Claude Juncker & European Council
The European Council is an institution of the European Union. It comprises the heads of state or government of the EU member states, along with the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council, currently Herman Van Rompuy. /5
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Theresa May to hold talks with Jean-Claude Juncker after series of threats at her first European Council meeting
In case you wondered, Jean-Claude Juncker won yesterday's vote in the European Parliament 422:250. Before, he won in the European Council by 26:2. Now, a speedy European Commission composition takes off. JCJ will get his first Vice still this week (High Rep); his ambition is to have the entire College composed by the end of the month! Well, on paper. Then the EP will hear those people and we shall see if the process goes as smoothly only in September.
On Tuesday night at a European Council meeting in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not keen on the idea of Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxembourg and leading eurofanatic, becoming the next president of the European Commission
No agreement on tax evasion, but leaders set end-of-year deadline Yesterday’s European Council does not reach agreement on the savings tax, as Jean-Claude Juncker makes his approval contingent on separate negotiations with Switzerland and Liechtenstein; leaders, however, set end of year timetable to pass the savings directive; they also decide to hold special eurozone summit on youth unemployment; and voted unanimously to continue with ‘one Commissioner per country’ until 2019; Greece is satisfied amid a green light for its gas and oil exploration in the Aegean; the European Parliament passes a draft bill on the single supervisory mechanism; final approval will depend on separate negotiations with the ECB on democratic accountability; bill also includes a widening of the powers of the European Banking Authority in relation to the SSM and national bank supervisors; Bank of Spain report on Spanish public debt shows slightly lower costs and lower maturities than in 2011; Spain issues €61bn net debt a ...
The pompous Jesuit-educated Van Rompuy: "we zijn allemaal Jezuieten": are all Jesuits" There are plenty of reasons to keep a close eye on Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council. Early September, Van Rompuy spoke to the 'Interreligious Dialogue' in Florence. The world press did not notice, but fortunately there was still the 'Katholiek Nieuwsblad' from Den Bosch, Rome's last resort in the Netherlands. The newspaper proudly quoted Van Rompuy as announcing: 'We are all Jesuits'. He was referring to those prominent European leaders with whom he is developing the architecture for the future Europe. 'It creates unbreakable ties. So there is a 'Jesuits International'' Who are those people that Van Rompuy, himself schooled by the Jesuits at Sint-Jan Berchman College in Brussels, was talking about? First of all, there is José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Secondly, there is Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime minister of Luxembourg and Chairman of the Euro ...
Jean-Claude Juncker denies that he wanted to run for President of the European Council chair.
Who says there is no humor in S(pain)? Here are some simultaneous linear non-equations to help you chuckle before you begin work. "Iceland is not Greece.; Andreas Schockenhoff, Deputy Leader, Christian-Democrats, Iceland, July, 2009 "Spain is not Greece."; Elena Salgado, Finance Minister, Spain, February 2010 "Greece is not Iceland."; Giorgios Papaconstantinou, Finance Minister, Greece, November 8, 2010 "Spain is not Greece."; Michael Noonan, Finance Minister, Spain, June 16, 2011 "Italy is not Ireland and Portugal."; Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, July 10, 2011 "Pakistan is not Afghanistan or Iraq ..."; Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Army Chief, Pakistan, Oct 18, 2011 Italy is not Greece;Herman Van Rompuy, President, European Council November 2011 (a quote attributed to him) "Spain is not Uganda.";Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister, Spain, last week "Uganda is not Spain"; yet to come ... and, to put into all into context, might I add "When it becomes serious, you have to lie."; Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister, L ...
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