Plenary highlights: Commission changes, EU budget and climate law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs voted for changes at the European Commission, more ambitious climate targets, and discussed the rule of law in EU countries during the 5-8 October plenary session in Brussels. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as commissioner for financial services, financial […]

Council Presidency: Floundering with the EU 2014 budget

Yesterday the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council made another blunder and a very bad start in its relation with the European Parliament. After the Lithuanian Vice-Minister Algimantas Rimkūnas presented to the plenary of the Legislative the Council a proposal for the EU 2014 Budget, with which many MEPs strongly disagreed, the Lithuanian Presidency issued a […]