Manfred Weber: EPP Spitzenkandidat for 2019 European Parliament elections

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Reports and analyses of Manfred Weber's campaign as the lead candidate for the 2019 European elections on behalf of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).

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Manfred Weber - the leader of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament - announced on 5 September 2018 his bid to become the political group's lead candidate at the 2019 European elections. Mr Weber was the first to announce his candidacy and on 8 November he won the election at the annual EPP Congress with 79 percent of votes. Under the so-called Spitzenkandidat system he became the EPP candidate for President of the European Commission.

At the early stage of the campaign, issues like the solution for a name dispute in southeastern Europe, the role of Hungary's Fidesz party in the EPP and the rise of the populist far-right were relevant political issues for Mr Weber.

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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 05.09.18: Manfred who? https://www.politico.eu/article/manfred-weber-who-european-election-2019/
Euro|topics, September 2018: Haggling over EU top jobs https://www.eurotopics.net/en/205725/
Euro|topics, November 2018: EU elections 2019: is Weber the man for the job? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/209641/
Politico, 17.01.19: The trials and tribulations of Manfred Weber https://www.politico.eu/article/manfred-weber-trials-and-tribulations-european-commission-presidency-race/

News
Politico, 05.09.18: Manfred Weber announces run to lead center right in European election https://www.politico.eu/article/manfred-weber-mep-announces-run-to-lead-center-right-in-european-election-commission-parliament-spitzenkandidat/
Euronews, 05.09.18: Manfred Weber deflects question on the EU institution he wants to lead http://www.euronews.com/2018/09/05/don-t-mention-the-commission-manfred-weber-deflects-question-on-the-eu-institution-he-want
Deutsche Welle, 05.09.18: German conservative Manfred Weber aims to lead European Commission https://p.dw.com/p/34JIu
EurActiv, 31.08.18: Merkel chooses Weber as candidate for EU top job https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/merkel-chooses-weber-as-candidate-for-junckers-job/
Reuters, 30.08.18: Merkel backs Bavarian ally as center-right's EU Commission candidate, according to media https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1LF2O5
Bloomberg, 31.08.18: Merkel Backs CSU’s Weber in Race for Top EU Job, Sources Say https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/merkel-is-said-to-back-german-csu-s-weber-in-race-for-top-eu-job
Reuters, 05.09.18: German conservative Weber bids for Juncker's EU job https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1LL0TR
EurActiv, 05.09.18: Top candidate Weber’s EU campaign gets off on wrong foot https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/top-candidate-webers-eu-campaign-gets-off-on-wrong-foot/
The Economist, 08.11.18: Manfred Weber wins the Christian-democrat candidacy to be European Commission president https://www.economist.com/europe/2018/11/08/manfred-weber-wins-the-christian-democrat-candidacy-to-be-european-commission-president
The Guardian, 08.11.18: Centre-right party chooses Manfred Weber for top EU job https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/08/centre-right-candidates-contend-for-top-eu-job-to-replace-juncker
Politico, 18.10.18: Orbán backs Weber as lead candidate in European election https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-backs-manfred-weber-as-lead-candidate-in-european-election/
Reuters, 08.11.18: German conservative emerges as early front-runner for EU's top job https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-election/german-conservative-emerges-as-early-front-runner-for-eus-top-job-idUKKCN1ND00X
Deutsche Welle, 08.11.18: CSU's Manfred Weber sets his sights on EU's highest office https://www.dw.com/en/csus-manfred-weber-sets-his-sights-on-eus-highest-office/a-46201197
EurActiv, 08.11.18: Weber wins EPP Spitzenkandidat in landslide victory https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/weber-wins-epp-spitzenkandidat-in-landslide-victory/
EurActiv, 18.12.18: Weber: There is no special treatment for Viktor Orban in EPP https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/interview/weber-there-is-no-special-treatment-for-viktor-orban-in-epp/
EurActiv, 10.01.19: Weber leaves door open to any pro-EU ally https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/weber-leaves-door-open-to-any-pro-eu-ally-including-salvini/
Deutsche Welle, 14.01.19: Manfred Weber of the European People's Party on Brexit https://p.dw.com/p/3BWJP
Kathimerini, 11.01.19: EPP head denies interview supporting FYROM name deal http://www.ekathimerini.com/236483/article/ekathimerini/news/epp-head-denies-interview-supporting-fyrom-name-deal

Official
EPP: Press Release, 08.11.18: Manfred Weber elected as EPP candidate for the President of the European Commission https://www.epp.eu/press-releases/manfred-weber-elected-as-epp-candidate-for-the-president-of-the-european-commission/

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