About: Tibor Navracsics

Agrifood 26-06-2019

Dual food quality: no East-West divide, but different compositions persist

A report published by the European Commission's research body on Monday (24 June) found that there is no 'East-West food quality discrimination in Europe'. It said there was no consistent geographical pattern in the use of same or similar packaging for products with different compositions.
Politics 28-02-2019

Commission responds to Orbán’s latest anti-immigration campaign

The European Commission reacted strongly on Thursday (28 February) to a new anti-immigration campaign launched by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán earlier this week by saying it "distorts the truth" and refuting most of its points.
Health 17-09-2018

Navracsics: EU call for healthier lifestyle is progressing, but more efforts are needed

The European Commission launched the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle a year ago, mostly to address rising obesity in the EU and promote physical activity, and it has already produced “concrete results”, Tibor Navracsics, the commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport, told EURACTIV.com.

Trans-Europe Express: Is Sánchez a man with a plan?

Last month, Pedro Sánchez brought a new and unexpected result to the European ballot box. Sánchez returned to his post as secretary general of Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) after a bitter campaign against Susana Díaz, the powerful president of Andalucía who was supported by the barons of the party.
Economy & Jobs 20-06-2017

Navracsics: Erasmus increases chances of finding work

As the Erasmus programme celebrates its 30th anniversary, Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics told EFE that the scheme “increases the possibilities for young people to enter the labour market” and that it is “one of the greatest achievements of the European Union”.
Freedom of thought 11-04-2017

Hungarian education minister: University law protestors were ‘misled’

Hungarian Minister for Education László Palkovics told reporters in Brussels that tens of thousands of protestors who oppose the country's new university law were “misled” and media reports on the legal overhaul “do not reflect the truth”.
Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Navracsics: Member states need to invest more in Erasmus to iron out inequalities

EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics said the "social attractiveness" of the Erasmus programme needs to be increased and called on the member states to make the right funds available. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Health 09-12-2016

Navracsics: New technologies are ‘unmatched vectors’ of integration

Technology can make "an enormous difference" for pupils with disabilities, offering them the same opportunities as other students, according to Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports.
Enlargement 20-10-2016

Navracsics voted against the Commission, but his EU commitment remains ‘unshaken’

The Commission told EURACTIV today (20 October) that Hungarian Commissioner Tibor Navracsics had clarified with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that his commitment to the EU remains “unshaken”, despite the fact that he voted against the Commission’s policies in the Hungarian referendum.

In Hungarian referendum, EU’s Navracsics voted against Brussels

The EU's Hungarian Commissioner, Tibor Navracsics, said in his home country that he had voted 'no' in last weekend's referendum, in which Hungarians were asked whether they approved EU-wide quotas to relocate asylum seekers.
Agrifood 28-04-2016

‘European MIT’ will look for innovators in food, industry and urban mobility

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is opening a “new chapter” to overcome some of its early mistakes, and plans to expand by adding food, the digitalisation of industry and urban mobility to its priority areas.
Sports 19-06-2015

Physical activity touted as medicine for mental illness

SPECIAL REPORT / A new report on physical activity in Europe underlines the positive impact of exercise for the body and the mind.
Languages & Culture 20-04-2015

EU literary awards come to London

SPECIAL REPORT / The winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature were announced at the London Book Fair last week (14 April).
Elections 23-02-2015

Orbán loses supermajority seeking to replace Navracsics in by-election

Hungary's ruling Fidesz-KDNP party alliance lost its dominant two-thirds majority in parliament after it lost a by-election in the town of Veszprem on Sunday (22 February).
EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Juncker wins support for ‘last-chance’ Commission

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker secured confirmation for his new Commission from MEPs today (22 October), winning over a grand coalition of Socialists and centre-right MEPs, using a combination of charm and a few last-minute tweaks to policy.
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EU Priorities 2020 17-10-2014

Juncker to request Parliament’s approval on 22 October

The European Parliament has set the hearings of Slovenia’s commissioner-designate Violeta Bulc, and, Slovakia’s Maroš Šef?ovi?, for Monday (20 October), opening the way, if everything goes well, for a vote on the entire team of President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, on 22 October.
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EU Priorities 2020 15-10-2014

Juncker plans team reshuffle

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, has proposed a minor reshuffle of his team following the EU parliament's rejection of the Slovenian nominee to the European Commission.
EU Priorities 2020 08-10-2014

Juncker team denies Bratušek threw in the towel

The European Commission strongly denied Wednesday (8 October) growing rumours that Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek, Commissioner and Vice-President-designate for Energy Union, has abandoned plans to join the Juncker team following an unconvincing hearing Monday.
EU Priorities 2020 07-10-2014

Parliament leaves Juncker no choice but to reshuffle his team

The formation of a new EU executive hit a fresh snag yesterday (6 October) when a parliamentary committee rejected the Hungarian nominated to run Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship due to his record in a government accused of attacking civil rights.
EU Priorities 2020 03-10-2014

Wrap-up: public hearings of Commissioners-designate

The European Parliament has approved on 22 October the new college of Commissioners by 423 votes in favour, 209 against, and 67 abstained. The new team can now officially take office on 1 November. 
Regional Policy 03-10-2014

Parliament takes one third of the Juncker team hostage

The European Parliament has taken so far at least six “hostages” among the commissioner-designates, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with the Commission, and a possible reshuffle of the proposed team of President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker.
Economy & Jobs 02-10-2014

Navracsics sticks to script

Hot on the heels of the Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán having announced his preference for ‘illiberal democracy’, imposing punitive taxes on independent media, and withdrawing the tax status of leftwing NGOs, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner-designate for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship seemed especially problematic.
EU Priorities 2020 29-09-2014

Make or break week begins for the Juncker Commission

The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management, in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people.
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EU Elections 2014 25-09-2014

EPP would sacrifice Moscovici if the left attacks its Commissioners

The largest party in the European Parliament has warned that it will throw out Pierre Moscovici if the left challenges their Commission candidates.