The European People’s Party (EPP) leader Manfred Weber, who’s in the running to replace Jean-Claude Juncker, sets out the 12 points he would prioritise as president of the European Commission in the areas of security, rule of law, and job creation.
You can watch him launch his campaign in the video player, above, from around 18h CEST.
Who is Manfred Weber?
Manfred Weber is known as a moderate power broker in Brussels and began his political career at the age of 29 when he became Bavaria’s youngest parliamentary member in 2003.
Weber was elected leader of the EPP in 2014. At 41, he was the youngest group leader in the European Parliament at the time.
He was born in Landshut, Bavaria, West Germany in 1972, and graduated with a degree in engineering from a Fachhochschule, or the University of Applied Sciences, in 1996.
Weber is known for his hard stance on migration but has rallied against European anti-immigrant populists.