Manfred Weber

EU Won't Accept Independent Catalonia

BELGRADE - As Catalonia approaches the date of its final binding referendum on independence from Spain, Manfred Weber, a member of the European Parliament from Germany and a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, said Europe "cannot accept" Catalan independence.

"Europe cannot accept actions at the margin of the constitution," Weber said in an interview with El Pais.

EP largest political groups blast Turkey on democratic violations

The leaders of the two largest parties in the European Parliament,  Manfred Weber of the European Peoples Party (EPP), and Gianni Pitella of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (PASD) have issued a stark warning to Turkey that its accession process to the EU would be suspended, following the purges of the Erdogan regime against his opposition after the failed coup at

EPP Suggests to EU Council Five Ways to Addressing Refugee Crisis

In a press release to Novinite, the chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, suggested five ways in which the European Council could show responsibility in addressing the refugee crisis.

Weber assured that his partly clearly distinguishes between people fleeing war, terror or political persecution and those who arrive to Europe in search of a better life .

EP Plenary: Greek referendum dominates debate on outgoing Latvian presidency

Greece and the referendum on the bail-out proposals were the focus of the July 7 plenary debate on the outgoing Latvian presidency of the Council. Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma also discussed the challenges and the achievements of the outgoing Council presidency with MEPs and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission

Macedonia's Gruevski, Zaev Fail to Reach Agreement in Brussels Talks

Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski and opposition leader Zoran Zaev made on Tuesday and Wednesday another attempt at solving the political crisis into which the country plunged earlier this year.

This time, talks were held in Strasbourg, with the EU's regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn and MEPs Richard Howitt, Ivo Vaigl and Eduard Kukan acting as brokers.

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