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Name Your 'Portfolio'! resumes w/e 11 Oct
Jourová: Values and Transparency
Borrell: High-Representative (foreign policy)
Wojciechowski (Round 2): Agriculture

DW lobbies hard for Borrell

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 11:51:33 PM EST
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Not getting lost in translation, Wojciechowski wins nod from MEPs
"'Last time, I received a very clear signal from you: you don't want a Commissioner only open to dialogue but you expect concrete actions,' Wojciechowski said today."
Politico.eu | acceptable
"a European Parliament official said 'quite a lot' of the political groups had expressed 'big reservations' about him during a closed door meeting after the hearing"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:34:41 AM EST
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Name Your 'Portfolio'! cont'd. w/e 11 Oct
Verstager: Europe fit for the Digital Age
Verstager's written responses to MEP questions and VdL's mission letter

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:39:21 AM EST
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Vestager wins Parliament support after smooth-sailing hearing
"the poisoned chalice of digital taxation", "MEP Christel Schaldemose disclosed that 'All the groups except Identity and Democracy supported her,' in talks, but an official confirmation letter is still to be sent."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 05:08:49 PM EST
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Identity and Democracy group?

hooked up by EP to ...Facebook page? G.T.F.O.

Identity and Democracy Party, in the wild

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 01:37:44 PM EST
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comedy gold: 'Channel of dirt', Jourová describes her Facebook experience

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 04:58:13 PM EST
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GDPR writing on the wall

Facebook launches a ["]news section["] - and will pay publishers
but of course charity begins at homeland security under a compound assumed names ("alias")-- "News Tab".

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 at 05:57:38 PM EST
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Name Your 'Portfolio'! cont'd. w/e 11 Oct

"The Dutchman": European Green Deal
Timmermans gets broad support at Parliament hearing: the main points
"passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday evening (9 October) and was confirmed the following day as Ursula von der Leyen's climate paladin"; mission letter.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 05:16:24 PM EST
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EC governance

Timmermans takes over from Juncker
"The Dutchman is on track to lead the Commission for about two weeks, while Juncker recovers from surgery on an aortic aneurysm in his abdomen."

reference
PROCÉDURE ORALE | DECISION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 06:53:12 PM EST
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euobserver | Borrell hard on Russia in EU hearing, 6 Oct
Borrell's "eastern" priorities included a tough line on Russia, which has tried to harm EU ties with Balkan capitals. And the best way to counter Russian "expansionism" in Europe was to help Ukraine, which Russia invaded five years ago, he said.

"Ukraine remains central to the strategic challenge that Russia poses," he said. "Until such time as Russia changes its attitude on Crimea and territorial violations, those sanctions must remain," he added.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 05:27:31 PM EST
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Name Your 'Portfolio'! resumes w/e 11 Oct

eureporter | Hearing of Vice President-designate Věra #Jourová, 8 Oct
The Constitutional Affairs and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committees, her introductory speech, video recording of the full hearing

On democracy, Jourová spoke of her support for enhancing European electoral processes, for example by revisiting the Spitzenkandidaten process and transnational lists. Additional issues of concern discussed relate to "cash for passports" schemes, online disinformation and freedom of speech, and EU legislative transparency issues.
o, my.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 08:06:52 PM EST
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