Keyword: EU Commission

French EU Commission candidate gets grilling from MEPs

MEPs asked Sylvie Goulard, candidate for Internal Market portfolio, more questions about her personal integrity than her expertise for new post.

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France 'targeting Commission presidency' in new EU appointments

The French government is aiming to place one of its nationals as EU Commission president after incumbent Jean-Claude Junker leaves the post this year, in preference to competing for the presidency of the European Central Bank, also due for a new head, according to informed sources cited by news agency Reuters.

France and Germany lead EU budget concerns

France is outraged by proposed cuts in farm aid after the European Commission unveiled its post-Brexit finance plan.

France’s voice barely heard in debate on top EU job

President François Hollande has played a background role in saga over who should be Commission president as UK and Germany slug it out.