About: Alenka Bratušek

Elections 12-03-2015

Bratušek faces Slovenian court for nominating herself a candidate for Commissioner

Slovenian police raided the home of ex-prime minister Alenka Bratušek yesterday (11 March) in search of evidence that she might have abused her position when her cabinet nominated her last year as a candidate for European commissioner.
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Transport 21-10-2014

Bulc to MEPs: “You learned I walk on fire. I thought I would get burnt but I didn’t”

Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc appeared to make an excellent impression on MEPs during her confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on Monday.
Transport 21-10-2014

Bulc walks on fire… and survives

Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc, who reportedly has trained as shaman and is able to walk on fire, made an excellent impression at her European Parliament confirmation hearing yesterday evening (20 October).
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EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2014

Doubts loom over new Commission start date

Doubts loom over new Commission start date
Jean-Claude Juncker [European Commission]
EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2014

Juncker plans team reshuffle

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, has proposed a minor reshuffle of his team following the EU parliament's rejection of the Slovenian nominee to the European Commission.
EU Priorities 2020 14-10-2014

If Bulc is nominated, the next Dan Brown novel should be about the Brussels bubble

Some Europeans are deeply respectful of European institutions and serious about the jobs of the persons that lead it. It is a valuable project that brought peace, prosperity and democracy to the continent. It deserves full support. On the other hand, the Slovenian centre-left was cheering to the song that refrains “Europe is a gang of thieves” [see related EURACTIV article].
EU Priorities 2020 14-10-2014

Verhofstadt throws his weight behind Bulc

ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt thew his weight behind the candidacy of Violeta Bulc on Monday (13 October). A minister in Slovenia's current government, Bulc would replace Alenka Bratušek as her country’s next EU Commissioner, on the Juncker team.
EU Priorities 2020 09-10-2014

Slovenian MEP the favourite to replace Bratušek

The two largest parties in the European Parliament have today (10 October) backed Socialist MEP Tanja Fajon to replace Alenka Bratušek as Slovenia's Commissioner in the new Juncker Commission.
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and leading figure of the Socialists & Democrats [European Parliament/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 09-10-2014

Small parties fume at backroom deals over Juncker team

A left-right alliance of big parties in the European Parliament delivered a near-complete endorsement of the new European Commission on Wednesday (8 October), after a week of partisan haggling that threatened to wreck Jean-Claude Juncker's lineup.
EU Priorities 2020 09-10-2014

Poto?nik may get fourth term

Current Slovenian Commissioner Janez Poto?nik could be the choice of Prime Minister Miro Cerar, replacing Alenka Bratušek, the only Juncker Commissioner-designate that MEPs rejected.
EU Priorities 2020 08-10-2014

Cañete safe after EPP-Socialist deal, but Bratušek is out

Alenka Bratušek, the Slovenian candidate for a senior Energy Union Vice-President role in the new Juncker Commission, was (8 October) overwhelmingly rejected tonight by the European Parliament, on a night MEPs also controversially backed Miguel Cañete as Climate and Energy Commissioner.
EU Priorities 2020 08-10-2014

Juncker team denies Bratušek threw in the towel

The European Commission strongly denied Wednesday (8 October) growing rumours that Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek, Commissioner and Vice-President-designate for Energy Union, has abandoned plans to join the Juncker team following an unconvincing hearing Monday.