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New Book: “European Commission 2004-2014: A Testimony by the President with selected documents”

José Manuel Barroso published the book “European Commission 2004-2014: A Testimony by the President with selected documents”. Jose Manuel Durão Barroso has been President of the European Commission since 2004. In this book Jose Manuel Durão Barroso gives a personal testimony of his mandate, which ends on 31 October 2014. It also contains a selection of his speeches, photos and documents which illustrate the Commission’s work in the last 10 years (EUBookshop, 2014). Read an extract from its introduction […]

Thinking about Europe

Want to turn away for a moment from your research? The European Commission has just published the “Thinking about Europe: Jean Monnet support to European studies”. Read an excerpt of the publication entitled “A house full of books” and check the Library catalogue for the entire publication […]

New EU Commission: Profiles and portfolios of President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker

President-elect Juncker unveiled his team and the new shape of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have seven Vice-Presidents (one of whom is the High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini). Those other than the High Representative will each lead a project team, focusing on issues such as ‘Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness’, ‘Digital Single Market’ and ‘Energy Union’.

July 2014 in Europe…

Italy has taken over the the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. The presidency trio programme (Italy, Latvia and Luxemburg: from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015) […]