EPP

    • Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Two weeks ahead of the new European Parliament inaugural plenary session, bets are still up what the party composition will look like and how the future majority will work. The plenary meets on 2 July in Strasbourg to elect its leadership, while political groups hold their constitutive meetings before that. A political group must consist of at least 25 MEPs elected in at least 7 Member States, and to be officially recognised as of 2 July they have to notify their composition by 1 July.

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    • First EP seat projection shows collapse of the centrist coalition

      First EP seat projection shows collapse of the centrist coalition

      The European Parliament's first seat projection confirms a collapse of the grand coalition of centre-left and centre-right, DPA reported. The projection places the centre-right European People's Party at 173 seats and the Socialist and Democrats at 147, leaving them short of forming a majority in the 751-seat parliament. The figures are based on exit polls from 11 member states and pre-election opinion surveys from the other 17 countries.

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    • Orban's Fidesz party to remain in EPP

      Orban's Fidesz party to remain in EPP

      Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas insisted on Thursday that Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party does not intend to quit European People’s Party (EPP). “Fidesz is a member of the European People’s Party and it wants to remain a member of it,” Gulyas said.

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    • Weber secures EPP nomination

      Weber secures EPP nomination

      A moderate Bavarian politician who tries to copy German Chancellor Angela Merkel's pragmatic style won last Thursday the backing of EU's centre-right parties and will become the European People's Party (EPP) Spitzenkandidat for the next year's European election, news wires reported. He manage to beat former Finnish PM Alexander Stubb at the vote in Helsinki as was endorsed by the EPP for the EU's most influential job, European Commission president.

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