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Von der Leyen likely to be confirmed as she wins majority of Socialists

Tue, 2019-07-16 15:22
A large majority of Socialist MEPs were ready to support Ursula von der Leyen to become the next president of European Commission, paving the way for her confirmation during the vote scheduled for Tuesday evening (16 July).
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Von der Leyen leans on gender balance in quest for Commission presidency

Tue, 2019-07-16 15:18
In her first speech before the European Parliament on Tuesday (16 July), Ursula von der Leyen made gender equality a cornerstone of her case to be appointed as the first female European Commission president. And she received support for that from across the political spectrum.
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The Brief, powered by BP – il Segreto

Tue, 2019-07-16 15:00
Those of you familiar with a certain Italian eatery in the European Quarter in Brussels will be aware of an enigmatic pizza option known as il Segreto. But MEPs would be wise to dispense with secrets when it comes to making far-reaching decisions, like who should be Commission president.
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EU urges Iran’s full compliance with nuclear deal

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:35
EU ministers called for Iran to fully comply with its embattled nuclear deal, and reiterated their regret at the US’ withdrawal, at a foreign affairs ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday (15 July). EU ministers discussed how to preserve the...
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Selmayr’s departure: Just in time for von der Leyen’s election?

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:32
European Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr, whose sudden promotion angered MEPs last year and earned a rebuke from the European Ombudsman, will step down from his post next week, a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Tuesday (16 July).
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Serbia to join the EU when both sides are ready, leaders say

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:16
Serbia will join the EU only when it is deemed ready and the bloc has been reformed and fit to take in new members, the presidents of Serbia and France agreed during Emmanuel Macron's visit to the country. But Serbia's Aleksandar Vučić quietly conceded that Belgrade would not be able to join the EU in 2025.  EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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Estonia’s president calls on EU to work with Russian civil society

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:05
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid was in Paris for the French military parade on Bastille day (14 July). She participated in a working lunch organised at the Elysée on European defence issues. As a champion in cyber defence and digital services, Estonia is an important ally for France. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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Strategic success from the Sibiu summit

Tue, 2019-07-16 13:01
On 9 May, EU leaders gathered in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu to discuss the future of Europe. What conclusions did heads of state and government reach in the Romanian hills? And what will be the summit's legacy for the EU in the years to come?
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Von der Leyen woos Socialists, Greens, upsets her own EPP

Tue, 2019-07-16 12:48
The speech by Commission President designate Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday (16 July) in front of the MEPs before their vote to confirm or reject her nomination was hailed as a major step forward both by S&D and the Greens, but raised eyebrows in the EPP ranks.
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Is Ukraine really committed to EU-style gas reform?

Tue, 2019-07-16 11:04
Ukraine has promised to reform its gas sector. But do the government, or the national gas company, really mean it, questions Danila Bochkarev.
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EU asserts ‘right to regulate’ as part of energy charter treaty reform

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:36
EU member states gave the European Commission a mandate yesterday (15 July) to revise the Energy Charter Treaty, saying the legally-binding charter must reinstate Europe’s “right to regulate” in areas like climate change and workers’ rights.
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Blast-off: Europe’s place in the space race

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:13
Space exploration and exploitation has traditionally been the domain of the Americans and Russians. But Europe is in the mix too, from building the machines that put satellites in orbit to harbouring dreams of mining asteroids. Here’s what the future holds.
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FIFA Guardians™: a landmark step in ensuring the safeguarding of children in football [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:00
Millions of children all over the world are involved in football – and they have the right to enjoy the game in a safe environment and a culture of respect and understanding. With this firmly in mind, FIFA recently launched the child safeguarding programme FIFA Guardians.
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Finland features, Ursula undone & airline angst

Tue, 2019-07-16 09:00
This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more! 
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How Romania’s EU presidency survived its baptism of fire

Tue, 2019-07-16 08:50
The world of tennis was stunned on 13 July, when Romania’s Simona Halep won the first Wimbledon title for her country. But it wasn't Romania's only international success this year - it recently brought the curtain down on its maiden six months at the helm of the EU’s rotating presidency.
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Romania’s EU presidency: A glance back

Tue, 2019-07-16 08:49
Romania held its first rotating presidency of the Council of the EU between January and June. But how did the Eastern European country perform during its six months at the helm? This special report outlines its main outcomes and successes.
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Suspense: Will EU Commission nominee survive Parliament vote?

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:53
This is the question on everyone's lips as EU Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen faces a confirmation vote in the European Parliament on Tuesday (16 July). While some political groups are openly against her, others are divided, for different reasons.
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Who are the next EU Commissioners?

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:47
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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ECR at odds with other groups over last remaining Parliament committee chair

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:25
Europe's conservative group (ECR) insisted on presenting former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło as its candidate for the chair of the European Parliament's social affairs committee on Monday (15 July). But she was voted down again by her peers.
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EU farm chief struggles to dispel concerns over Mercosur trade deal

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:01
The EU's Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, sought to address national concerns over the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal during a meeting with the bloc's 28 farm ministers on Monday (15 July).
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