The press release includes the 2018 report of the Commission on the use of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).
Update: VP’s Dombrovskis introductory statement on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank is now available.
Christine Lagarde obtained Parliament’s approval to be the ECB’s next President, in a plenary vote on Tuesday.
Irene Tinagli (S&D, IT) was elected on Monday as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee.
Ms Tinagli, (45 years), was elected by acclamation and replaces Roberto Gualtieri who left the European Parliament to take up a post of Minister within the Italian government.
Op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen published on several European Newspapers on Monday 16 September 2019.
President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Johnson had a working lunch today in Luxembourg. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of the ongoing technical talks between the EU and the UK and to discuss the next steps.
The European Commission has opened separate in-depth investigations to assess whether “excess profit” tax rulings granted by Belgium to 39 multinational companies gave those companies an unfair advantage over their competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) College of Members today re-elected Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne as President for a second term of three years, in accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 286). Mr Lehne’s new term of office as ECA President will run from 1 October 2019.