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‘All EU Need To Know’: Spitzenkandidaten explained

What is the Spitzenkandidaten process? The Spitzenkandidaten process is a way of giving EU citizens a say in the appointment of the President of the European Commission. Each European Parliament political group selects a lead candidate, which is where the name Spitzenkandidat comes from (it translates as lead candidate from […]

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Just the Facts | Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 January, the Republic of Bulgaria took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Estonia, marking the first time Bulgaria has held the Presidency since joining the EU in 2007.  In 2009, the Lisbon Treaty established a system whereby a trio of Member States […]

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Press Release | Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU – ‘United We Stand Strong’

Dublin, 17 January 2018: European Movement (EM) Ireland today hosted a seminar in the Department of the Taoiseach on the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and launched its Bulgarian Presidency Calendar which runs from 1 January to 30 June 2018. Speaking at the event, the Ambassador of the Republic […]

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European Council Summit 14-15 December 2017

On Thursday 14 December, the European Council met in Brussels to discuss security and defence, social issues, education and culture, along with climate change and Jerusalem.  On Friday 15 December, leaders met in an EU27 format to review the Article 50 negotiations, as well as to hold a Euro Summit. […]

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