EPP-ED


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EPP-ED

abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) European People's Party and European Democrats: a mainstream centre and centre-right political group in the European Parliament
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At least that is what William Hague, shadow foreign secretary in the UK, and Timothy Kirkhope, head of the Tories in the European Parliament, announced, on 11 March, to EPP-ED Chair Joseph Daul (France).
The EPP-ED group has proposed access to cross-border health care without prior authorisation in three specific instances: medical urgency, the existence of a waiting list in the home member state and patients diagnosed with rare diseases.
Inigo Mendez de Vigo (Spain) could, at one time, have been a potential opponent, the Spanish EPP-ED delegation being one of the most important (24 seats).
With the recent merger between the National Alliance and Forza Italia, the Italian EPP-ED delegation will grow and could gain ten seats.
Week of 6 July: meeting of EPP-ED group in Brussels
In two documents published on 4 December, the EPP-ED defines its guidelines for "political strategy" and communication: a "decalogue" or list of ten priorities for the European elections in 2009 and a "centre-right contribution" for the next two decades titled The world in 2025: How the European Union will need to respond'.
Furious about the hours spent in negotiating (several compromise amendments were presented by the EPP-ED and the PES) she blamed those MEPs who changed their votes at the last minute.
The Greens and Liberals could then share the EP presidency, a scenario that evokes smiles from the EPP-ED and no reaction from the PES.
First, the UK's Tories have announced that they will quit the EPP-ED to form their own Eurosceptic group.
Before being elected to the party's top seat in 2005, he had promised to take the party's MEPs out of the EPP-ED group.
Before being elected Tory leader in 2005, the young and charismatic David Cameron had promised that, if he won, he would pull the Conservative MEPs out of the EPP-ED group, the biggest in Parliament.
The EPP-ED is well aware that this idea still tempts some, "but we disagree with this point of view," said Jan Olbrycht, vice-president of the Regional Development Committee.