Manfred Weber

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Manfred Weber
Manfred weber csu.jpg
Leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 June 2014
Preceded by Joseph Daul
Personal details
Born (1972-07-14) 14 July 1972 (age 41)
Niederhatzkofen, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political party Christian Social Union
Alma mater University of Munich

Manfred Weber (born on 14 July 1972 in Niederhatzkofen) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

After his reelection in 2009 he became Vice-Chairman of the Group of the EPP in the European Parliament.

He is a substitute for the Committee on Regional Development, a member of the Delegation for relations with India, a substitute for the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and a substitute on the Subcommittee on Human Rights.

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Career[edit]

  • 1996: Founded DG Beratung GmbH consultants
  • 1998: Founded G+U GbR
  • 2003-2007: Regional Chairman of the Bavaria Junge Union
  • Member of the CSU executive board and Chairman of the CSU of Lower Bavaria
  • since 2002: Member of Kelheim Regional Council
  • 2002-2004: Member of the Bavarian Regional Assembly

Political ideology[edit]

On 7 June 2014, Weber dismissed demands by British Prime Minister David Cameron to put the brakes on European integration.[1] Weber stated that "The EU is based on an ever closer union of European peoples. That is set out in the treaties. It is not negotiable for us... We cannot sell the soul of Europe... if we grant every national parliament a veto right, Europe would come to a standstill."[1]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Daul
Leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament
2014–present
Incumbent