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Goulard (Round 2): Thursday at 9:30 a.m., following a meeting with representatives of political groups on Wednesday morning

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 05:12:10 PM EST
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Woo-hoo!

Sounds like the fundamental problem was not so much the run-of-the-mill using of EU staff for domestic politics, as accepting 10k a month as a lobbyist while she was an MEP...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:59:16 PM EST
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Politico

The vote went 82 to 29 against her...

The left and greens voted her down because of her integrity issues.
The PPE, not known for such qualms, took revenge on Macron for the presidency of parliament...

Couldn't happen to a nicer person. Now he's got to find her another job. And find a squeaky-clean commissioner.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 01:04:37 PM EST
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EPP's revenge on Macron. And they were not even subtle about it.

Euractiv

The conservatives showed the most animosity, even aggressiveness towards the French candidate, even though on substance, the group was very close to the candidate.

The EPP tweeted, and then deleted, a message that was supposed to be kept internal, which read "Guys, we are going to kill her in the vote later but do not say until then". The communication blunder demonstrates Goulard's uphill-battle with the EPP group.

by Bernard on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 06:17:46 PM EST
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Finger-pointing and charges of betrayal follow Goulard's defeat - Politico.eu
Commission officials said it was impossible to know how long it would take to name and approve replacements for Goulard, and for the Romanian and Hungarian nominees, who were also rejected.

Officials now predict that von der Leyen and her Commission will take office during the first week of December, at the earliest.

Some smart ass even coined the term: von derlayed.

by Bernard on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 08:46:24 PM EST
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Moonlighting in a $10k a month job at ...
Berggruen ... a Senate should be appointed, not elected.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:32:51 PM EST
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