About: European Parliament hearings

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Energy 04-12-2014

Cañete defends climate and energy credentials

Miguel Cañete, a controversial choice as Energy and Climate Commissioner, today (4 December) defended his credentials for the post.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Juncker: This will be the ‘last chance Commission’

The new Juncker Commission was approved on Wednesday after a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Barroso’s swan song

European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso held a final speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office. Speaking for over half an hour, Barroso pointed out at what he considered the achievements of the Barroso II Commission, highlighting trade agreements, the Banking Union and the climate goals.
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Energy 21-10-2014

Šef?ovi?: “The time for a European Energy Union has clearly come”

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Vice-President designate for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? told MEPs that it is “Russia is increasingly using gas supply as an instrument of pressure and as a political weapon against Ukraine and this is totally unacceptable.”
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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.
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Transport 17-10-2014

Will Bulc invite the Parliament to “look through the density of consciousness”?

New Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc will be quizzed by MEPs on Monday, only two days before the new Juncker commission is due to be voted on by the European Parliament in Strasbourg,
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EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2014

Doubts loom over new Commission start date

Doubts loom over new Commission start date
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Economy & Jobs 09-10-2014

Parliament confirms Hill as EU Commissioner

Jonathan Hill was confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday as EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, after facing questions by MEPs over his commitment to the EU and whether he would use the position to work in favour of the City of London. Hill was the only Commissioner called back to a second hearing with MEPs.
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Politics 08-10-2014

Timmermans supports mandatory EU lobby register

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, designated First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told MEPs if approved, he would draw up proposals for mandatory lobby register across EU institutions.
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Europe's East 07-10-2014

Mogherini: “We will need to reassess relations with Russia in the next 5 years”

Vice-president designate and High Representative-designate of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has said that even though Russia could not be seen as a “strategic partner” anymore, Moscow was nonetheless a “strategic country and neighbour.”
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EU Priorities 2020 07-10-2014

Parliament rejects Hungary’s Navracsics as education and culture commissioner

The European Parliament's culture and education committee has rejected to endorse Hungary's Tibor Navracsics as the future Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship commissioner due to his record in a government accused of attacking civil rights. MEPs voted on Monday to accept Navracsics in another role within the new Juncker's commission.
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Energy 07-10-2014

Bratušek: “The EU is the solution, not the problem”

Former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, Commissioner and Vice-President-designate for Energy Union, made an unconvincing appearance in front of the European Parliament on Monday, after her expertise was tested by both the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and the Committee of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
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Development Policy 01-10-2014

Stylianides: “Each euro invested in resilience saves €7 in emergency aid”

In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Cypriot Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christostos Stylianides said on that “investing in resilience is more effective than crisis response”. Stylianides showed his ambition to work with High Representative Federica Mogherini to address the root causes of conflicts.
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Development Policy 30-09-2014

Mimica: We must stop poverty before its starts

Commissioner-designate for Development Neven Mimica sailed through his hearing without difficulty, as MEPs from the development committee quizzed him on Monday.