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Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs

Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The incoming head of the EU executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, told the European Parliament on Wednesday (22 October) that he would present his €300 billion plan for investment to bolster growth and jobs by the end of this year. Switching significantly to German during a keynote address ahead of a parliamentary vote to endorse his new […]

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European Parliament elects new European Commission

European Parliament elects new European Commission

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning (22 October), with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government to enable it to take up duty on 1 […]

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European Parliament votes on new European Commission

European Parliament votes on new European Commission

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEPs decide today (22 October) whether to approve the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. In a debate before the vote, they can also say what they think about Juncker’s plans as Commission president for the next five years. As part of European Commission election process, all candidate commissioners were questioned by MEPs to […]

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Fundamental rights and forced returns of migrants: Ombudsman opens investigation

Fundamental rights and forced returns of migrants: Ombudsman opens investigation

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has opened an investigation into how Frontex ensures the respect of fundamental rights of migrants who are subject to forced returns from the EU to their countries of origin. The EU agency, based in Warsaw, co-ordinates and finances joint return operations (JROs) in co-operation with member states. The Ombudsman sent […]

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Denis Mukwege: Winner of Sakharov Prize 2014

Denis Mukwege: Winner of Sakharov Prize 2014

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the decision by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders on 21 October. Mukwege will be invited to Strasbourg on 26 November to receive the award during the plenary session.Announcing Mukwege as the 2014 laureate, President Schulz […]

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#EER2016: Search for Europe’s most entrepreneurial city or region begins

#EER2016: Search for Europe’s most entrepreneurial city or region begins

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched the 2016 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award. Any EU region or city, regardless of their size or wealth, with outstanding, future-oriented entrepreneurial strategies can apply until 16 March 2015. The most successful, forward-looking and promising strategies will be rewarded and monitored over the coming […]

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