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Juncker and Schulz in happier times…The letter from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has now been published in full and contains an extensive list of questions for the UK’s Lord H…

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A couple of developments since we posted the original blog below.Importantly, the European Parliament’s Economics Committee failed to reach an agreement over Pierre Moscovici and has delayed a decision on whether to approve him or not until 9.30pm CE…

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Cecilia Malmström during her hearing todayThe European Parliament kicked off its hearings of Commission nominees today, with most of the attention focused on Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström, the current Home Affairs Commissioner who has been handed the hu…

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We are now at the halfway point in terms of nominating the next Commission with 14 out of 28 member states having publicly announced their candidates. The line-up suggests we will have the most senior Commission to date with no less than four former Pr…

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