Tag: Jean-Claude Juncker

#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

| September 9, 2019

European Commission President Juncker meets President-elect Ursula von der Leyen President-elect Ursula von der Leyen today (9 September) formally presented her draft list of commissioners-designate, however, Commission watchers will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the portfolio of each one, writes Catherine Feore.   Although politically neutral, Commissioners reflect the political balance of the EU. […]

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#NorthMacedonia – EU urges member states to grasp historic opportunity and open accession talks

#NorthMacedonia – EU urges member states to grasp historic opportunity and open accession talks

| June 5, 2019

North Macedonia was approved to discuss membership status in the European Union on May 29, 2019, writes David Kunz. North Macedonia has been an EU candidate since 2005, but recent reforms in the judiciary, intelligence services, public administration and more have made the country an outstanding candidate for EU accession. Zoran Zaev, prime minister of […]

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Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

Further controversy on the horizon for EU #freeports?

| April 15, 2019

Le Freeport Luxembourg, a hulking warehouse adjacent to Findel Airport which thanks to a special status allows goods from fine wine to Old Masters to remain untaxed almost indefinitely in its vaults, has been under heavy scrutiny recently. After a group of MEPs expressed their concerns that the facility could be used “as a hotbed […]

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#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

| March 12, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May made a last-minute decision to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg on 11 March, to find a solution to concerns about the Irish backstop. The deal will be presented in the House of Commons today (12 March), but initial questions in the British parliament suggest that there is […]

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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

| December 14, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

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#LondonAttacks: ‘Together we will continue to uphold the values that make us peaceful, democratic, open and tolerant societies’ – Juncker

#LondonAttacks: ‘Together we will continue to uphold the values that make us peaceful, democratic, open and tolerant societies’ – Juncker

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The London Metropolitan Police have confirmed that seven members of the public have died and 48 people are injured. The three assailants are dead, writes Catherine Feore. Late yesterday evening (3 June) a vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market where the assailants left the vehicle […]

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#FutureofEurope: To be or not to be

#FutureofEurope: To be or not to be

Today (1 March), Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, presented five different options for  the future of the European Union. The Commission is asking  citizens, member states and the European Parliament to choose between being swept along by the impact of globalisation, security concerns and the rise of populism or steering the ship and […]

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