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    • The high cost of strategic mistake

      The high cost of strategic mistake

      A week after a few EU leaders blocked the start of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, the prevailing opinion is that it was “a historic error”, as Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed already. The failure to open negotiations with the two Balkan countries was a strategic mistake, MEPs said in a resolution adopted on 23 October by 412 votes in favour, 136 against and 30 abstentions.

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    • New European Commission to be delayed at least for a month

      New European Commission to be delayed at least for a month

      The new European Commission will not start working on 1 November as initially planned, but will be delayed at least for a month, an European Parliament spokesman said last Wednesday after EP leaders meeting. The Parliament is “willing to vote on time to allow new Commission to start 1 December,” Jaume Duch tweeted, adding that for such a development three new commissioners-designate, from France, Hungary and Romania, should be put forward as soon as possible.

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    • Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Bets, race for EP makeup heats up

      Two weeks ahead of the new European Parliament inaugural plenary session, bets are still up what the party composition will look like and how the future majority will work. The plenary meets on 2 July in Strasbourg to elect its leadership, while political groups hold their constitutive meetings before that. A political group must consist of at least 25 MEPs elected in at least 7 Member States, and to be officially recognised as of 2 July they have to notify their composition by 1 July.

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    • Mercenary sociologist foists his “personal opinion” about Peevski on the public

      Mercenary sociologist foists his “personal opinion” about Peevski on the public

      A sociologist-for-hire has crept out of the shadows to attack the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) Mustafa Karadayi and lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. Associate Professor Tsvetozar Tomov, a former spokesperson for the Central Election Commission (CEC), deliberately proclaimed as “wrong” the CEC decision to accept the two politicians’ choice to give up their MEP seats following the European Parliament elections.

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    • Peevski and Karadayi give up EP seats

      Peevski and Karadayi give up EP seats

      Delyan Peevski is giving up his seat in the new European Parliament, which he won as a candidate of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in Sunday's European elections, MRF leader Mustafa Karadayi told journalists in the National Assembly lobby on Wednesday, speaking in Peevski's presence.

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    • Europe votes for its future

      Europe votes for its future

      Europeans started voting on 23 May to elect the next European Parliament in an election considered as the most important in the EU's history so far. According to analysts, the outcome will influence not only what happens in Brussels' institutions during the next five years, but the very future of the European project as a whole.

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