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Further economic sanctions on Russia

12/09/2014 - Further economic sanctions on Russia

The EU took new sanctions targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia. They will enter into force on 12 September.  In view of the gravity of the situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine, the Council decided to reinforce the measures adopted on 31 July against Russia.

Commissioner Andor interviewed about G20 Employment Ministers' meeting

11/09/2014 - Commissioner Andor interviewed about G20 Employment Ministers' meeting

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, László Andor, represented the EU at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Melbourne on 10 and 11 September 2014.  He was interviewed  for "The World Today" on ABC Radio National, saying "we'll ensure that young people are not allowed to remain umemployed for longer than four months but they would get a quality offer a job apprecenticeship, a traineeship, or for a learning opportunity".

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Council adopts list of Commissioner candidates

Council adopts list of Commissioner candidates

The Council, by common accord with Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the Commission, on 5 September proposed the list of persons for appointment as members of the Commission until 31 October 2019.  This decision will be forwarded to the European Parliament.  The Treaty on European Union provides that "The Council, by common accord with the President-elect, shall adopt the list of the other persons whom it proposes for appointment as members of the Commission. They shall be selected, on the basis of the suggestions made by member states.( ..) The President, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the other members of the Commission shall be subject as a body to a vote of consent by the European Parliament. On the basis of this consent the Commission shall be appointed by the European Council, acting by a qualified majority."

Ambassador's corner

Ambassador's corner

In early September Ambassador Sem Fabrizi attended the EU Heads of Delegation and Heads of Mission annual conference in Brussels.

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