#QueenHind shipwreck “Commission failure”

‘Two days after a tragedy where over 14,000 sheep perished during transport by sea, the outgoing Commission sent us an insensitive response to a complaint regarding an Irish livestock vessel’ reads the statement of the Compassion in World Farming organisation. “This is clear evidence that the outgoing Commission failed in its duty of care for animal welfare;…

Juncker hospitalised again

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incumbent president of the European Commission, is to undergo aneurysm surgery on November 11, the press service announced on October 31.  “He will undergo surgery on 11 November to treat an aneurysm,” Commission spokesperson said. However she did not provide for further details of the diagnosis. An EU official said the surgery…

EU Juncker mourns Jacques Chirac

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker was moved and devastated by the news that Jacques Chirac has passed away. Aujourd'hui, l'Europe perd une de ses figures de proue, la France un grand homme d'État et moi un ami fidèle. Jacques #Chirac était un homme de fortes convictions, celles des valeurs humanistes de fraternité, de…

Juncker and Johnson to meet in Luxembourg

EU and British negotiators will continue talks next week, a UK government spokeswoman said in conclusion of the latest round of talks in Brussels. 🇪🇺🇬🇧 @JunckerEU will have a working lunch with @BorisJohnson on Monday, 16 September, in Luxembourg. — Mina Andreeva (@Mina_Andreeva) September 13, 2019 “The UK has presented some ideas on an all-island…

Juncker will not attend Biarritz G7

Urgent hospitalisation prevents Jean-Claude Juncker (64), the incumbent president of the European Commission from attending the G7 summit in Biarritz (France) on August 24-26, a spokesperson said. (Image: archive) ⌛D-5#G7Biarritz will start on Saturday in a renewed format and with the unprecedented participation of leaders from 8 invited countries and several heads of international organizations. It is by…

Juncker urgently hospitalised

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has interrupted his summer holiday in Austria to be urgently submitted to hospital to remove his gallbladder. According to the press-release of the European Commission services, “had to shorten his holiday in Austria for medical reasons. He was taken back to Luxembourg where he will undergo an urgent cholecystectomy [surgical…

Juncker issues warning to Johnson

A no-deal Brexit would hurt the United Kingdom more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pointed out in his remarks published during weekend. .@JunckerEU’s @TTNachrichten summer interview 🇪🇺🇬🇧: “#EU is well prepared for a #NoDealBrexit. My personal hope is that…

EU allocates €119M to Ukraine

The EU provides additional  million for accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine and to step up its support to the Sea of Azov region. Additional EU support to Ukraine worth €109 million will help implement key reforms.Support will focus on decentralisation, fighting corruption, empowering civil society and accountable governance → https://t.co/aCJeKYck7U #EUUkraine pic.twitter.com/Y0gbopj3YO — European…

Juncker receives von der Leyen with “open arms”

“Delighted to welcome von der Leyen with open arms to the  European Commission today. A true European, we are on the same page when it comes to speaking up for interests” wrote incumbent president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in his Twitter micro blog. Delighted to welcome @vonderleyen with open arms to the @EU_Commission today….

Franco-German wrestling over EU top jobs

European Union leaders clashed over future EU institutions top jobs, primary of powerful position of the European Commission president,  promising to meet a deadline for appointments at  June Summit (20-21/6). 🇪🇺 #Europe's most powerful leaders Angela #Merkel and @EmmanuelMacron on collision course over #Brussels' top job ⤵ pic.twitter.com/mSHF3AyVQk — FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) May 29,…