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.

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 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


Payments: cornerstone of the digital economy

28 January 2015 - 6-7:30pm

Thon hotel EU, Brussels, BE

The ability to make electronic payments safely, quickly and conveniently has become an import part of the digital economy. Every day millions of businesses and consumers pay …

With: Fernando Herrero, Martin Weiderstrand, Michal Boni