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29 Nov
European Council

The European Council appoints new Commission

The European Council today appointed by written procedure the new Commission (for the period from 1 December 2019 to 31 October 2024) The new President of the Commission will be Ursula von der Leyen (Germany) and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will be Josep Borrell (Spain), who will […]

28 Nov

Towards the modernisation of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

The European Council discussed the state of play of negotiations in the World Trade Organization, and progress in its reform process. The Commission briefed ministers on its latest initiatives to promote a EU comprehensive approach towards the modernisation of all the main functions of the WTO: rulemaking, monitoring and dispute settlement. Particular emphasis was put […]

27 May
European Council WTO ecommerce

E-commerce: European Council adopts supplementary mandate for WTO negotiations

The European Council today (May 27) adopted a negotiating mandate to enable the Commission to participate in plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce. In January 2019, in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the European Union and 48 other members of the WTO decided to start negotiations to put in place global rules on electronic commerce. Ştefan-Radu Oprea, Minister for […]

07 May

Four EU cities offer to host the European Labour Authority

Four EU countries have sent offers to the European Council to host the seat of the future European Labour Authority (ELA) in the following cities: Nicosia (Cyprus) Sofia (Bulgaria) Riga (Latvia) Bratislava (Slovakia) The offers will be published on the Council website on 13 May. Assessment criteria Before 3 June the European Commission will assess […]


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