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  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Johnson walked into a vicious institutional trap

    Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Johnson walked into a vicious institutional trap

    What is most concerning is that the Brexit date is looming once again and we still do not know if the rights of EU citizens will be guaranteed. Against this backdrop, France has come out and said it would veto another Brexit delay if the UK government did not provide a sound reason for it, thus pouring kerosene on the already blazing fire, said Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP (MRF/RE) and ALDE Party Vice-President, in an interview to Europost.

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  • GSA at 15: Linking space to user needs

    GSA at 15: Linking space to user needs

    Many spheres of our daily lives rely more and more on satellite navigation. On Tuesday the Prague-based European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Supervisory Authority GSA, which oversees the development of the European space programmes EGNOS and Galileo, the EU's own global satellite navigation system, marked its 15th anniversary.

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  • ECON MEPs back Lagarde for ECB chief

    ECON MEPs back Lagarde for ECB chief

    For combining firm commitment to the mandate “with the agility to adapt as the world around us changes,” vowed Christine Lagarde - whose mandate as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund expires this month - during her hearing on 4 September before the EP ECON Committee. The aim of the hearing was to assess her fitness for the European Central Bank (ECB) top position.

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  • OLAF reports trend in frauds promoting farm products

    OLAF reports trend in frauds promoting farm products

    Recovery of €371m to the EU budget announced OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud agency, as an outcome of its investigative performance in the last year. In its 2018 Report, launched on 3 September, the office that investigates breaches against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions notifies for 167 investigations concluded, issuing 256 recommendations to the relevant national and EU authorities. In the same year, 219 new investigations were opened, tracking 1,259 preliminary analyses delivered by OLAF experts.

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  • Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

    Pieter Cleppe: Johnson does not see 'no deal' as his Plan A

    None of the sides are prepared for 'no deal'. So now British citizens in the European Union can only base their hope on some promises, like those from the prime ministers of Belgium and Portugal, for example. The situation of the more than three million European citizens in the UK is also uncertain. Nevertheless, I do think this will be sorted very quickly as a priority in case of 'no deal', says Pieter Cleppe, Head of Open Europe Brussels office, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Von der Leyen squares College

    Von der Leyen squares College

    For Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen the last one and a half months were packed with a particularly dynamic schedule in squaring away the College of Commissioners table. As soon as the European Parliament gave on 16 July the thumbs up for the EU executive top job to the German politician, she and her transition team set to organise and tidy up the to-do list for arranging the distribution of portfolios and formation of the 2019-2024 College of Commissioners.

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  • The Mobility Package I: Act 2

    The Mobility Package I: Act 2

    Discussions at the EP Committee on Transport and Tourism on Wednesday, the first sitting for the new legislative term, showed clearly that the battle on Mobility Package I would be even fiercer in the current political cycle. This 'hot potato' was transferred to the new parliament for Act 2 as in the next to the last plenary session for the previous EP term, in April, MEPs adopted at first reading all three reports of the very divisive Mobility Package I.

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  • EESC calls for social pact for energy transition driven by all

    EESC calls for social pact for energy transition driven by all

    Europe needs a “Social Pact for a Citizen-driven Energy Transition”, to be agreed by the EU, Member States, regions, cities, social partners and organised civil society, in order to ensure that the transition leaves no one behind, urges the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its fourth yearly opinion on the State of the Energy Union. 

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  • Dimitris Dimitriadis: Macro-regions should be labs for innovation

    Dimitris Dimitriadis: Macro-regions should be labs for innovation

    Macro-regional strategies can make not only the towns and cities to prosper, but the remote area as well. The roles of stakeholders and the implementation rules have to be clearly laid down, and the communication on macro-regional strategies has to be brought up to date, Dimitris Dimitriadis, member of the EESC Employers' Group, says in an interview to Europost.

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