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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.