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Chairman of conservative EPP calls for arms embargo on Turkey

Manfred Weber, the chairman of European Parliament conservative party European People’s Party, called on the European Council to consider an arms embargo on Turkey. Briefing correspondents in Brussels, EPP’s chairman Weber said “it is unacceptable and provocative for Ankara to threaten Greece with war and to raise the issue of …

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Greek PM Mitsotakis supports expulsion of Orban ‘s Fidesz party from EPP

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaksi is one of the twelve conservative EU leaders favoring the expulsion of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his party Fidesz from the European People’s Party (EPP). In a letter to EPP president Donald Tusk, signed among others also by Norwegian PM Erna Solberg and …

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Tsipras lashes out at “Anti-Greek” EU Presidency candidate Weber

“Every vote for New Democracy is a vote for anti-Greek Weber,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday targeting the EPP’s arch-conservative candidate for the European Commission Presidency, German Manfred Weber. Reason for Tsipras’ attack on Weber was the comment by the latter on the relief measures announced by the …

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Anti-Greek or just German arrogance? Candidate for Commission presidency Weber in Athens

“Next time I’ll come to Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be Prime Minister.” The bold support came by Manfred Weber, the center-right European People’s Party candidate to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the President of the European Commission. The Bavarian arch-conservative politician from the Christian Social Union choose the Greek capital Athens …

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EP Vice hits out at EPP Weber comment “Communist Prime Minister” of Greece

European parliament vice-president and head of SYRIZA fraction Dimitris Papadimoulis hit out at the chairman of EPP, Manfred Webber, who claimed the problem of Greece was the “communist Prime Minister.” “Weber is again completely out of step with the majority of the European Parliament as well as Jean-Claude Juncker and …

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EU Parliament’s EPP says Greece’s ‘problem is the communist Prime Minister’

Chairman of conservative European People Party fraction in the European Parliament and vice of German CSU, Manfred Weber, revealed what the biggest fraction in the EU Parliament thinks to be the problem of Greece. “The fundamental problem of Greece is it has a communist as prime Minister,” Manfred Weber said, …

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EPP leader Weber(CSU) criticizes Erdogan for challenging the Lausanne Treaty

An unexpected supporter for Greece, from a side which is not known for its positive approach. Conservative German CSU politician and leader of European People’s Party fraction in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for challenging the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 and setting in borders …

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Conservative EPP MEPs consider Greek coalition as “extremist government”?

Huh? Conservatives in the European Parliament consider SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) as “extremist” and the whole coalition as “extremist government”?  They mean, they have to intervene because ANEL-leader and Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos took an helicopter and threw a commemoration wreath in the Aegean Sea as …

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