About: Juncker Commission

EU Elections 2019 19-02-2019

Vestager ranked best EU Commissioner, favourite to succeed Juncker

EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is the clear favourite to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, according to the results of a Europe-wide online survey unveiled today (19 February).
Elections 18-04-2018

The Brief – Selmayr stays. What next?

Is the Selmayr affair closed? That, at least, is how the Commission reads the resolution adopted by the European Parliament today. 
Digital 12-01-2018

EU scrambles to finish digital single market in 2018

The European Commission has set a tough goal for 2018 of wrapping up legal negotiations on all 25 of the digital single market proposals that it announced since 2015. It will be an uphill battle: there are 13 files still open and fights are simmering over several contentious issues.
Public Affairs 19-12-2016

Commission ups the pressure on Bulgaria to nominate new Commissioner

Brussels today (19 December) increased the pressure on Bulgaria to nominate a Commissioner to replace Kristalina Georgieva, by saying that the digital economy portfolio will only be available until the end of this week.

Commission officials demotivated by Juncker-Timmermans bottleneck

Jean-Claude Juncker has put the brakes on the Brussels legislative machine, leading many EU officials to develop an alleged “identity crisis”. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 30-09-2015

Juncker warns Commissioners not to skip College meetings

EXCLUSIVE / Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a letter to all 27 Commissioners warning them not to skip the weekly College meetings, which is the executive’s most important decision-making body.
Public Affairs 20-05-2015

Lobbyists shift tactics to espouse Commission’s ‘cluster’ structure

In the past year, EU lobbyists in Brussels have shifted their modus operandi to look increasingly outwards for allies in a move to adapt to the new cluster structure of the European Commission.
Hotel California
EU Priorities 2020 24-04-2015

The Juncker Commission’s hotel lifestyle

Commissioners are encouraged to be present in both Brussels and at home, even if this leads to unconventional arrangements. Jean-Claude Juncker and Pierre Moscovici both accepted a settling-in grant for the move to Brussels, despite staying in hotels in the EU capital. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 12-03-2015

Bratušek faces Slovenian court for nominating herself a candidate for Commissioner

Slovenian police raided the home of ex-prime minister Alenka Bratušek yesterday (11 March) in search of evidence that she might have abused her position when her cabinet nominated her last year as a candidate for European commissioner.

Commission seeks to revive battered social dialogue

In a move to give new impetus to social partners’ relations, seen as instrumental in the new economic governance set up, the European Commission launched on Thursday (5 March) a new start for social dialogue.
Global Europe 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The world needs the EU more than ever

David Miliband, the UK Foreign Secretary between 2007 to 2010, told EURACTIV that in his present capacity as President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), he was often told by colleagues that the EU should get its act together and play a bigger role in global affairs.
Digital 03-03-2015

Rifkin: Juncker plan not enough to lift Europe’s struggling economy

Europe needs to mobilise much more than €315 billion to embark in the transformation of its economy, create millions of jobs, create new business opportunities and create a genuine post-carbon society, said Jeremy Rifkin in an interview with EURACTIV.
Security 18-02-2015

Juncker appoints former rival Barnier as security advisor

France's former Internal Market Commissioner is on his way back to Brussels in the guise of Jean-Claude Juncker's new special advisor on defence and security. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 05-02-2015

Wrap-up: first 100 days of #TeamJunckerEU

EURACTIV looks back at the first 100 days of the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, showing how the new team progressed.   
EU Priorities 2020 05-02-2015

#TeamJunckerEU hits 100-day mark, gets passing grade

Beginning his mandate with a promise to deliver a new start for Europe, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gets a mixed review after his first 100 days in office.
Economy & Jobs 19-12-2014

Confidence in the EU on the rise

Citizens' confidence in the European Union has grown since the European elections in May 2014. The uncertain economic situation and immigration are among the main issues still causing concern for the electorate. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 19-12-2014

Divided EU leaders give nod to €315bn Juncker plan

European Union leaders endorsed a new €315 billion investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth at a summit in Brussels yesterday (18 December), despite deep differences over the substance of the plan.

Commission to cut maternity leave from 2015 work programme

The European Commission has presented its severely pared back work programme for 2015. Frans Timmermans has threatened to withdraw the maternity leave directive if an agreement is not reached within six months. EURACTIV France reports

Juncker tells Britain to ease up on migrants

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned Britain not to discriminate against workers from fellow EU countries and said any moves to restrict the free movement of people could ultimately harm capital flows into London's financial centre.
Frans Timmermans at his Parliament hearing [European Parliament / Flickr]

Commission plans to ditch circular economy and air pollution rules

The European Commission plans to scrap its flagship Circular Economy package and anti-air pollution rules next week.
Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. 2013 [The Council of the European Union]
EU Priorities 2020 11-12-2014

Monti lends a hand to Juncker’s investment plan

A paper presented by former Commissioner and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and French liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard Wednesday (10 December) suggests ways to permanently encourage investment in the Union through an adaptation of EU rules on fiscal discipline.
EU Priorities 2020 03-12-2014

Juncker investment plan: project list imminent

SPECIAL REPORT: European regions and sectors hoping to benefit from the new €315 billion Juncker investment plan will be named on a list set to be published shortly by a joint task force of the European Investment Bank and the Commission.
German Vice Chancellor and Energy and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel [The Council of the European Union]
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2014

Germany says Juncker plan short on cash and details

The European Commission's 300 billion euro plan to boost investment in Europe is not big enough and lacks details, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday (1 December).
[Götz A. Primke/Flickr httpbit.ly1tox9Bw]
Euro & Finance 28-11-2014

Juncker reprimands Oettinger over French deficit editorial

The President of the European Commission has reprimanded the German Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, in front of the College of Commissioners. EURACTIV France reports

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