Ursula von der Leyen to become President of the European Commission. Vote result: 733 voted. In favour 383. Against 327. Abstentions 22. 1 blank vote. Political group reaction, media reaction, and more to follow. This post will be updated with more info throughout the next few hours.
By candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
Ms Maletić was appointed for the period from 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2025. She replaces outgoing Member Neven Mates. Ms Maletić was formerly a Member of the European Parliament, to which she was elected following Croatia’s accession to the EU on 1 July 2013. As an MEP, she served on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Update: the Impact Assessment (including the executive summary) accompanying the proposal and the Regulatory Scrutiny Board Opinion are now available.
Put Wednesday 25th September in your diaries! After the success of last year’s inaugural event OPP once again partner with the European Copper Institute to host a cocktail evening (G&Ts will abound) to welcome new MEPs and their assistants to Brussels.
Europol’s new liaison bureau in Tirana (Albania) was officially opened on 11 July 2019, in the presence of the General Director of the Albanian State Police, Ardi Veliu, EU Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca, and Europol Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle. Albania is the first country in the Western Balkans to host a Europol liaison office and this opening highlights the importance of Albania and the Western Balkans as partners for Europol and the EU.
Update: the text of the two Council Decisions are available.
The representatives of the governments of the member states today appointed three judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Mr Nils Wahl (Sweden) was appointed as judge to the Court of Justice for the period from 7 October 2019 to 6 October 2024.
Mr Roberto Mastroianni (Italy) and Ms Ornella Porchia (Italy) were appointed as judges to the General Court. Their term of office will run from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2025.
On 16 June, there will be a statement by the candidate for President of the Commission followed by a debate, and Council and Commission statements on the review of the Romanian Presidency. The election of the President of the Commission will also take place.
On 17 June, there will be Council and Commission statements on the presentation of the activities of the Finnish Presidency, followed by a vote on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations, and an announcement of appointments to interparliamentary delegations. There will also be Council and Commission statements on the clean air zones in EU cities. On 18 June, votes on the appointment of 2 members of the European Commission – Ioan Mircea PAŞCU (RO), Kadri SIMSON (EE) is a possible agenda item.
Today, the European Commission has proposed an update of the legal base of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as its new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027.