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New German justice minister as outgoing moves to EU politics

Added: 19.06.2019 14:59 | 12 views | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has appointed a new justice minister, to succeed Katarina Barley who is moving on to serve in the European Parliament.

German government official: We're striving for agreement on EU top jobs by July 2

Added: 19.06.2019 14:16 | 11 views | 0 comments

Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Union's top jobs by July 2 - when the new European Parliament convenes - in the hope of avoiding an institutional crisis, a German government official said on Wednesday.


Germany's troubled SPD names new justice minister

Added: 19.06.2019 12:55 | 11 views | 0 comments

Germany's troubled Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated a new justice minister to take over from Katarina Barley who has left to become a lawmaker in the European Parliament, sources in the center-left party said on Wednesday.


Ex-Romanian PM elected head of European centrist group with Macron's blessing

Added: 19.06.2019 12:47 | 5 views | 0 comments

A former Romanian prime minister was on Wednesday elected the first leader of Renew Europe, the new centrist force that includes French President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique en Marche party, inside the European Parliament.


[Ticker] Ciolos picked as new chief of liberal group

Added: 19.06.2019 9:45 | 7 views | 0 comments

Romania's former prime minister and ex-commissioner Dacian Ciolos was elected Wednesday (19 June) to head the new liberal alliance, Renew Europe (formerly Alde), in the European Parliament. He received 65 votes against 41 votes for Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld by fellow liberal MEPs. Ciolos's candidacy bid took off after he received the backing of French president Emmanuel Macron's delegation, who joined the liberal group after last month's election.

[Ticker] New socialist group leader to push for Timmermans

Added: 18.06.2019 16:52 | 6 views | 0 comments

Spanish MEP and in the European Parliament, Iratxe Garcia, said Tuesday she will push for Dutch commissioner Frans Timmermans to head the next EU commission. "Timmermans is the best candidate for the European Commission and we will support him," she told journalists after the vote, adding that she sought to open negotiations with other pro-EU groups in the parliament.

[Ticker] Romanian ex-PM frontrunner to head new liberal group

Added: 18.06.2019 11:29 | 12 views | 0 comments

Romanian ex-prime minister and former EU commissioner Dacian Ciolos has emerged as frontrunner in the race to lead the new liberal alliance in the European Parliament, according to sources in the group. Ciolos's USR-PLUS is the third-largest delegation in the Renew Europe group, with eight MEPs. His bid received a boost after the largest delegation, France, backed him. The vote will take place on Wednesday morning.

76 MEPs back Catalan separatists blocked from collecting European Parliament credentials: letter

Added: 18.06.2019 1:41 | 15 views | 0 comments

The Spanish government has violated the rights of three Catalan leaders elected to the European Parliament by blocking them from collecting their credentials, 76 MEPs said in a letter sent to the governing body of the European legislature on Monday.


Spain's Garcia set to be next Socialist leader in parliament

Added: 17.06.2019 15:26 | 9 views | 0 comments

With the current Socialist & Democrats group leader, Germany's Udo Bullman pulling out of the race, Spanish MEP Iratxe Garcia is likely to become the next leader of the second biggest group in the European Parliament.

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[Ticker] Austria's Strache will not take up EU parliament seat

Added: 17.06.2019 13:40 | 11 views | 0 comments

Austrian far-right ex-leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who quit as vice-chancellor over a to someone who posed as a Russian oligarch, said Monday he would not take up a European Parliament seat. He stepped down as the Freedom Party's leader last month after German media published the secretly filmed 2017 footage. Strache got enough preferential votes to get a seat in the parliament.

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