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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Gentiloni/Sinkevicius/Schinas
Gentiloni: Economy
Sinkevicius: Environment
Schinas: Protecting European way of life

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 08:00:56 PM EST
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Gentiloni wins broad approval with 'ambitious' EU economic and social agenda
EP Economic and Monetary Affairs, Employment and Budgetary Affairs committees
"One of his first tasks will be to validate the Italian budget for 2020. The draft plan submitted by Rome slightly surpassed the 2% of GDP deficit target, agreed with Brussels to reduce Italy's massive public debt (132% of GDP)", issues discussed during the hearing

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 at 09:29:39 PM EST
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MEPs approve Schinas despite 'protecting European way of life' controversy
"over [the] portfolio name that critics said plays into the hands of far-right extremists because the job includes management of migration and asylum policy"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 01:27:50 AM EST
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eudebates | LIVE Hearings: Virginijus Sinkevicius Commissioner - Environment and Oceans, 3 Oct
EP Committee on Fisheries (PECH) and Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)committees, "WhoIs" Virginijus Sinkevicius?
euparl.europa.eu |Hearing of Commissioner-designate Virginijus Sinkevičius
instroductory speech, video recording of the full hearing, vdL mission letter?
euparl.europa.eu | Hearing of Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, Commissioner-designate, Environment and Oceans, 24 Sep, A/V
After the hearing by the Committee on Fisheries (PECH) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament, the committees prepare an evaluation letter on the candidate. Parliament is expected to vote on the new Commission as a whole on 23 October.
#EUFORM democracy?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 08:42:29 PM EST
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Branded as a young talent.

First 'millennial' Commissioner to address challenges for Generation Z

But Von der Leyen also made clear who the real boss in determining the EU climate and environmental political strategy will be, writing in Sinkevičius' mission letter that he is supposed to work under the guidance of the Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

The mission letter also says that his task will be to ensure that Europe's environment, blue economy and fisheries sector form an integral part of the European Green Deal, which will be Timmermans' main job.

by das monde on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:27:41 AM EST
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