• 12-JUN-2014

EPP Group Chair Weber: Strong Support remains for Juncker for Commission President; avoid crisis by staying on schedule

The EPP Group's new Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, says that the EPP Group remains unified behind the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker for European Commission President. After his meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Mr Weber said he remained confident that the Council will back Mr Juncker at a summit at the end of this month. He said the EU should avoid a damaging crisis by sticking to the schedule of naming the Presidents of the Commission, Parliament and Council. Mr Weber said jobs and competitiveness will be the priorities of the EPP Group in the new parliamentary term.