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MEPs elect David Sassoli as Parliament President

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Italian S&D member David Sassoli was elected as European Parliament president on 3 July following two rounds of voting. Sassoli, 63, received 345 votes out of 667 votes cast in the second ballot. He is a former TV journalist and has been an MEP since 2009. In his statement before the start of the election […]

Parliament starts new term with seven political groups

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

As the new European Parliament meets for the first time 2 July, MEPs have formed seven political groups. Read on to find out more. Ever since the results of the European elections have been in, newly-elected MEPs have been organising themselves into political groups, which bring together representatives from different EU countries based on their political […]

European Council appoints new EU leaders

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The European Council elected today Charles Michel as President of the European Council. The President of the European Council is elected for the period from 1 December 2019 until 31 May 2022. The mandate of two and a half years of the President of the European Council is renewable once. The European Council also welcomed the decision of the […]

Constitution of the 9th legislature of the European Parliament

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The 9th legislature of the European Parliament was officially constituted today, July 2nd, in Strasbourg at 10.00 by outgoing President Antonio Tajani. The President of the European Parliament will be elected tomorrow morning at 9am. Nominations must be submitted by political groups or by 1/20th of members by 22:00 this evening. Eight tellers, drawn by […]

G20 leaders united to address major global economic challenges

Monday, July 1st, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk attended the 14th G20 Leaders’ summit hosted by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Osaka (Japan). President Juncker was accompanied by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.  On the second day of the Summit, at the joint press conference with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri in the presence […]

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, at the G20 Summit in Osaka

Friday, June 28th, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, accompanied by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, and European Council President Donald Tusk attend the 14th G20 Leaders’ summit hosted by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Osaka (Japan). At the Summit, President Juncker made three points during his intervention at the Session on “Global Economy, Trade and Investment”. President Juncker said that the EU […]

Digital Single Market: Survey shows Europeans are well aware of rules against unjustified geo-blocking

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Seven months after new rules against unjustified geo-blocking began to apply, general consumer awareness of the new rules against restrictions for online shopping and cross-border sales is already high. A Eurobarometer survey published today shows that just a few months after the new rules on geo-blocking started to apply, 50% of EU citizens are generally aware of […]

If The British Alternatives To Backstop Are All That Good, Why Can They Not Live With The Backstop, Until The Alternatives Are Agreed?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister and Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009 Boris Johnson said yesterday, June 25th, that there is an “abundance” of technical alternatives to the Irish Backstop. He seems to believe that, between now and the end of October, he can persuade the […]

EACCNY IS HIRING: Program & Communications Associate

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We are looking for a Program & Communications Associate. This is a great opportunity for someone with detailed and broad knowledge of the EU & US relationship, incl. related economic issues and the transatlantic business environment, to gain hands-on experience in international affairs & trans-Atlantic business activities and to hone your skills on an international […]

EU budget delivers results for EU citizens

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Annual Report of the independent European Fiscal Board The Commission took note of the independent European Fiscal Board’s report on the appropriate fiscal stance for the euro area 2020. The European Fiscal Board is an independent body established in 2015 to advise on the overall direction of fiscal policy of the euro area.   Italy  […]