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EU leaders put 'Spitzenkandidat' on summit menu

Added: 23.02.2018 8:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

EU summit to feature debate about who gets to choose the next president of the European Commission. A row between leaders and parliament can be expected in 2019.

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EU’s divisive next members: Albania and Macedonia set to start accession talks THIS SUMMER

Added: 23.02.2018 8:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

MACEDONIA and Albania are being lined up for full membership of the EU after the European Commission paved the way for talks with the two Western Balkan nations.


[Ticker] Freedom of expression under threat in Spain, warn MEPs

Added: 23.02.2018 7:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

A group of 34 MEPs has called on the European Commission to check whether Spanish legislation on public offence is "fully aligned" with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The MEPs, from the Greens and GUE/NGL groups, as well as two liberals, say "freedom of expression under threat in Spain" after a rapper was sentenced for exaltation of terrorism and slander, a investigative book was seized and an exhibition "censored".

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EU INFIGHTING: Austria in legal challenge against Brussels over Hungary's NUCLEAR ambition

Added: 22.02.2018 22:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

AUSTRIA has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Commission over its approval of Hungary’s plans to expand an atomic power plant.


Real Stuff: European Commissioner Moscovici & His Shiny Bear

Added: 22.02.2018 22:14 | 1 views | 0 comments

EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells us why a Bear best represents Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) to him.


European superstate 'QUESTIONED': Juncker admits embarrassing revelation about EU vision

Added: 22.02.2018 22:06 | 1 views | 0 comments

EUROPEAN Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has produced a shock revelation about his parents “questioning” the European superstate he is attempting to create.


[Ticker] Juncker 'worried' by Italian elections

Added: 22.02.2018 16:14 | 1 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday the EU should be prepared for the "worst scenario" of having no "operational government" in Italy after the 4 March elections. He told a Brussels audience that he was "more worried" by the Italian vote than by the German Social Democrats vote on the coalition agreement, with results the same day. He warned of "a strong reaction of financial markets," according to AFP.

Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

Added: 22.02.2018 15:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday.


[Ticker] Juncker's right-hand man warns of 'institutional blockage'

Added: 22.02.2018 10:47 | 1 views | 0 comments

Martin Selmayr, the head of cabinet of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, has warned of an EU "institutional blockage" next year, if EU leaders and the European Parliament cannot agree on the future commission's head. "It is possible that Juncker will be there for a longer time," ahead of Friday's summit where leaders will discuss the so-called Spitzenkandidat process for the European elections.

[Ticker] Tajani asks Juncker for all EMA Brexit relocation documents

Added: 22.02.2018 7:58 | 1 views | 0 comments

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani on Wednesday asked European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for all documents, including confidential ones, on the Dutch bid for Amsterdam to be the location of the post-Brexit European Medicines Agency (EMA), Italian news agency ANSA reported. Tajani said he needed "all the details" of the successful bid, which Italy is challenging on the grounds that Amsterdam is

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