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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12255

16 May 2019
European elections - EP2019 / Ep2019
Manfred Weber, ideal target for Spitzenkandidates’ election debate
Brussels, 15/05/2019 (Agence Europe)

As the representative of the main European political party in recent years in the EU, the Spitzenkandidat of the European People's Party (EPP), Germany's Manfred Weber, was the main target of attacks by other candidates for the presidency of the European Commission on Wednesday 15 May during an election debate in the European Parliament.

On economic issues, Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans accused Weber of defending austerity economic policies during the financial crisis. The...

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