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Central Europe 06-07-2012

EU concern over Romanian power struggle

Attempts by Romania’s new prime minister, Victor Ponta, to impeach the country’s president Traian B?sescu – under way at an extraordinary meeting in the Bucharest parliament this afternoon – are rattling the Commission amidst concerns over democracy.
EU Priorities 2020 13-07-2009

EU Parliament opens amid horse-trading over top seats

A little more than a month after the elections, the European Parliament is preparing to re-start the EU's legislative engine this week. The 736 newly-elected MEPs will meet on 14-16 July in Strasbourg for a constitutive session aimed at appointing the president and vice-presidents of the new assembly and distributing top committee chairs.
EU Priorities 2020 26-03-2009

Face-off between Italians, Poles over Parliament presidency

Banking on remaining the largest group in the EU assembly after the June elections, the centre-right EPP-ED group is already delving into its pool of delegates to select the appropriate candidate to nominate for the Parliament presidency: will it be Poland's Jerzy Buzek or Italy's Mario Mauro?
EU Priorities 2020 16-02-2009

Spectre of Iraq war looms large over EU top jobs race

The opening of national inquiries into the decisions that led the British and Dutch governments to support the US-led invasion in Iraq may be extremely relevant to this year's race for top EU jobs, diplomatic sources told EURACTIV.
EU Priorities 2020 07-05-2008

Sarkozy drops Blair as ‘Mr. Europe’ favourite

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has changed his mind over who should be the first ever permanent President of the European Council, according to press reports.
Future EU 14-01-2008

Blair speech sparks EU presidency speculation

Tony Blair has set out his vision for the future of European democracy as speculation mounts over the identity of the first president of the EU, set to be inaugurated in 2009.
Elections 15-01-2007

Conservatives nominate Sarkozy for France’s top job

Nicolas Sarkozy, the man who has called for a mini-treaty to solve Europe’s constitutional deadlock, has won his party’s nomination for the upcoming French presidential elections later this year.