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Labour MEPs welcome EU High Rep-designate's pledge to bear down on Putin

Labour MEPs backed Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini as the new EU High Representative last night after she rejected a choice between narrow national interest versus common interest. Read more

Energy union VP-designate fails to say who'll lead EU climate change agenda

The nominee for Energy Union vice president failed to say who will take charge of the European Union's climate change agenda when questioned by MEPs today. Read more

Labour MEP tells industry commissioner we can't allow local communities to lag

Industry commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska was questioned at her hearing in front of MEPs today on disparities in regional funding and the need to ensure investment and growth supports our poorest... Read more

Industry commissioner fails to explain why medical devices were taken out of health

Industry and internal market commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska failed to explain why pharmaceutical and medical devices were taken out of the health portfolio when questioned by MEPs today. Read more

Labour MEP presses climate and energy commissioner nominee over oil links

The climate action and energy commissioner-designate has come under fresh scrutiny from MEPs over his links to Big Oil. Read more

Labour MEP calls on new development commissioners to act on Isis and Ebola

The Labour MEP overseeing this week's hearings of the commissioner nominees with responsibility for development has called on them to prioritise the humanitarian crises caused by Isis and Ebola. Read more

Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

A Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission's "foolish plans" to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system. Read more

Employment commissioner nominee fails to promise review of posted workers directive

Employment commissioner-designate Marianne Thyssen today refused to match Jean-Claude Juncker's promise to review the posted workers directive. Read more

Lord Hill must deliver lasting reforms to stimulate growth and jobs

Labour MEPs have set three key targets for Lord Hill, Britain's nominee for the European Commission, who will be grilled by MEPs today. Read more

EU must show real determination to overcome enlargement fatigue

Labour's Group in the European Parliament today gave its backing to Johannes Hahn as neighbourhood policy and enlargement commissioner following his hearing in front of the European Parliament foreign affairs... Read more

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