# EPP

26 May 2019, Belgium, Brüssel: Numerous European flags flutter in the wind in front of the Berlaymont building, the seat of the European Commission. From 23 May to 26 May, the citizens of 28 EU states will elect a new parliament. Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpa
26 May 2019, Belgium, Brüssel: Numerous […]

Centre parties post losses in EU elections, coalition jostling begins

The European Parliament elections resulted in a loss for the main centre-left and centre-right political parties in several countries across the bloc. On the contrary, the liberals and the Greens have experienced a boost.
Manfred Weber (R), European People's Party (EPP) candidate and Frans Timmermans, Party of European Socialists (PES) candidate, pose prior to a TV debate at the studios of public broadcaster ZDF in Berlin on May 16, 2019. Photo: John MacDougall / AFP
Manfred Weber (R), European People's Par […]

What is a European party?

European parliamentary groups are not fully-fledged parties, but loose federations of national movements, roughly organised by ideology.
Candidates for the upcoming European Commission president elections pose ahead of the Eurovision presidential debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on May 15, 2019. Photo: Aris Oikonomou / AFP
Candidates for the upcoming European Com […]

How Europe will choose its next generation of leaders

This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (C) waves during the family photo prior to meeting at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania on May 9, 2019. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
European Commission President Jean-Claud […]

Top jobs on the line in Europe’s ‘Game of Thrones’

EU leaders have started on the delicate task of filling key European posts, launching a diplomatic "Game of Thrones" sure to be filled with feuds, betrayals and last minute plot twists.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation speech in front of party members and sympathizers at Varkert Bazar cultural center in Budapest on February 10, 2019. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / Photo ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ part […]

Orban attacks pose dilemma for European conservatives

Three months from the European Parliament election, the assembly's dominant centre-right bloc has been weakened by a rift over how to handle Hungary's populist leader Viktor Orban.
Winning European People's Party (EPP) leadership candidate, Manfred Weber, celebrates with his supporters after the result of the ballot in Helsinki, Finland, on November 8, 2018. Photo: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP
Winning European People's Party (EPP) le […]

Europe’s political right picks Weber to lead election fight

Europe's main right-wing parties choose German MEP Manfred Weber to lead them into next year's European election campaign, perhaps giving him a shot at the EU's most powerful post.
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