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Mr Juncker, EU communication is political: worth a VP

As the new ‘political’ Commission is being debated and adjusted, one should move from policy coordination to external impact. Christophe Leclercq, a longtime observer of EU communication, sees merit in the Commission set-up being...more »


French MEPs drag their feet on multiple mandates

French politicians, already notorious for holding multiple political positions at home, will be able to continue doing so in the European Parliament until 2019. EurActiv France reports.more »


French deficit and public debt will reach new records in 2015

Despite planned cuts of 50 billion euros over three years, France will face a deficit of 95 billion euros in 2015. EurActiv France reports.more »


Opposition to Cañete swells on hearing day

More than 230,000 people have signed a petition to stop Miguel Arias Cañete’s appointment as Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy ahead of a European Parliament confirmation hearing today (1 October). Cañete, a Spanish...more »


Austrian Enlargement Commissioner: 'Turkey is an important partner for us'

The next five years will not see any new enlargement by the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker stated in his guidelines for the next European Commission. However, during his Parliament hearing on Tuesday (30 September), Enlargement...more »


New Swedish government mulls quotas for women on company boards

A new Swedish government could introduce quotas to bring more women onto company boards if businesses don't act themselves during the next two years, a spokesman for the Green Party said on Wednesday (1 October). The Green Party...more »


EU farmers get another €165 million of aid after Russian food ban

The European Commission has pledged an additional €165 million in aid for farmers affected by Russian sanctions, after being subjected to withering criticism from food producers across the bloc over its first aid plan. "Because...more »

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