The European People's Party (EPP) leader Manfred Weber has set out the 12 points he would prioritise if he manages to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president. Weber, speaking in Athens, said above all he would "fight against nationalists who want to destroy Europe" and work to "completely remove anti-Semitism from the continent". He said his campaign plan is based on a "listening tour" he conducted across Europe and consists of changes in areas such as security, rule of law, and job creation. Weber stressed the need to better protect the continent against foreign threats and reduce some of the red tape around European institutions. He also talked about negotiating the right trade agreements for the bloc and taking on more responsibility in the fight against climate change. Weber's plan also includes a digital tax to help workers adapt to technological changes and an independent rule of law mechanism that benefits all communities. You can watch him launch his … [Read more...] about Watch again: Manfred Weber vows to ‘fight nationalists’ who want to destroy European Union
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As key European elections loom ever closer, we've taken a look at who could land the EU's top job in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker is the current president of the European Commission but a group of hopefuls are jostling to succeed him after the May poll. Political groupings in the European Parliament have named their spitzenkandidat, which is German for the lead candidate of a party. It also lends its name to the process for choosing the next EU Commission president, which we've explained in detail here. Here are the candidates so far: European People's Party (EPP) Manfred Weber Manfred Weber is known as a moderate power broker in Brussels and began his political career at the age of 29 when he became Bavaria’s youngest parliamentary member in 2003. Weber was elected leader of the EPP in 2014. At 41, he was the youngest group leader in the European Parliament at the time. He was born in Landshut, Bavaria, West Germany in 1972, and graduated with a degree in engineering from a … [Read more...] about European Parliament elections 2019: who are the candidates for the EU’s top job?
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Theresa May gets Cabinet backing for draft Brexit deal but 'there will be difficult days ahead' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk DUP leader Arlene Foster said she had a "frank meeting" with the Prime Minister lasting almost an hour last night after Theresa May secured Cabinet approval to proceed with her deal on UK withdrawal from the EU. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-gets-cabinet-backing-for-draft-brexit-deal-but-there-will-be-difficult-days-ahead-37530624.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37530622.ece/85e69/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-15_new_45749738_I1.JPG Email DUP leader Arlene Foster said she had a "frank meeting" with the Prime Minister lasting almost an hour last night after Theresa May secured Cabinet approval to proceed with her deal on UK withdrawal from the EU. It came after an "impassioned" five-hour meeting featuring dissent from a number of ministers. Reports suggested as many as a third of the 28 ministers … [Read more...] about Theresa May gets Cabinet backing for draft Brexit deal but ‘there will be difficult days ahead’
News / UK and world by Press Association November 14, 2018, 11:11 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May secured Cabinet approval to proceed with her deal on UK withdrawal from the EU after an “impassioned” five-hour meeting featuring dissent from a number of ministers. Reports suggested as many as a third of the 28 ministers attending voiced doubts about the draft agreement drawn up by UK and EU negotiators after 19 months of talks in Brussels. No vote was taken but Cabinet backed the 585-page document – along with a shorter outline political declaration on future EU-UK trade relations – by consensus. However the PM faced a backlash from Tory Brexiteers, with Jacob Rees-Mogg saying he could not support it, and hoped other Tory MPs would follow suit. Mrs May described the debate around the Cabinet table as “long, detailed and impassioned”, in a clear indication her proposals had come … [Read more...] about May’s Brexit deal passes Cabinet test amid anger from Tory Leave MPs