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Languages & Culture 28-04-2011

EU chiefs line up for John Paul II beatification

Sunday's (1 May) beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II will be attended by EU officials at the highest level, with Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Jerzy Buzek all expected in Rome to mark the occasion. By contrast, most EU heads of state have instead chosen to mark Labour Day.
Public Affairs 31-03-2011

Parliament half-opens its doors to OLAF

The European Parliament made today (31 March) a small step forward in a corruption case involving at least four MEPs by admitting that it is within the remit of the EU's anti-fraud office to investigate the matter. But it stood firm in its insistence that any such investigation would require a mandate from a national judicial authority.
Global Europe 11-02-2011

EU hails Egypt’s Mubarak resignation

Brussels cheered after Egypt's President stepped down today (11 February) following 18 days of massive protests. "Today the voice of the Egyptian people was heard. Political responsibility has prevailed," said European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek.
Future EU 24-01-2011

Buzek: Cost of non-Europe is greater than cost of Europe

Freezing the European Union's budget as demanded by some countries would be "very dangerous" as the EU needs greater investments to overcome the economic crisis, said European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Future EU 24-11-2010

Parliament sticks to its guns on 2011 budget

The European Parliament is sticking to its guns by insisting on including in the 2011 EU budget "political commitments" which were recently rejected by the UK and the Netherlands, it emerged after a debate held on the EU assembly's premises in Strasbourg yesterday (23 November).
Future EU 16-11-2010

UK, Netherlands block 2011 EU budget

European Parliament negotiators failed to overcome opposition from the UK and the Netherlands to the 2011 budget yesterday night (15 November), calling into question funding for ambitious projects such as the EU diplomatic service and the ITER nuclear reactor.
Central Europe 21-10-2010

Parliament’s ‘political president’ marks halfway term

Jerzy Buzek is the first president of the European Parliament in many years to give the role a more political aura rather than just maintain a purely institutional function, according to a leading political analyst.
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2010

Parliament chief drums up support for EU ‘energy community’

Europe is at a crossroads: to boost growth and emerge from the economic crisis, it needs to forge an energy community with or without treaty change, said European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek at a meeting with national parliamentarians in Brussels. 
Public Affairs 23-03-2010

Buzek suggests electing EU commissioners

Jerzy Buzek, the Polish president of the European Parliament, has suggested that future EU commissioners should compete in Europe-wide elections to get a "democratic mandate".
Global Europe 01-02-2010

Buzek slams Moscow for protester crackdown

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek called on the Russian authorities to cease a "heavy-handed" crackdown on peaceful protests following the arrest of some 100 anti-Kremlin protesters on Sunday, including Oleg Orlov, head of the 'Memorial' human rights centre and winner of the 2009 Sakharov Prize.  
Languages & Culture 27-01-2010

Buzek caught up in Israeli Holocaust controversy

Jerzy Buzek, the president of the European Parliament, came under fire from Israeli intellectuals yesterday (26 January) for comparing the Nazi genocide with Communist oppression ahead of a Holocaust remembrance day in Auschwitz.
EU Priorities 2020 05-11-2009

Buzek calls for creation of EU Energy Community

Speaking yesterday (4 November) at the opening ceremony of the College of Europe's Bruges campus, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek identified the creation of a European Energy Community as the next big vision for Europe.
Public Affairs 27-10-2009

Buzek defends French Parliament seat

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek is a passionate defender of the European Parliament's Strasbourg seat, Belgian daily La Libre Belgique reported last week.
Central Europe 15-09-2009

Buzek ready to shape EU agenda, face the unexpected

The next five years will see great economic, environmental and institutional challenges, but the new president of the European Parliament, Polish MEP Jerzy Buzek, is ready to deal with the unexpected and eager to shape the EU agenda "in the best interests of the Union's citizens," he told EURACTIV. 
Central Europe 15-09-2009

Buzek: Determined to shape EU agenda, but ready for unexpected

Ahead of his inaugural speech today, newly-elected president of the European Parliament, Polish centre-right MEP Jerzy Buzek (EPP), gave EURACTIV a glimpse of his priorities for the coming years in an interview. 
Enlargement 29-05-2000

Government crisis in Poland

Polish prime minister Jerzy Buzek is under pressure to resign.
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