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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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UPDATE (14:15) – One possibility we have not considered in our original blog post is that European Commission portfolios can change. They can be split, broadened, and so forth.However, at this stage it is quite hard to know whether and how this will ha…

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Advocates of Pan-European Democracy, foremost among them the Socialist’s ‘Spitzenkandidat’ Martin Schulz MEP wished to turn the recent European Elections into a quasi-‘Presidential’ election. The idea was that the ‘winner’ would be the ‘lead candi…

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