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German politician

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Manfred Weber: German politician
Manfred Weber is a German politician who has served as Leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament since 2014. He has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany since 2004. He is a member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, part of the European People's Party.

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Germany's Weber urges EU lawmakers to back von der Leyen in top job vote

German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knife-edge vote on Tuesday, warning that a rejection would create..
Reuters - Published

'This is not the Europe I imagined': Head of largest EU Parliament group condemns lack of democracy after leaders ignore election results

Manfred Weber accused Emmanuel Macron of working with far-right leader Viktor Orban to damage democracy
Independent - Published

Videos for Manfred Weber

EU summit top jobs race round two [Video]EU summit top jobs race round two

EU leaders meet on Sunday to thrash out a deal over the team that will guide the bloc for the next five years. The power game between the French and German leaders will be key to breakthroughs. Paris..

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Center-right EU lawmaker says he will back socialist assembly head

The center-right leader of EU lawmakers, Germany's Manfred Weber, said on Tuesday his group was ready to back a socialist pick for president of the bloc's assembly.
Reuters - Published

German ally of Merkel, Manfred Weber, gives up claim to lead EU executive

A conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday formally gave up his claim to become the next head of the European Commission, marking a step toward an agreement on assigning the..
Reuters - Published

EU leaders decide against Weber for Commission presidency: report

European Union leaders have agreed that conservative German candidate Manfred Weber will not become president of the bloc's executive Commission, Germany's Die Welt daily reported on Friday, citing..
Reuters - Published

Center-right candidate for EU Commission chair says ready to compromise

Europe's center-right candidate for the chair of the EU Commission, Manfred Weber, said on Tuesday his party was ready to make all necessary compromises over the appointment of the most powerful figure..
Reuters - Published

EU's Katainen says Weber well placed to replace Juncker after EU election

EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Manfred Weber, who heads the European Parliament's conservative EPP group, was well placed to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission president.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer says Weber should lead EU Commission

Germany's Manfred Weber should be the next European Commission president if the European People's Party emerges as the largest group after elections to the European Parliament, German Christian..
Reuters - Published

Pumping up the volume, conservative runs glitzy EU campaign

If top conservative candidate Manfred Weber has achieved one thing in his campaign for EU parliamentary elections that by tradition feel too irrelevant to set pulses racing, it is to introduce power..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's Orban withdraws support from Weber for top EC job

Hungary's ruling Fidesz party no longer supports Manfred Weber, the center-right's lead candidate, to be the next President of the European Commission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

EPP's Weber: I can't imagine Brexit extension until June

Extending Britain's departure from the European Union until June is not a good idea as it would have to participate in the European Parliament election, Manfred Weber, the center-right's lead candidate..
Reuters - Published

European center-right's Weber calls for freezing of Fidesz's voting rights

Manfred Weber, the center-right's lead candidate in the upcoming European Parliament meeting called for Hungary's Fidesz party to have its voting rights frozen temporarily over concerns that it was..
Reuters - Published

Jeremy Corbyn must support May's Brexit, says frontrunner for next EU Commission president

Manfred Weber says it is 'absolutely unacceptable' that Labour is opposing the government
Independent - Published

Leader of EU conservative bloc seeks talks with Hungary's Orban over party row

The leader of the main center-right party in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, said he aims to talk to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban soon to warn him he is on course to be excluded from..
Reuters - Published

EPP's Weber: it's up to Orban what political family he wants to be in

European People's Party (EPP) group leader Manfred Weber said on Friday that it is up to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to decide on the political grouping he wants to be in.
Reuters - Published

Turkey cannot become an EU member, says EPP's Weber

Turkey cannot become a member of the European Union, said Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party's (EPP) lead candidate for the upcoming European elections, adding that he would end accession talks..
Reuters - Published

Conservative Weber names conditions for Orban's party to remain in EPP

Manfred Weber, the top conservative candidate for the upcoming EU elections, told a newspaper that Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban needed to stop his anti-EU rhetoric if he wanted his Fidesz..
Reuters - Published

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