About: Tanja Fajon

MEPs grill Romania’s government in absentia

Procedural problems prevented Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader from addressing the European Parliament's plenary session on Wednesday (7 February) and explaining the government’s current judiciary reforms, which many MEPs see as a threat to the rule of law.
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Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit

Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit

A distinct lack of awareness means that blood cancers are not being treated as a priority health challenge at the EU level or by many national governments.
Europe's East 13-11-2014

EU-Moldova deal approved by MEPs

The European Parliament gave the green light to the EU-Moldova Association Agreement today (13 November), the first economic and political cooperation pact with a visa-free regime between a former Soviet state and the EU since the start of the Ukraine crisis.
EU Priorities 2020 14-10-2014

If Bulc is nominated, the next Dan Brown novel should be about the Brussels bubble

Some Europeans are deeply respectful of European institutions and serious about the jobs of the persons that lead it. It is a valuable project that brought peace, prosperity and democracy to the continent. It deserves full support. On the other hand, the Slovenian centre-left was cheering to the song that refrains “Europe is a gang of thieves” [see related EURACTIV article].
EU Priorities 2020 14-10-2014

Verhofstadt throws his weight behind Bulc

ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt thew his weight behind the candidacy of Violeta Bulc on Monday (13 October). A minister in Slovenia's current government, Bulc would replace Alenka Bratušek as her country’s next EU Commissioner, on the Juncker team.
EU Priorities 2020 09-10-2014

Slovenian MEP the favourite to replace Bratušek

The two largest parties in the European Parliament have today (10 October) backed Socialist MEP Tanja Fajon to replace Alenka Bratušek as Slovenia's Commissioner in the new Juncker Commission.