty’ CAP reform before 2024

EXCLUSIVE / The European People’s Party (EPP) believes Brussels must first settle the UK's departure from the European Union and set a stable post-Brexit financial framework “before triggering discussions on the future reform" of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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EU Priorities 2020 30-06-2016

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EPP leaders: UK must present a plan following referendum outcome
Europe's East 22-10-2015

Tajani: ‘Orban made mistakes, but opened debate’

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán made “mistakes” when dealing with the refugee crisis, but has highlighted the importance of Europe's borders, European Parliament Vice-President Antonio Tajani told EURACTIV Spain.
Elections 21-10-2015

EPP Secretary General: A Podemos victory would be disastrous for Spain

Ciudadanos, Podemos and the Socialists (PSOE) won't be able to guarantee stability in Spain, according to Antonio López-Istúriz, Secretary General of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).
Viktor Orbán [European People's Party/Flickr]
Central Europe 27-08-2014

Fixing Europe’s Orbán problem

Viktor Orbán recently revealed his ultimate objective to build an “illiberal state” on “national foundations”. One might expect European conservatives, in particular, to react strongly to Orbán’s actions, but they continue to treat Orbán with kid gloves, write Thorsten Benner and Wolfgang H. Reinicke.
Manfred Weber (EPP, centre-right) and Martin Schulz (S&D, socialist) [European Parliament]
EU Priorities 2020 25-06-2014

Grand coalition accord draws near in EU Parliament

The leaders of the centre-right and socialist factions in the EU Parliament gathered on Tuesday (24 June) to discuss an accord on a number of issues that will dominate Europe’s political agenda in the next five years.
Manfred Weber is the newly elected chairman of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament. [EP]
EU Elections 2014 12-06-2014

EPP chairman: Juncker will be the next Commission president

The EPP Group stands behind Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next Commission president, a promise to European voters that must be kept after the party’s victory in the EU elections, said Manfred Weber, describing his political agenda, and explaining why cooperation with the Alternative for Germany (AfD) is taboo.
Newly elected EPP Chairman Manfred Weber promises EU citizens greater transparency. [EPP Group]
EU Elections 2014 04-06-2014

German MEP Manfred Weber elected as next EPP chairman

Ten days after the European elections, Lower Bavarian MEP Manfred Weber has been selected to serve as chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. The politician hails from the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), advocating that the party take an “aggressively pro-European” path. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Jean-Luc Dehaene [European Parliament]
15-05-2014

Former Belgian PM Dehaene (73) has died

The former Belgian prime minister and member of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), Jean-Luc Dehaene, has died of a fall while on holiday in France.
Elections 17-04-2014

Rogue candidate puts Bulgarian party at odds with EU allies

A controversial MEP candidate has put the Bulgarian Movement of Rights and Freedoms party at odds within its own Liberal group, and has antagonised its potential allies, the Socialists, and the centre-right European People’s Party.
Europe's East 07-03-2014

European centre-right leaders to declare Ukraine right to join EU

Ukraine may apply to become a member of the European Union, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) is set to declare on Friday (7 March), according to a draft statement underscoring the determination of key European capitals to back the country trying to fend off Russian intervention.
EU Elections 2014 20-02-2014

Poll sees centre-left taking the lead in EU election race

The European Socialist political family is likely to win the most seats in EU Parliament elections in May, a survey showed on Wednesday (19 February), boosting the group's chances of also securing the presidency of the European Commission.
Elections 08-10-2013

Wilfried Martens hands over EPP presidency to Joseph Daul

After weeks of uncertainty following the hospitalisation of Wilfried Martens, the European People’s Party (EPP) announced that the former Belgian prime minister was handing over all responsibilities of his presidency to Joseph Daul, the EPP group chairman in the European Parliament. 
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Elections 16-07-2013

Spain’s Rajoy refuses to resign as graft scandal unfolds

After refusing for weeks to comment on allegations linking the Spanish government with illegal payments and secret financing, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy broke his silence on Monday and rejected calls for his resignation by the opposition parties. Speaking at a news conference in Madrid with visiting Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Rajoy said that he will 'fulfill his mandate to defend the political stability in the country'. 'A democratic state based on the rule of law does not accept blackmail'.

Spain’s Rajoy refuses to resign as graft scandal unfolds

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday (15 July) rejected calls to resign over a financing scandal in his ruling centre-right People's Party, saying he would not allow the matter to hold back his reform plans.

Verhofstadt calls for ‘Haider’ sanctions against Hungary

Europe’s socialist and liberal party leaders have hit out at Hungary’s controversial new constitution, demanding that the country and its ruling Fidesz party be ostracised.
Future EU 08-12-2011

Centre-right parties cook pre-summit deal

The annual congress of the European People’s Party (EPP), which closes in Marseille today, is seen as a forerunner to the wider EU summit tonight in Brussels and gives a glimpse of things to come, EURACTIV reports from Marseille.