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EU leaders will meet in Brussels to take the relevant decisions on appointments for the next institutional cycle and to adopt the EU’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024. The strategic agenda will be used to plan the work of the European Council, and will provide the basis for the work programmes of the other EU institutions. The following items will be discussed: multiannual financial framework (MFF), the issue of climate change ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit taking place on 23 September 2019, country-specific recommendations in the framework of the European Semester and disinformation in the context of elections.
The European Conservatives and Reformists Group today nominated Czech MEP Jan Zahradil as their candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament.
Today the Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez has been elected as president of the Group of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, the second biggest Group with 153 seats. Iratxe García, who will lead the S&D Group in the upcoming legislature, is the second woman to chair the Group in 20 years after former MEP Pauline Green.
Former Romanian Prime Minister and European Commissioner, Dacian Cioloș, has been elected President of Renew Europe, the third largest political group in the European Parliament with 108 MEPs.
Today, the Renew Europe Group, the third largest political group in the European Parliament, elected a first Vice-President and seven Vice-Presidents.
Original title: Les Journées européennes du développement 2019 ont débuté aujourd’hui à Bruxelles
The Commission has today published its assessment of Member States’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.
Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including Heads of State or Government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders.
This year’s European Development Days theme is ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind‘. It will debate successes and failures in addressing inequalities in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the implementation of the SDGs.