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Parliament in Session. Parliament elects Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President
25-07-2014

With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five year term. The minimum number of votes required was 376.

For the first time in the history of the EU, the European Parliament elected - and not merely approved - the President of the European Commission following a proposal by the European Council, according to the rules laid down in the Lisbon Treaty (December 2009).

For more information read press release.
Economic Dialogue with Pier Carlo Padoan, ECOFIN President and Minister of Economy and Finances of Italy
22-07-2014
Pier Carlo PADOAN, ECOFIN President and Minister of Economy and Finances of Italy, laid out the three pillars of activity and underlined as well the various legislative acts that the Italian Presidency took over from previous EU Presidencies. The programme is in the line up of the EU Council conclusions from 26 and 27 of June. Structural reforms have to be continued to be more strictly and quicker implemented, in this regards Mr PADOAN said that transparency is here most essential, so that country specific recommandations relflect the real situation.
Special meeting of the European Council
17-07-2014
-   press conference by Martin Schulz, EP President

The new European Commission should include sufficient women or risk being blocked by the European Parliament, warned Martin Schulz. “Parliament will not accept a gentlemen’s club," the EP president said, addressing heads of state and government at the start of a Council summit on Wednesday 16 July dedicated to discussing candidates for top EU jobs.

Full text of the Speech by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament at the special meeting of the European Council
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