EPP Group, strongest in parliament, picks leaders for new term
EPP Group Chairman 3:23
European People´s Party is, for the ongoing talks and discussions with the other political families, the EPP Party is a united party. We are a united party, and we want to deliver.
Chris off By unanimous vote, the MEPs re-elected Weber as their chairman and candidate for president of the European Commission.
Chris off The MEPs also chose 10 vice-chairs from among a dozen candidates. They include: six men and four women, reflecting a geographical cross-section of the European Union.
We have geographical balance, we have a gender balance, we also have young people included in the new team. So I think that will also strengthen the approach of the European People´s Party for the upcoming weeks and months, especially for the negotiations.
The next step: parliament will choose its leadership the first week of July at its first plenary since the elections. Weber says the EPP Group is ready to compromise with other pro-European party groups to achieve a working coalition.
It is about strengthening the social market economy, more jobs, equal living conditions in today´s European Union, we want to work for a European social market economy which guarantees fairness in our societies - a big question on the table - and we have to do it in an environmentally friendly approach.
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