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All hands on deck

The Maltese MEPs will be spread across a total of 11 different committees in the European Parliament. In five of these committees, both the S&D and the EPP will have Maltese representatives. The MEPs who will sit on each of the European Parliament’s 20 committees  – and their subcommittees – in the legislature that has just begun were announced in plenary in Strasbourg on Friday. Following Wednesday’s decision by plenary on the structure and size of...
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S&D entrusts Agius Saliba with Digital Agenda portfolio

The Digital Agenda will remain high on the EU’s agenda in the coming years as it is central to its vision for a future that's economically strong, socially inclusive, and that allows the bloc to be a global leader in the digital age. As one of the Vice Presidents of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Maltese MEP Alex Agius Saliba has been entrusted with the portfolio of the Digital Agenda as well as the group’s communication and campaigns. On...
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European Socialists and the “coalition of compromise”

“Our support is conditional on the obligation to offer a project for Europe that ends inequalities and guarantees equal opportunities,” the leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament told Ursula von der Leyen before Thursday’s vote. Ursula von der Leyen won a second five-year term at the helm of the European Commission, the European Union’s powerful executive body. She was confirmed with the backing of 401 votes in the European Parliament  – well over the 360-vote majority she needed. But...
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Von der Leyen’s all set to start building her new team

After winning a second term as European Commission boss, Ursula von der Leyen will shortly be inviting each EU member state to nominate a man and a woman for the new College of European Commissioners. After having been elected by the European Parliament for a second five-year term earlier on Thursday, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen will be sending official letters to EU member state heads of state or government, inviting them to put forward a name...
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Here’s how they will help shape our future

Committees are the workhorses of the European Parliament. They are where the nitty-gritty of EU law-making takes place, shaping policies that impact the daily lives of European citizens. The fight for influence within the European Parliament is fierce, with coveted positions on powerful standing committees offering the chance to shape EU policy on everything from climate change to trade. On Wednesday, during the institution’s constitutive plenary...