On Tuesday 10 September, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her pick of Commissioner-designates and their respective portfolios. While there were some surprises compared to rumoured allocations, overall the ‘package’ was welcomed by citizens and business alike. Explaining the proposed new College of Commissioners, Von der Leyen stressed that her focus will be on…

There are mounting concerns in the Council and the European Commission regarding the European Parliament’s approach to the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) i.e. the EU’s long-term budget. There are fears that not enough provisional agreements on sectoral programmes will be reached before the European elections, according to a letter from the Romanian Presidency of the…