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#EP2014: Which party will chair EP Committees? Find it out here:

COMMITTEES BUREAUX
COMMITTEES CHAIRMAN 1° VICE-CHAIRMAN 2° VICE-CHAIRMAN 3° VICE-CHAIRMAN 4° VICE-CHAIRMAN
GROUP GROUP GROUP GROUP GROUP
   AFET EPP ECR GUE S&D EFDD
   AGRI EPP EFDD ECR S&D S&D
   BUDG ALDE EPP S&D EPP EFDD
   CULT S&D EPP ALDE GREENS EPP
   DEVE S&D EPP ALDE GUE ECR
   ECON S&D EPP S&D ECR EPP
   EMPL GUE S&D EPP ALDE S&D
   ENVI EPP GREENS EFDD S&D S&D
   IMCO ECR EPP ALDE S&D S&D
   INTA S&D EPP GREENS EPP ECR
   ITRE EPP S&D ECR GUE EFDD
   JURI EPP S&D ALDE EPP S&D
   LIBE S&D EPP S&D GREENS EPP
   PECH EPP GREENS EPP EFDD S&D
   REGI ALDE GUE EPP EPP S&D
   TRAN GREENS ALDE EPP ECR S&D
   AFCO EPP GUE S&D ECR EPP
   CONT EPP S&D GREENS ALDE S&D
   PETI EFDD EPP EPP S&D EPP
   FEMM S&D EPP GUE S&D ECR
   SEDE ECR EPP EPP S&D GUE
   DROI S&D EPP ALDE EPP GREENS

Who is the new EPP Group Chairman?

Manfred Weber

  • Graduate engineer (applied sciences and arts university) (1996). Founded two consulting firms (1996 and 1998).
  • Regional Chairman, Bavarian Youth Section, CSU (2003-2007). Member of CSU Bureau. CSU District Chair, Lower Bavaria (since 2008). Member of the CSU Bureau and Executive (since 2008). Chairman of the CSU Committee on the Future of Bavaria (since 2009).
  • Member of Kelheim District Council (since May 2002). Member, Bavarian Regional Assembly (2002-2004).
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 2004). Member of the Committees on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (full member since 2004; substitute member since 2012), Regional Development (substitute member since 2004) and Constitutional Affairs (full member since 2012). EPP coordinator, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, (2006-2009). Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group (since 2009).

#EP2014 – reports in Denmark that the British @conservatives are open to the Danish People’s Party joining ECR – via @electionista

Den britiske EU-parlamentariker Daniel Hannan åbner nu for, at Morten Messerschmidt kan blive medlem af den ECR-gruppe, som afviste ham i 2009.

http://www.b.dk/politiko/britisk-topkonservativ-blaastempler-messerschmidt

 

 

Far-Right Fever for a #Europe Tied to #Russia

At a rally last week near the Palace of Versailles, France’s largest far-right party, the National Front, deployed all the familiar theatrics and populist themes of nationalist movements across Europe.

A standing-room-only crowd waved the national flag, joined in a boisterous singing of the national anthem and applauded as speakers denounced freeloading foreigners and, with particular venom, the European Union.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/world/europe/europes-far-right-looks-to-russia-as-a-guiding-force.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0