Kristalina Georgieva

9 Countries Get Deadline Extension by Sept 2015 for Extra Payments to EU Budget

The nine EU countries which were supposed to make extra contributions to the EU budget by December 1, 2014, were granted a postponement by September 1, 2015 on Friday.

Friday's decision of the finance and economy ministers of the 28 EU Member States stipulated an opportunity for making the payments in installments.

MEPs to Hear Kristalina Georgieva on October 2

Kristalina Georgieva, the nominee to become EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, will be questioned at the European Parliament on October 2, the EP press office has announced.

Georgieva will be facing questions from three EP committees, namely those responsible for budgets, budgetary controls and legal affairs.

Kristalina Georgieva To Be Taxation, Anti-Fraud Commissioner

A draft line-up of the new European Commission, obtained by Reuters, shows that Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva would most likely be taxation and anti-fraud commissioner. 

The final line-up of Jean-Claude Juncker's 28-strong team is expected to be announced on Wednesday at noon, so the draft is subject to change.