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European elections 2014

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  • Court of Auditors: pushing for better management of the EU budget
    Good financial management is simple in theory, but difficult in practice. “It is not a choice between spending the money, complying with the rules and achieving results. It is about achieving all three at once,’’ said Vítor Caldeira, president of the EU Court of Auditors. He made the remark presenting the Court's report on the implementation of the EU's 2013 budget. to the EP's budgetary control committee on 5 November. He returned on 12 November to address all MEPs during the plenary session.
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  • Plenary debate: Northern Ireland peace process and Turkish-Cypriot tensions
    The peace process in Northern Ireland and recent Turkish activities in Cypriot waters will be discussed during the Brussels plenary and highlighted in two resolutions to be voted on Thursday. The Cyprus debate is to be preceded by a statement by Federica Mogherini, the EU's foreign affairs chief. Follow the plenary session live on our website from 15.30 CET.
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  • European Commission: what Juncker's new team will be working on
    The new European Commission will start its five-year term on 1 November, but what will it be working on? President Jean-Claude Juncker has already announced a €300 billion investment plan, but there will be many other plans that will have to be scrutinised and voted on by the European Parliament before they can enter into force. There are also plans inherited from the previous Commission that have to be dealt with, from roaming charges to banking reforms. Read on to find out what is coming up.
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  • ABC of the EU institutions
    What does the Parliament do and what are the responsibilities of the Commission? What do we mean with the European Council and how is it different from the Council of the European Union? Read our infographic for a brief guide to the EU's institutions.
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  • The new European Commission in figures
    The new European Commission led Jean-Claude Juncker has today been approved by the European Parliament, but how is it composed? Check out our infographic to find out more about the gender balance as well as the commissioners' political experience and average age.
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