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Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts: ‘The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon’

Justice Commissioner Martine Reicherts: ‘The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon’

Lyon, France 18 August 2014 “Just as work on the data protection reform has picked up speed and urgency, detractors are attempting to throw a new spanner in the works. They are trying to use the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on the right to be forgotten to undermine our reform. They […]

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Speech: Kamall to Juncker – do you want your Commission to be last of old, or first of new?

Speech: Kamall to Juncker – do you want your Commission to be last of old, or first of new?

Where Jean-Claude Juncker proposes a forward-looking agenda of leadership for a new era, the ECR will support him. However, when he looks backwards towards a more centralized European superstate “we will propose a positive alternative”, Syed Kamall, European Conservatives and Reformists Group leader, said in today’s speech ahead of Juncker’s confirmation vote in the European […]

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Neelie Kroes: ‘Europe is ready for change’

Neelie Kroes: ‘Europe is ready for change’

Neelie KROES, speaking at the event ‘European Parliament elections: Future Directions for Europe and Implications for Australia’ – hosted by Melbourne Press Club. Melbourne, Australia, 18 June 2014 “I think it’s wise to start my speech with an admission: the European Union can be difficult to comprehend…that goes for insiders as well as observers, I […]

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Speech: Brussels Economic Forum: From fire-fighting to structural change

Speech: Brussels Economic Forum: From fire-fighting to structural change

Olli Rehn, speaking at the Brussels Economic Forum (BEF), 10 June 2014. “Europe emerged one year ago from the Great Recession. Very importantly, the recovery has not been limited to the core, but has also benefitted the stressed countries. The recovery is becoming broader-based, even though it remains fragile. Our economic strategy has been based […]

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Speech by President Barroso: Europe, Israel and the future of the Middle East

Speech by President Barroso: Europe, Israel and the future of the Middle East

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, 14th Annual Herzliya Security Conference, Jerusalem, 8 June 2014. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, “It is a great pleasure for me to be here today. “This is my second visit to Israel as President of the European Commission. Any visitor is struck by the dynamic, outward looking nature of […]

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Martin Schulz on 70th anniversary of D-Day

Martin Schulz on 70th anniversary of D-Day

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings – D-Day – on 6 June, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said: “Today, we commemorate a remarkable event which was the beginning of the end of a tragic world war. Seventy years ago, the Western Allied armada launched an offensive that helped lead to the defeat of […]

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Enlargement and Western Balkans: What’s next?

Enlargement and Western Balkans: What’s next?

Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle speaking at the Western Balkans Conference, 3 June 2014. “Let me thank the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the invitation to speak to you today and for hosting this important event. 100 years ago, one of the greatest catastrophes Europe has ever seen was unleashed. Following […]

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