European Commission

Interim ForMin Aurescu attends GAC meeting; EU enlargement, post-Brexit negotiation on meeting agenda

Interim Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated in Brussels on Tuesday in the meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC), which tackled the enlargement of the European Union and the post-Brexit negotiations, a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed. The meeting agenda also included the preparations for the European Council of 26-27 March.

Iohannis: Presidents of European Council, European Commission, open to Romania's proposals for EU's multiannual budget

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that both the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, were open to Romania's proposals on the multiannual budget of the European Union.

Commission pledges more funds to Greece

Greece stands to collect some 21 billion euros of European Union subsidies in the next program period that begins next year, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Friday at the National Development Conference in Athens on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27.

The Greek commissioner referred to "an increase by about 8 percent from the current period."

Latvia’s Former Permanent Representative to the European Union Named Secretary-General of the European Commission

Latvian Ilze Juhansone is a the new Secretary-General of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Nicolas Schmit announced. He specified that the decision was taken at today's meeting of the commissioners and takes effect immediately.

PM Orban meets EC President von der Leyen, discuss new EU budget, Green Deal, CVM

AGERPRES special correspondent Dana Piciu reports: Prime Minister Ludovic Orban is set to have a meeting on Thursday with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to discuss, among other things, the EU budget and the Green Deal.

The Pitfalls of a ‘Geopolitical’ European Commission

She was responding to recent global developments, notably the rise of protectionism, the gradual erosion of multilateralism and the "great power competition" between the United States and China.

But what exactly does a "geopolitical Commission" mean — and what are the potential pitfalls of such an aspiration?