The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the EU action plan on batteries put together by the European Commission but points out that it needs to be stepped up and implemented swiftly.
Parliament will have 44 interparliamentary delegations this legislative term, maintaining relations with parliamentarians in other countries, regions and organisations.
Ursula von der Leyen to become President of the European Commission. Vote result: 733 voted. In favour 383. Against 327. Abstentions 22. Political group reaction, media reaction, and more to follow. This post will be updated with more info throughout the day.
Finland’s presidency kicks off during a decisive moment for the history of the European Union. In this transition period for the EU institutions, it is important that the cornerstones of European integration – peace, security, stability, democracy and prosperity – are protected against the rise of nationalist forces, and strengthened to face challenges including climate change, migration and economic and social crises.
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.
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.