Jean-Claude Juncker’s programme: for Europeans to be truly « united in diversity »
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Jean-Claude Juncker’s programme: for Europeans to be truly « united in diversity »

On 15 July, Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the European Commission by the European Parliament with 422 votes. Appearing before MEPs as the candidate nominated by the Member States at the European Council in late June, the Luxembourg candidate from the EPP – the European People’s Party, which brings together the Conservatives and Christian … Continue reading

Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate
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Jean-Claude Juncker v Martin Schulz: first debate

A first debate opposed Jean-Claude Juncker, the EPP (centre-right) candidate, and Martin Schulz, the PES (socialist) candidate on Wednesday evening, in French, on France 24. The two men who hope to take over from José Manuel Barroso, the current President of the European Commission, presented their views on the economic crisis (origins and recommended solutions), … Continue reading

European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”
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European elections 2014: “Which Europe do we want in 2020?”

On March 14th, 9 candidates for the European elections in Luxembourg gathered for a round table organised by the European Parliament’s Information Office in Luxembourg and the CLAE. The subject of the conference, “Which Europe do we want in 2020?” led participants to discuss successively measures to overcome the crisis, challenges posed by free movement … Continue reading

EU news focus: 11-17 October 2013 – Climate policy, end of the Irish bail-out, fingerprints on passports, immigration, stress tests for banks
EU news focus

EU news focus: 11-17 October 2013 – Climate policy, end of the Irish bail-out, fingerprints on passports, immigration, stress tests for banks

In this week’s newsletter, we focus on the following five topics: the EU climate change policy faces some opposition; Ireland is to exit its bail-out programme very soon; including fingerprints in passports is lawful; Europe as a continent of immigration; and debates about the stress tests for banks.  Continue reading