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EPP boss Weber sets terms for EU staff package

EPP boss Weber sets terms for EU staff package

“The European Union must focus on securing peace, economic growth and reducing migration,” said Manfred Weber, Vice President of the Christian Social Union. In terms of content, these are the red lines of the European People's Party.

The European People's Party, which won the European elections, is working to set the necessary conditions for other parties to agree to the allocation of senior positions in the European Union. According to the advance report, the leader and deputy leader of the Christian Social Union, Manfred Weber, spoke in the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” about “red lines”, especially in the “fight against illegal immigration.”

“The EU must focus on securing peace, economic growth and reducing migration. In terms of content, these are the red lines of the EPP,” Weber said. “Future EU leaders must embody this as well, otherwise it will be “It is difficult to imagine reaching an agreement at the European Union summit this week.”

– The summit will be held on June 27 and 28

The 27 EU heads of state and government recently failed to reach an agreement on filling the top positions. They were widely expected to nominate Ursula von der Leyen for a second term as President of the European Commission, former Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa as President of the Council, and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas as top diplomat.

The candidates are expected to be confirmed at the EU summit on June 27-28. Heads of state and government must then formally propose a staff package to the European Parliament. Consensus is not required. Representatives then vote, but they do not have to follow the motions. The first parliamentary session is scheduled to be held on July 16. (APA/Reuters)

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