Political philosophy

Bulgarian Appointed to be Chief Spokesperson of European Commission

Bulgarian Mina Andreeva is appointed to temporarily be the chief spokesperson of the European Commission, Andreeve told a press conference on July 19. She was currently deputy chief spokesperson, but the incumbent Margaritis Schinas is to be nominated by Greece to the next Commission, reports BNT,

The New European Parliament with Second Session in Strasbourg

The second session of the newly elected European Parliament began in Strasbourg. The most important item on the agenda is the vote tomorrow evening on the candidacy of the German politician Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen as President of the European Commission.

Voting is secret, and Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen must be supported by 374 MEPs to be elected.

Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

Then, in November, Christine Lagarde is set to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank.

The good news is that each of these candidates would strengthen the EU at a time of global insecurity. The bad news is that the EU itself will continue to face significant challenges from within.

President Iohannis, message on Justice Day: Last years, marked by repeated attempts to subordinate justice to politics

President Klaus Iohannis states in a message conveyed on Sunday, on the occasion of Justice Day, that the recent years have been marked by repeated attempts to subordinate justice to politics, through hasty amendments to the legislation organizing the judiciary, the statute of magistrates and the criminal law, but this "assault" has triggered the prompt reaction of citizens and magistrates.

German MP Grigoris Aggelidis to speak on liberalism, diasporas in EU, Greece

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has invited German lawmaker Grigoris Aggelidis in Athens to present his view about the future of liberalism in Europe and Greece.
Aggelidis, who is of Greek origin, is a politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP).