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Brexit 24-06-2015

Georgieva: Faull ‘very capable’ to lead EU’s ‘Brexit’ taskforce

“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
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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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Economy & Jobs 07-11-2014

Juncker will not face MEPs over Luxembourg tax deals

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is reluctant to face MEPs next week to shed light on whether the secret tax deals between more than 300 international companies and Luxembourg are in accordance with EU law.
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EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2014

Commission’s spokespeople say goodbye

The European Commission's team of spokespeople said ‘goodbye’ to the Brussels press on Friday, as a revamped service working for the Juncker Commission will start on Monday.
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EU Elections 2014 31-10-2014

Thomas Tindemans: observations about the new Commission

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Thomas Tindemans observes real change in the new Commission and a real need for clear communication to bring the public on board.
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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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Energy 02-10-2014

Cañete: “Neither me nor my direct family have any link to oil companies”

In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Spanish Commissioner-designate for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said he and his family are now “completely detached” from the oil sector, after he sold his shares in oil companies Ducar and Petrologis.
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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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Vella: Environment, maritime affairs and fisheries a “natural fit”

Karmenu Vella, the Maltese Commissioner-designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, failed to impress MEPs during a European Parliament confirmation hearing on Monday.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-09-2014

Juncker’s new Commission unveiled

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Wednesday (10 September) the distribution of portfolios within the new EU executive, ending months of negotiations with EU member states.
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03-09-2014

Tusk after his appointment as EU Council President: “I am really moved”

EU leaders elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Saturday to replace Herman Van Rompuy as the next President of the European Council.
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EU Priorities 2020 17-07-2014

Renzi angered after EU leaders fail to appoint Mogherini as High Representative

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was visibly angry on Wednesday after EU leaders failed to appoint Italian Federica Mogherini as the next EU Foreign Affairs Chief.
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EU Priorities 2020 17-07-2014

EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

EU leaders failed to agree on a package of top jobs in the 28-nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief and Council President.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Thorning-Schmidt: I am not a candidate for the European Council presidency

Speaking to journalists on her arrival at the June EU Summit, Danish Prime Minster Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that "It is likely we will not find a solution tonight" on who will be the next President of the European Council A day after the EU Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission, the 28 EU leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss who will become the next European Council President and EU's foreign affairs chief.

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