Manfred Weber – calm conciliator

Manfred Weber was elected leader of the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament last June, a few weeks shy of his 42nd birthday. This makes him the youngest group leader in the current Parliament as well as the youngest-ever group leader of the EPP – his 12 predecessors since 1952 were, on average, in their mid-fifties when they took office.

People & Places

Banking representative

Frédéric Oudéa, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Société Générale, is to be the president of the European Banking Federation (EBF) for a two-year term, …

The European Commission is reviewing the European Union’s rules on copyright. This timely special report discusses what is at stake, who stands to lose and to gain, and explains why.

The Global Crisis of Depression

The Global Crisis of Depression - The Economist insights

25 November 2014

Kings Place, London, UK

The low of the 21st century?

With: Kofi Annan, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, David Haslam CBE, Mette Frederiksen, Elisabeth Svantesson, Nick Hækkerup, Francesca Colombo, Ulrich Birner, Lord Dennis Stevenson, Patrick Mcgorry, John Andrews, Mary G Baker, Louise Bradley, George N Christodoulou, Christopher Dowrick, Linda Rosenberg, Ulrich Hegerl, David Nutt, Bill Wilkerson, Andreas Tautz, Simon Wessely, Ulf Wiinberg, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Sue Baker


The road to Paris : challenges and chances for EU climate and energy policy

2 December 2014 - 5:30-7pm

Royal Museums of Art and History, Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels, BE

The EU wants to maintain its leadership on global efforts to combat climate change. On 23-24 October, leaders of the EU’s national governments set targets for cutting …

With: Miguel Arias Cañete, Johannes Meier, Juris Štalmeistars, Peter Liese