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# European People's Party

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Police raid European People's Party headquarters in Brussels
The party, of which Fine Gael is a member, confirmed the raid earlier today.
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Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.
If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney
The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..
Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?
The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.
Enda's 'Personal intervention' led to Lucinda quitting Euro job
The former Europe Minister has resigned as EPP Vice President. It’s claimed the Taoiseach asked party bosses to remove her from the role earlier this summer.
Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.
Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
But she is happy today with her own party wins.
Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’
Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.
The 7 meanest things people said about Bono's speech in Dublin
Way harsh, Ireland.
Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out'
The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.
Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress
Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.
Political heavyweights? Kenny Egan met Vitali Klitschko in Dublin today (PIC)
It had to happen…
Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'
Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.
Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today
The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.
Mitchell cites technicality as he is only Irish MEP to abstain from EU anti-homophobia vote
The Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate was the only Irish MEP not to vote in favour of the final resolution but insisted he supports the resolution.
Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election
Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.
'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it
European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.
There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.
Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today
It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.
The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin
The European People’s Party, the biggest group in the European Parliament, is choosing its candidate in Dublin.
'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout
Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.
Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels
The German chancellor says short-term measures to stop Spain and Italy from going under won’t cut it.
MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.
MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.
Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.
Kenny and Sarkozy underline differences ahead of crunch EU summit
Speaking at an EPP congress in Marseille, Kenny wants Europe to use the treaty it has – and Sarkozy demands a new one.
EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit
Over a dozen heads of state – including Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel – will meet in Marseille before the crisis summit.
When Enda met Jose: the Hollywood version
Fine Gael’s official video of Kenny and Noonan’s meeting with Jose Manuel Barroso takes on a Mission: Impossible feel.