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The New European Commission

As published by EurActiv.com: The selection of a new European Commission, never the simplest of political tasks, will this year be more complex than ever. Politically and institutionally, 2009 contains a whole range of permutations regarding the ‘how?’, ‘when?’ and ‘who?’ of the next EU executive. On the institutional plane, the Irish must vote again… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

This story was first published on 9th June 2009 by EurActiv.com. Just hours after the EU election results were known, leading MEPs began to discuss ‘grand’ political alliances for appointing the next European Commission and Parliament presidents. Joseph Daul, the chairman of the centre-right EPP-ED group, threw down the gauntlet yesterday (8 June), by proposing… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge

As published by EurActiv.com: The European school system “might soon collapse” if not reformed, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas told a public hearing in Brussels last week (19 March), citing “alarming signs” like lack of teachers, cumbersome decision-making procedures and governments’ unwillingness to invest in infrastructure. Acknowledging that reforming the European school system is a… » read more

Posted by Stuart Langridge