European Parliament elects the Von Der Leyen Commission

Following the conclusion of the hearings process, European Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect Von Der Leyen The new College of Commissioners obtained 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Different results for the last Jean-Claude Juncker Commission which obtained, during last 2014, 423 votes in favour – Read more about European Parliament elects the Von Der Leyen Commission[…]

Public hearing of the European Commissioner-designate Gentiloni

The Commissioner-designate for Economy Paolo Gentiloni was heard today in Brussels from 9.00 to 12 o’clock. The hearing lasted three hours, during which the Commissioner-designate gave an opening speech and then answered questions posed by committee members.

Constitution of the 9th legislature of the European Parliament

The 9th legislature of the European Parliament was officially constituted the 2nd of July in Strasbourg by outgoing President Antonio Tajani. The new President of the European Parliament is David Sassoli. There is a higher percentage turnover than ever before (61% new MEPs) and a higher percentage of female MEPs than in the past (40%), Read more about Constitution of the 9th legislature of the European Parliament[…]

Copyright reform: The european Parliament votes in favour of modernised rules fit for digital age

The european Parliament voted in favour of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions The Vice-President for the Digital single market and the Commissioner for digital economy and society welcome the outcome in a joint statement: “We welcome the approval Read more about Copyright reform: The european Parliament votes in favour of modernised rules fit for digital age[…]

European Union takes Italy to Court over air pollution and failure to properly treat urban waste water

The European Union decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the Eu in two separate cases regarding environment legislation, in the specific – air and water pollution The first case concerns air pollution, and a failure to protect citizens against the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The European Union is calling Italy Read more about European Union takes Italy to Court over air pollution and failure to properly treat urban waste water[…]

The European Commission looks at Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantier de l’Atlantique

The European Commission has agreed to the request submitted by France and Germany asking it to look at Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantier de l’Atlantique in the light of the European merger regulation. The Commission considers that the transaction could harm competition at European and global level. The proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique by Read more about The European Commission looks at Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantier de l’Atlantique[…]

European Union invests in infrastructure and cultural heritage in Napoli – Italy

The European Union adopted five major Cohesion Policy projects, altogether worth 868 million euros, for better transport and water infrastructure and to preserve cultural heritage in the Italian city of Napoli This investment package will allow the finalisation of works started in the previous 2007-2013 budget period. These five projects will be completed between 2020 Read more about European Union invests in infrastructure and cultural heritage in Napoli – Italy[…]

Speech by the President of the European Parliament at the European Council

The delay with which Europe grasped the risks linked to the migration crisis and the time lost before delivering concrete answers, have given our citizens the impression that Europe is unable to deliver manage this issue. That, admittedly, is a perception, but we have to face up to it. Some have taken advantage of the Read more about Speech by the President of the European Parliament at the European Council[…]

€ 172 million to promote EU agri-food products in and outside the EU

It will provide funding of € 172,5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in Europe and across the World. 79 campaigns, covering a wide range of products such as dairy products, olives and olive oil, and fruit and vegetables, will be rolled out over the next three years. The Agriculture Read more about € 172 million to promote EU agri-food products in and outside the EU[…]

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