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EU Priorities 2020 22-01-2014

German Bundestag scrutinises 2014 Commission work programme

The German Bundestag has held its first debate on the European Commission's work programme since the document was tabled in October 2013, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Enlargement 14-01-2010

Füle: ‘I’ll make enlargement more political’

Štefan Füle, the European Union's commissioner-designate for enlargement, breezed through his parliamentary hearing on 12 January by strategically defining his mandate and saying he will treat Turkey's EU entry bid fairly.

Barroso’s social pledge fails to convince

Reappointed European Commission President José Manuel Barroso's pledge to reinvigorate the EU's social agenda has received a mixed reception among stakeholders, with some tentatively hopeful and others fearing "business as usual".
EU Priorities 2020 09-09-2009

Rasmussen dismisses Barroso programme as ‘business as usual’

European Socialist Party leader Poul Nyrup Rasmussen yesterday (8 September) issued a scathing dismissal of José Manuel Barroso's programme of priorities for the next five years, describing it as "business as usual" and claiming he had "stumbled at the first hurdle" in his re-election campaign.
Brexit 31-08-2009

Next Commission needs ‘courage’ to redress Europe’s economy, experts say

Political analysts in Brussels are urging the next European Commission to be bolder and more strategic than it has been so far in proposing ways out of the crisis as it will have to ward off economic nationalism and win over EU governments and citizens.
EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2008

Commission unveils ambitious final year agenda

The European Commission published the details of its 2009 work programme earlier this month. The document is surprisingly ambitious given that the Barroso executive's mandate ends halfway through 2009.
Public Affairs 26-05-2008

EU lobbying transparency endgame expected by 2010

As the European Commission prepares to unveil its voluntary lobbyists register next month, Brussels insiders say no meaningful decisions are to be expected before the next Commission is appointed in autumn 2009.
Future EU 28-02-2007

EU priorities for 2007: Meeting the challenges of globalisation

Presenting the Commission's priorites for 2007, Secretary-General Catherine Day said that the EU must focus on meeting the challenges of globalisation to avoid an anti-EU backlash from citizens.
Future EU 25-10-2006

Commission issues work programme for 2007

Prosperity, solidarity, security, and a stronger voice in the world to be the basis for action in 2007.
Future EU 26-09-2006

Interview with European Commission Secretary-General Catherine Day

Catherine Day outlines her assessment of the relevant achievements of the present Commission, the challenge of connecting with the public and her opinions on the executive's evolving role.