By candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
EMSA was tasked to develop a system (THETIS-MRV) for the monitoring and reporting of verified data on CO2 emissions by the European Commission’s DG for Climate Action following the creation of an EU-wide legal framework. The data from the first reporting period was made public at the beginning of this month, as part of an overall plan to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport.
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.
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.
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.
Finland has been in charge of the presidency of the Council of the EU since 1 July. The European Parliament asked Finnish MEPs what they expect.
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne will present his country’s priorities to MEPs on 17 July.
Update – new press releases are now available.
A round-up of the political groups reactions following their hearings with Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President-designate.