Tag: Jean-Claude Juncker

#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

#EUCO – Presidents Tusk and Juncker bid farewell

| October 19, 2019

The Presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker say goodbye. Unless there is an emergency European Council on Brexit later in the month this will be the last European Council in which they participate.

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No-deal #Brexit will be Britain’s fault, says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker

No-deal #Brexit will be Britain’s fault, says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker

| September 28, 2019

Negotiating a future trade deal will not be easy if the UK leaves the bloc without a divorce settlement, warns the top eurocrat. Failure to reach a Brexit deal would be the sole responsibility of the UK, the president of the European Commission has said. Jean-Claude Juncker insisted he and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator […]

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#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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