“With today's inauguration of the new US President Donald Trump, Europe will face interesting times. We Europeans must meet the United States with confidence. We are strong enough to handle many of our challenges ourselves and we also have to show this to the US,” says Manfred Weber.
#CETA goes beyond trade. It is about partnerships and setting global standards
Artis Pabriks: #CETA opens a door for Europe
We had a very exciting Plenary week in Strasbourg. We have put forward a strong team for Europe. The European Parliament elected our candidate Antonio Tajani as its President plus four EPP Group MEPs as Vice-Presidents and two of our Members as Quaestors. Watch how the week unfolded. Full video: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Valencia in Spain is the #Interrail Destination of the Year 2016. Did you visit? Share your photos using #DiscoverEU

Winner of the Interrail Destination of 2016

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2017 will be a year of challenges and being at the helm of all three European Institutions puts additional responsibility on the EPP - European People's Party family. With Donald Tusk heading the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker heading the European Commission and Antonio Tajani heading the European Parliament, we intend to shoulder this responsibility by building bridges and being fully...
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“If the US is saying ‘US first’, then we are allowed to say ‘Europe first’. Europe is united and strong," says Manfred Weber on Donald J. Trump criticism. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Guardian's Natalie Nougayrède: #CETA isn’t perfect, but Europe’s radical left was wrong to oppose it

Ceta isn’t perfect, but Europe’s radical left was wrong to oppose it | Natalie Nougayrède

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#CETA removes 99% of tariffs: a big deal for Europe's small businesses #SMEs
#CETA offers SMEs new and simpler export opportunities
"The EPP Group is the stable anchor of the European Parliament and the force with whom partnerships can be built," says Manfred Weber.

A team for Europe: Antonio Tajani, Mairead McGuinness MEP, Rainer Wieland, Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO, Pelczné Dr. Gáll Ildikó, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Andrey Kovatchev.

The EPP Group puts forward a strong team for Europe

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On EU-US relations, Manfred Weber said: “The EU is open to the President-elect, without preconceptions nor prejudices. But I want to stress that the EU is as large as the US in economic terms. We must tell all those who are threatening Europeans, especially European businesses, that we too can ask tough questions to US companies." Full statement: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Free Interrail trip for Europeans turning 18 to #DiscoverEU

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“All Europeans should have equal access to the job market, be entitled to fair working conditions and enjoy adequate and sustainable social protection”, writes Tom Vandenkendelaere.

The European Pillar of Social Rights: enabling Europe’s future workforce

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Good morning Europe! Antonio Tajani is the new President of the European Parliament. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Congratulations! Antonio Tajani is the new President of the European Parliament. “I believe in Europe. But we need to change”, he said in Plenary this morning before his election.
The European Parliament has elected EPP Group candidate Antonio Tajani as its new President for the 2017-2019 period. "A true pro-European, Antonio Tajani has dedicated his political career to Europe. He will be a strong and a reliable partner for the whole Parliament. We warmly congratulate Antonio Tajani on this result and we thank all the MEPs who cast their vote for him," said Manfred...
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Live from Strasbourg. Our Chairman Manfred Weber is briefing on the key topic in Plenary this week - election of the President of the European Parliament.
Live from Strasbourg: The European Parliament will elect its new President today. Antonio Tajani is our candidate. Watch his Plenary speech.