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European Parliament remembers Paris terror victims

Members of the European Parliament on Monday paid tribute to the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, amid calls to award Charlie Hebdo an "exceptional" Sakharov Prize for freedom of expression. EurActiv France reports
EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2014

Juncker set to survive censure motion as MEPs trade insults

A no-confidence motion in the EU's new chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker had no chance of success after the Eurosceptic lawmakers who brought it traded insults with the bigger parties in the European Parliament on Monday (24 November).
Euro & Finance 19-11-2014

Juncker faces censure motion over Luxembourg tax deals

The European Commission faces a censure motion in the European Parliament next week after right-wing, and far-right Eurosceptic lawmakers united to condemn the role its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, played in Luxembourg tax evasion schemes.

Juncker defines 10 priorities for EU, seeks inter-institutional support

EXCLUSIVE: In a letter to the President of the European Parliament and to the Italian Presidency obtained by EurActiv, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposes a better coordinated working program of EU institutions and fleshes out the 10 priorities he has identified for 2015.
EU Elections 2014 29-10-2014

Almost half of French MEPs have second jobs

30 out of France's 74 MEPs have sources of income besides their elected mandates, according to the French High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP). EurActiv.fr reports.
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UK & Europe 21-10-2014

Farage's eurosceptic group saved by Polish MEP

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic group in the European Parliament reformed on Tuesday after the arrival of Polish MEP Robert Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.
UK & Europe 20-10-2014

MEP from party led by racist could save Farage's EFDD

UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament is expected to reform after a Polish MEP from a party led by a racist joined the Eurosceptic faction.
Elections 16-10-2014

Farage's EFDD group in Parliament collapses

UKIP leader Nigel Farage's group in the European Parliament, the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), was dissolved on Thursday (16 October) after Latvian MEP Iveta Gricule decided to leave the group.
EU Elections 2014 09-10-2014

National Front renews hunt for European funding

After failing to form a group in the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen's National Front will seek EU funding by forming a new European political party. EurActiv France reports.
Public Affairs 01-10-2014

French MEPs drag their feet on multiple mandates

French politicians, already notorious for holding multiple political positions at home, will be able to continue doing so in the European Parliament until 2019. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 01-10-2014

Health community debates impact of EU elections

SPECIAL REPORT: Policymakers, health organisations and industry will be discussing what the EU election year means for public health at the 17th annual European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) in Austria, which kicks off today (1 October).
EU Priorities 2020 23-09-2014

MEPs load their guns for EU commissioner hearings

European parliament committees expressed their concerns about the structure, portfolios and competences of candidates in written questions to the 27 commissioners-designate. The queries were sent to the candidates last week as part of the approval process of the new Juncker Commission.
EU Elections 2014 08-09-2014

National Front MEP calls for the 'elimination' of French Jihadists

Aymeric Chauprade, a French Member of the European Parliament, has written a blog post calling for the "elimination" of French jihadists who join the fighting in Syria and Iraq, shaking the high the ranks of his own party, the National Front (NF).
UK & Europe 22-08-2014

Bowles blasted over move to City

The MEP who led calls to cap fund managers’ bonuses has slammed Sharon Bowles, the ex-chairman of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, for taking a job with the London Stock Exchange.
Future EU 01-08-2014

Auditors put price tag on EU Parliament 'travelling circus'

Roughly €114 million is spent every year to move the European Parliament between its Brussels and Strasbourg seats every month, according to a new assessment by the European Court of Auditors. EurActiv Germany reports.
EU Elections 2014 29-07-2014

Elections boosted belief that Europeans have a voice

Despite the victory of Euroscepticism in the EU elections, more Europeans believe their voice counts in the EU than ever before. EurActiv France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 29-07-2014

Juncker's call for female commissioners falls on deaf ears

EU member states have until 31 July to present their nominations for commissioner in the next European Commission. Just days before the deadline, it seems that Juncker’s call for more female candidates has fallen on deaf ears. EurActiv France gives an overview of the issue of gender balance and political parity between men and women in the executive.
EU Elections 2014 23-07-2014

France struggles to present EU Commission candidate

The French government still has not chosen its official candidate to become Commissioner. The UMP is questioning Pierre Moscovici’s credibility in the eyes of the European Parliament, while the left wants a female commissioner for political parity. EurActiv France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2014

New president, new 'Constitution'?

Juncker's election might mark a new phase of European construction. But the Union's institutional, political and constitutional foundations need renovation, writes Yves Bertoncini.
EU Elections 2014 18-07-2014

Greens attack 'golden hello' for interim commissioners

Newly-elected interim commissioners will take office for just three months. They were elected in haste, and transfer allowances, to bring them to Brussels, will cost the EU €160,000. EurActiv France reports.
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EU Priorities 2020 17-07-2014

Renzi angered after EU leaders fail to appoint Mogherini as High Representative

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was visibly angry on Wednesday after EU leaders failed to appoint Italian Federica Mogherini as the next EU Foreign Affairs Chief.
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EU Priorities 2020 17-07-2014

EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

EU leaders failed to agree on a package of top jobs in the 28-nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief and Council President.
EU Elections 2014 17-07-2014

French Socialists expose frailty of EU Parliament coalition

Only a minority of French MEPs voted in favour of Jean-Claude Juncker becoming President of the EU Commission. The EPP, S&D and ALDE coalition is already showing cracks. EurActiv France reports.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Thorning-Schmidt: I am not a candidate for the European Council presidency

Speaking to journalists on her arrival at the June EU Summit, Danish Prime Minster Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that "It is likely we will not find a solution tonight" on who will be the next President of the European Council A day after the EU Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission, the 28 EU leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss who will become the next European Council President and EU's foreign affairs chief.