Transport committee chair: The aim is to put climate on political agenda in all sectors

By |julij 23rd, 2019|EU top jobs, European Greens, European Parliament, Karima Delli, kerosene tax, News, rail, road transport, TRAN, transport committee|

In an interview with EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement, the newly elected chair of the European Parliament's committee on transport and tourism (TRAN), French Green MEP Karima Delli, spoke about her new priorities. These include relaunch...

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Nord Stream 2, EU drifting towards legal arbitration

By |julij 19th, 2019|EU top jobs, geopolitics, News, Nord Stream-2|

The European Commission and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company are heading toward legal arbitration in their dispute, with a risk of huge fines for EU taxpayers and uncertainties for the Gazprom-led company that are even more difficult to evaluate.

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Bulgarian EPP deputy: Don’t take vote for Ursula von der Leyen for granted

By |julij 15th, 2019|Bulgaria, Dacian Cioloş, EPP, EU top jobs, News, Poland, rule of law, Sergey Stanishev, Ursula von der Leyen|

Part of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) has serious doubts about Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination for President of the European Commission and may not support her, Bulgarian MEP Radan Kanev told news website EUelectionsBulgaria.com.

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Winners and losers in race for the EU’s top jobs

By |julij 9th, 2019|EU top jobs, francophonie, gender parity, geographical criteria, News|

The distribution of the various key positions within the European institutions needs to take into account a delicate balance between geographical and political origin. In this complex exercise, some fared better than others. EURACTIV France reports.

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Juncker will need to accept replacement Commissioners from Romania, Estonia

By |julij 9th, 2019|Estonia, EU top jobs, European elections 2019, European Parliament, News, Romania|

Faced with opposition from the member states, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was unable to block the replacement of the Romanian and Estonian commissioners, who were elected as MEPs and already took their MEP seats.

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German conservative boss warns coalition partners on Europe

By |julij 8th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, EU top jobs, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The woman in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor warned her junior coalition partners against blocking the appointment of a German to head the European Commission, saying this would put their coalition under "maximum strain".

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Chizhov: Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

By |julij 8th, 2019|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU top jobs, Frans Timmermans, INF Treaty, LNG, MH17, News, Normandy format, nuclear arms, Pavlo Klimkin, Turkish Stream, Ukraine crisis, Ursula von der Leyen, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia's Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation in Ukraine, including the MH17, and America's bid to challenge Russian gas.

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MEPs furious over Council’s ‘backroom horse-trade’ on EU top jobs

By |julij 4th, 2019|Donald Tusk, EU top jobs, European Council, European Parliament, MEPs, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

Lawmakers of the newly constituted European Parliament slammed EU leaders on Thursday (4 July) for their 'backroom package deal' on the EU's top jobs, with a potential inter-institutional conflict looming ahead as the chamber's decision to approve it i...

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Charles Michel, the compromise builder

By |julij 3rd, 2019|Belgium, Charles Michel, EU top jobs, European Council, News|

Embattled at home in politically divided Belgium, Mr Nice Guy on European stage - outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Chárles Michel, whom EU leaders designated to take over the European Council helm from Donald Tusk, might prove to be an unexpected, but suitable pick.

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Finland softens opposition to eurozone budget as it takes over EU Presidency

By |junij 27th, 2019|Antti Rinne, carbon neutrality, EU top jobs, eurozone budget, Finland, Finnish Presidency, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, rule of law, top jobs|

On the eve of assuming the EU's rotating presidency, the new centre-left Prime Minister of Finland, Antti Rinne, accepted on Wednesday (26 June) the possibility of a “small” eurozone budget to support investments, as long as it remains part of the EU’s long-term spending plans.

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