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The new European Agenda on Migration – Solidarity shall not only be a slogan

Introduction The 13th of May the European Commission presented its new European Agenda on Migration as expected since April (see an earlier post on this Blog). The new agenda has been discussed by the MEP’s at the European Parliament Plenary … Continue reading

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European Parliament v. Council, Case C-540/13 of 16 April 2015

Case C-540/13 concerned a dispute between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, where the Parliament brought an action against the Council before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in an attempt to annul Council Decision 2013/392/EU. … Continue reading

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Animated videos explaining the new EU institutions

Animated video explaining the structure of the 2014-2019 European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as providing a comprehensive overview of all Vice-Presidents and Commissioners in 3 minutes: click here. Animated video explaining the composition of the 2014-2019 European Parliament as well as providing an overview … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #19: The European Parliament rejects the long-term budget

MEP’s on Wednesday rejected the next long-term EU budget deal agreed by European leaders earlier in February (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020). Adopted by an outstanding majority, the resolution will give European Parliament’s President Martin Schulz enough room to negotiate and … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #18: The run-up to the 2014 European Parliament elections begins

In a Press Release published yesterday, the European Commission recommends that political parties nominate their candidate for Commission President. The proposals aim to better inform voters about the issues at stake in next year’s European Parliament elections, encourage a Europe-wide debate … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #16: Battle for seats in the European Parliament

With Croatia joining the EU in July, which Member States will be the winners and losers as the total number of MEPs is reduced to 751 after the 2014 elections? The press release of the European Parliament including a video … Continue reading

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Call #2: Chat with the President on 19th September!

Next week there will be the possibility to ask the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, about the state of the EU. SOTEU (State of the European Union) is a debate organised every year at the European Parliament … Continue reading

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