After Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was granted a mandate to form a new government with the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Democratic Party (PD), EURACTIV.com spoke with Italian MEPs from the parties involved in the summer political crisis to find out about the reaction in Brussels.
Several Italian MEPs have voiced concern and criticism after a lawmaker from Matteo Salvini’s ruling Lega party hinted at the possibility of removing an EU civil servant from his duties, after having had an argument with him on Twitter.
After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
Made in Italy is a unique collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Employment, Unioncamere, Google and Italian SMEs, created to boost digital skills, improve business competitiveness and tackle youth unemployment.
We need more European funds for innovation. We must strengthen collaboration among potential beneficiaries. We shall give young innovators the chance they deserve to build up the basis of Europe's smart growth. These are some of the conclusions that Brando Benifei MEP and Victor Negrescu MEP draw following on the discussions at last week's Knowledge4Innovation Summit.
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.
SPECIAL REPORT: The Olympic flame arrived for the first time in Belgium as part of the Special Olympics European summer games on Tuesday (9 September), turning attention to an event few people in the EU sphere had heard of until now.
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