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.
The European Union and the United States of America will soon sign an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing trade arrangement ensuring an autonomous tariff quota (TRQ) for imports of high-quality beef into the EU. This will provide a solution to a longstanding dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issue.
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.