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Gianni Pittella: ‘EU’s role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism’

Gianni Pittella: ‘EU’s role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism’

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

During a two-day mission to Israel and Palestine, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) met with a series of high-level politicians including Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Labour Party Chairman Isaac Herzog, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki. The S&D delegation to Israel and Palestine was […]

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Statement by President Barroso following European Council

Statement by President Barroso following European Council

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Good evening, “As this is the first time (31 August) I speak with you after those appointments, let me extend my congratulations to my good friend Donald Tusk and to Federica Mogherini on their appointments. I know they are both deeply committed Europeans and I am sure that, together with Jean-Claude Juncker, they will make […]

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European public broadcasters react to Lamy report on spectrum allocation

European public broadcasters react to Lamy report on spectrum allocation

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed the European Commission’s High Level Group report recommending that the EU safeguard access to spectrum below 700 MHz for digital terrestrial television until 2030. However, it is concerned about the early release of the 700 MHz frequencies. The group chaired by former European commissioner and WTO Director General […]

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Jiří Buriánek takes over reins as Committee of the Regions’ secretary-general

Jiří Buriánek takes over reins as Committee of the Regions’ secretary-general

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jiří Buriánek (pictured) took over as secretary-general of the Committee of the Regions today (1 September). The former Director at the Secretariat-General of the Council of the EU succeeds Daniel Janssens and Gerhard Stahl heading the administration of the European Union’s assembly of local and regional authorities. On taking office Jiří Buriánek said:”Following the recent […]

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What difference will Europe’s new leadership team make?

What difference will Europe’s new leadership team make?

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Denis MacShane           As elsewhere in today’s EU affairs, the new leadership team has Made-in-Berlin firmly stamped on the package.  Donald Tusk, the president of the Council, is Angela Merkel’s favourite among her EPP cohort of prime ministers.     He speaks Polish and Kaszubian, the dialect of the small region of Kaszubia behind Gdansk where […]

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Italy’s Mogherini and Poland’s Tusk get top EU jobs

Italy’s Mogherini and Poland’s Tusk get top EU jobs

EU leaders have appointed Italy’s Federica Mogherini as EU foreign policy chief and Poland’s Donald Tusk as European Council president. The announcement came in tweets from the current council president, Herman Van Rompuy, at an EU summit. Mogherini, a centre-left politician, is Italy’s foreign minister. She will replace the UK’s Catherine Ashton. Tusk, Poland’s centre-right […]

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