We won’t work with far-right ‘extremists’, EPP chief Manfred Weber says
28 May 2023 | 7:42 am
Talking Europe interviews the boss of the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People's Party. Manfred Weber is a veteran of the EU assembly, having first been elected nearly twenty years ago, and he is an important player in German politics, in the conservative Christian Social Union.
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