24. Juli 2019


Auf einen Blick: Die Top-Jobs des EU-Parlaments, von Gerardo Fortuna, Hannah Archambault, Kasey Baiter and Tolis Papastolopoulos

„Alle Kästchen des komplexen Puzzles der Machtverteilung im Europäischen Parlament sind nun abgehakt, nachdem die slowakische Konservative Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová vergangene Woche zur Vorsitzenden des Ausschusses für soziale Angelegenheiten ernannt wurde.

Nahalie Loiseau

Loiseau ist die ehemalige Direktorin der französischen École nationale d’administration (ENA). Sie war die Spitzenkandidatin der Partei La République En Marche bei den EU-Wahlen 2019.

Erster stellvertretender Vorsitzender: Nikos Androulakis (S&D, GR)

Zweite stellvertretende Vorsitzende: Kinga Gál (EVP, HU)

Dritte stellvertretende Vorsitzende: Özlem Demirel (GUE/NGL, DE)

Vierter stellvertretender Vorsitzender: Lukas Mandl (EVP, AT)…“

Der vollständige Beitrag kann hier online abgerufen werden.

23. Juli 2019


Updated list of political group coordinators in European Parliament’s parliamentary committees, by Pascal Hansens

Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE): The coordinators of this 68-member committee are: EPP – Roberta Metsola (Malta), who has previously been Coordinator between 2009 and 2014, and Jeroen Lenaers (Netherlands) as Vice-Coordinator. S&D – Birgit Sippel (Germany). Renew Europe – Sophie in’t Veld (Netherlands). Greens/EFA – Co-coordinators Terry Reintke (Germany) and Tineke Strik (Netherlands). ID – Annalisa Tardino (Italy). ECR – to be confirmed, Patryk Tomasz Jaki (Poland). GUE-NGL – Cornelia Ernst (Germany), previously Coordinator during the preceding legislature. 

International Trade (INTA). The coordinators of this 41-member committee are: EPP – Christophe Hansen (Luxembourg) and Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou (Greece), who will be Vice-Coordinator. S&D – Kathleen Van Brempt (Belgium) who also heads her delegation. Renew Europe – Karin Karlsbro (Sweden) with Samira Rafaela (Netherlands) as Vice-Coordinator. Greens/EFA- Heidi Hautala (Germany). ID – Markus Buchheit (Germany). ECR – Geert Bourgeois (Belgium); Emmanouil Fragkos (Greece), Vice-Coordinator. GUE/NGL – Helmut Scholz (Germany).

Regional Development (REGI). The coordinators of this 43-member committee are: EPP – Andrey Novakov (Bulgaria), Vice-Coordinator: Pascal Arimont (Belgium). S&D – Constanze Krehl (Germany). Renew Europe – Ondřej Knotek (Czech Republic); Christian Ghinea (Romania), Vice-Coordinator. Greens/EFA- Niklas Nienaß (Germany). ID – Francesca Donato (Italy). ECR – Raffaele Fitto (Italy) and Andżelika Możdżanowska (Poland), Vice-Coordinator. GUE/NGL – Martina Michels (Germany).


The full-text article can be found here.

22. Juli 2019


Parliament’s top jobs at a glance, by Gerardo Fortuna, Hannah Archambault, Kasey Baiter and Tolis Papastolopoulos

All boxes of the European Parliament’s complex power-sharing puzzle have now been ticked, after last week’s appointment of Slovak conservative Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová as chairwomen of the Social Affairs Committee.

As the newly elected MEPs are gearing up for the first week of intense work at the Parliament, which is, coincidently, also the last one before the summer break, EURACTIV brings you all chairs of the Parliament’s 22 committees at a glance.

SEDE – Security and Defence – Subcommittee

Loiseau is the former director of the French École nationale d’administration (ENA). She was the top candidate of La République En Marche during the 2019 EU elections

1st Vice-Chair: Nikos Androulakis (S&D, EL)

2nd Vice-Chair: Kinga Gál (EPP, HU)

3rd Vice-Chair: Özlem Demirel (GUE/NGL, DE)

4th Vice-Chair: Lukas Mandl (EPP, AT)…“

The full-text article can be found here.

11. Juli 2019


Elections to offices of parliamentary committees prefigure future political balance of power

„MEPs have essentially elected, for a period of two and a half years, all the presidents and a large majority of the vice-presidents of the 20 parliamentary committees and the two subcommittees of the European Parliament on Wednesday 10 July.

As expected, the cordon sanitaire was applied to prevent far-right MEPs from taking over positions of responsibility, which could have been theirs if MEPs had fully respected the distribution of posts according to the d’Hondt rule (see EUROPE B12293A4).

Among the partially postponed elections are the Committees on Foreign Affairs (AFET), Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), Education and Culture (CULT), and Constitutional Affairs (AFCO). Only a complete postponement has been planned for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) (see EUROPE B12293A3).

By acclamation, Nikos Androulakis (S&D, Greece) was elected 1st Vice-President, as were the 3rd and 4th Vice-Presidents, Özlem Demirel (GUE/NGL) of Germany and Lukas Mandl (EPP) of Austria. The second Vice-President, Hungarian Kinga Gal (EPP), had to face a secret ballot, which she won. (Original version in French by the editorial staff).“

The full-text article is to be found here.