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  • Commission to reject French budget

    News | Euro & Finance 07-10-2014

    The European Commission is likely to reject France's 2015 budget draft at the end of October, and ask for a new one that would better reflect Paris's deficit reduction obligations under European Union rules, several eurozone officials said.

  • Parliament leaves Juncker no choice but to reshuffle his team

    News | EU Priorities 2020 07-10-2014

    The formation of a new EU executive hit a fresh snag yesterday (6 October) when a parliamentary committee rejected the Hungarian nominated to run Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship due to his record in a government accused of attacking civil rights.

  • Bratušek’s poor showing adds to Juncker’s worries

    News | EU Priorities 2020 06-10-2014

    Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek, Commissioner and Vice-President-designate for Energy Union, made an unconvincing appearance in front of two European Parliament committees today (6 October). 

  • Hogan promises MEPs he will simplify CAP

    News | Agrifood 03-10-2014

    Irish Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan survived his hearing in Parliament’s AGRI Committee, in spite of attacks by the Greens, and some domestic policy issues, raised by compatriots.

  • Parliament takes one third of the Juncker team hostage

    News | Regional Policy 03-10-2014

    The European Parliament has taken so far at least six “hostages” among the commissioner-designates, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with the Commission, and a possible reshuffle of the proposed team of President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Georgieva teaches Juncker college a masterclass

    News | EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2014

    Bulgarian Commissioner-designate and Vice President responsible for budget and human resources Kristalina Georgieva made a strong and convincing case to MEPs of her priorities in the Juncker Commission, her steady performance contrasting with the tormented hearings of several of her colleagues.

  • Cañete’s hearing spells trouble for Juncker

    News | EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2014

    The formation of a new European Union executive hit trouble yesterday, as the hearing of Spanish commissioner-designate for climate and energy Miguel Arias Cañete revealed mounting opposition among MEPs against his appointment in the Juncker commission. EURACTIV Spain contributed to this article.

  • EPP holds Damocles’ sword over Cre?u

    News | Regional Policy 02-10-2014

    Corina Cre?u, Romania’s commissioner –designate for Regional Policy, left MEPs with mixed feelings following her confirmation hearing yesterday (1 October). The centre-right EPP reproached her for providing few ideas, and for lacking a proposal as to how to solve a major budgetary problem concerning her portfolio. EURACTIV Romania contributed to this article.

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

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 01-10-2014

    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.

  • Stylianides exits confirmation hearing a star

    News | Development Policy 01-10-2014

    Cypriot Commissioner-designate Christostos Stylianides, assigned the portfolio of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management by President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, made an excellent impression at his hearing yesterday (30 September) thanks to his commitment, and remarkable resemblance to movie star Omar Sharif.

  • Mimica: We must stop poverty before its starts

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 30-09-2014

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

  • French MEP cries foul at attempt to curb Moscovici’s powers

    News | EU Priorities 2020 30-09-2014

    MEP Sylvie Goulard, a spokesperson for the liberal ALDE group, asked for clarification from Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker following a leaked document according to which the powers of French Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici would be curtailed.