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EU Priorities 2020 11-06-2014

Former journalists take on new MEP roles

The May EU elections catapulted a number of journalists-turned-politicians into the European Parliament. As the gap between the EU institution and the citizen remains huge, will they do a better job at "communicating Europe"?. The EURACTIV Network reports.
Olli Rehn
EU Elections 2014 26-05-2014

Commissioners search for signals to decide their future

Seven Commissioners have won MEP seats, but four of them are undecided if they will take them or stay on as Commissioners, in order to maximise their chances for a better future outside the European Parliament, EURACTIV has learned.
EU Elections 2014 13-05-2014

New parties – likely kingmakers in next European parliament

Several new political forces will make their appearance in the European Parliament for the first time following the European elections. All will be “non-attached” in the beginning, but  many of their MEPs will gravitate towards established political groups. The EURACTIV network reports.

Commission’s corruption report gets mixed reviews across EU

The European Commission's first ever report on corruption in the EU's 28 member states, published earlier this month, was met with mixed feelings across the bloc, with some countries acknowledging shortcomings and others ignoring it or complaining of being slandered by the EU executive, the EURACTIV network reports.