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Future EU 01-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Urpilainen/Johansson/Kyriakides

The European Parliament will be grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October.

Legal wrangling looms over EU plan to suspend visa-free travel

A mechanism allowing the suspension of visa-free travel for third countries was adopted by the European Parliament last week, but controversial legal issues remain over the increasing problem of 'fake' asylum-seekers, often Roma from the Western Balkan countries.

Commission strife risks delaying data protection overhaul

A dire debate within the European Commission risks delaying once more the publication of a comprehensive package on the review of data protection rules. After significantly working out the original text, the only remaining opponent seems to be EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.  

EU to ease restrictions on seasonal workers

The European Commission yesterday (13 June) announced plans to ease restrictions on seasonal migrant workers and make it easier for companies to transfer high-skilled employees into the European Union.

Malmström steady but ‘lacking ambition’ in hearing

Swedish Commissioner-designate for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström gave a steady account to the European Parliament in a confirmation hearing yesterday (19 January), but was accused by some MEPs of lacking ambition in her proposals.