Member states reject adding €50 million for Brexit preparedness

By |november 15th, 2019|Brexit, EU budget 2020, Günther Oettinger, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

EU member states refused the European Commission’s request to add €50 million to deal with a no-deal Brexit, as the national governments are refusing to increase the overall budget for 2020.

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EU faces budget deadlock as national positions drift further away

By |november 6th, 2019|EU budget, European Council, Germany, Günther Oettinger, MFF, net contributors, News, The Netherlands|

The Commission's proposal for the EU's new long-term budget has been caught in the crossfire as net contributors criticise the idea of having to pay more while a number of southern and eastern member states have joined forces to oppose planned cuts in traditional policies. 

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Tweets of the Week: Brexit Extension, Oettinger’s Budget and European Prizes

By |november 1st, 2019|Brexit, Greta Thunberg, Günther Oettinger, News, Sakharov Prize, Tweets of the week|

Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.

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Oettinger fires at “misleading” EU budget figures

By |oktober 30th, 2019|EU budget, Germany, Günther Oettinger, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The dispute between net contributors and the European Commission escalated on Wednesday (30 October) as Budget Commissioner Gunter Oettinger described as "misleading" Germany's EU budget figures reported by the media.

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‘Green Deal’ supporters resist idea of splitting energy and climate portfolio

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Connie Hedegaard, European Commission, Günther Oettinger, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, New Commission, New European Commission, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is preparing a ‘Green Deal’ team that may be led by Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Whether the climate and energy briefs will be split or kept together remains to be seen, however. 

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Selmayr prepares new ‘coup’ against Ursula von der Leyen

By |julij 25th, 2019|European Commission, future eu, Günther Oettinger, Martin Selmayr, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Martin Selmayr, secretary-general of the European Commission and Jean-Claude Juncker's protege, whose 'coup-like' rise earned him a few enemies in Brussels, will resign from his post at the end of this week. However, before that, he will be settling a ...

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Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

By |junij 5th, 2019|Erasmus, EU budget 2020, Günther Oettinger, News|

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (5 June) a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU.

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Oettinger calls for EU veto on Italy-China deal

By |marec 25th, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, China, EU-China relations, Günther Oettinger, Italy, New Silk Road, News|

Italy's participation in China's giant "Silk Road" infrastructure project sparked an outcry in Germany on Sunday (24 March), including a call for the European Union to block such deals with a veto.

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Commission eager to see the capacity of Southern gas corridor doubled

By |februar 26th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Günther Oettinger, Hungary, Ilham Aliyev, News, Romania, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Turkmenistan, Western Balkans|

A recent meeting of government officials and big energy companies in Azerbaijan signalled ambitions about doubling the capacity of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), and of more European countries becoming clients.

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Macron had ‘lost authority’ by exceeding deficit limit, Oettinger said

By |december 27th, 2018|budget, Emmanuel Macron, France, gillets jeunes, Günther Oettinger, News, stability and growth pact, Theresa May|

France president Emmanuel Macron "lost authority" by releasing a budget draft which would exceed the EU's 3% deficit limit, Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Thursday (27 December) in an interview.

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