The European Parliament’s budgetary control committee quizzed last week Commissioner Gunther Oettinger about the procedure for the controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr to the Commission’s new secretary-general. The public hearing ended with more questions and a critical draft motion for a resolution.
The Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont filed a complaint in Belgium after the discovery, about two weeks ago, of a tracking device placed under his vehicle, report several media on the basis of the El Espanol news site.
The European Commission published in March a report by an expert group on fake news and disinformation in social media. The experts have chosen a soft approach to tackle the problem in contrast to a hard approach based on regulation and competing counter-measures.
The European Commission announced yesterday a long overdue proposal to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU.
The leaders attending the EU-Turkey meeting yesterday in Varna, Bulgaria, put on optimistic faces about common interests and solving outstanding issues by dialogue. But they could not hide the fact that they still disagree about Turkey’s accession to EU and its fight against terrorism inside and outside its borders.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was arrested on Sunday by German police at the border with Denmark. He had arrived by car from a visit to Finland and was on his way to Belgium when a European arrest warrant was reactivated by Spain.
The European Council meeting last week focused on a number of urgent economic and foreign political issues.
The political party groups in the Parliament have prepared a catalogue of detailed questions to the European Commission on its appointment of Martin Selmayr as new secretary general of the Commission. A hearing in the budgetary control commitee with the commissioner in charge of human resources, Gunther Oettinger, is expected…
On Friday, the European Commission proposed the granting of €4.6 million to Belgium, with a view to assisting former Caterpillar workers and the company’s former subcontractors in finding a job.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Thursday that she expected the European Union, as a whole, to be on the list of countries exempted from US tariffs on steel and aluminium that US President Donald Trump is to announce during the day.