Tag: European Commission

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

| December 6, 2019

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

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Commission marks ten years of judicial and police co-operation between member states

Commission marks ten years of judicial and police co-operation between member states

| December 1, 2019

Today (1 December) in the House of European History, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen marked the ten-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. 1 December 2019 also marks ten years since EU co-operation on borders, migration, justice and internal security is a fully-fledged Union policy. With the Treaty […]

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Find out more about the new #EuropeanCommission

Find out more about the new #EuropeanCommission

| November 29, 2019

The newly elected European Commission boasts more women than ever and plenty of political experience. Check out this image for all the details. Find out the facts about the new European Commission  The new team of European commissioners, elected by the European Parliament on 27 November, includes 12 women, which is more than the nine Jean-Claude […]

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#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

| November 28, 2019

The European Parliament officially approved on 27 November the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its […]

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Parliament elects #VonDerLeyenCommission

Parliament elects #VonDerLeyenCommission

| November 27, 2019

President-elect von der Leyen presents her team and vision to Parliament prior to the vote for the election of the Commission©EU 2019 – EP  Following the conclusion of the hearings process, Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen today (27 November). In a roll call vote that took […]

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European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

| November 23, 2019

Two years into the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, the arrangement has not proven to be as fruitful for either side as previously predicted. While the treaty hasn’t yet formally entered into effect, it’s been provisionally applied since September 2017, eliminating 98% of tariffs between the two parties. Canadian […]

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Britain will have to send a commissioner to Europe, von der Leyen says

Britain will have to send a commissioner to Europe, von der Leyen says

| October 25, 2019

Britain will have to propose a candidate for a commissioner in the next European Commission if it is still a member of the European Union after 31 October, incoming Commission head Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) said on Thursday (24 October),writes Gabriela Baczynska.  The EU executive of Jean-Claude Juncker is due to end its five-year […]

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