The European Border and Coast Guard Agency’s (Frontex) executive director, Fabrice, Leggeri, resigned from his post on Friday, following a meeting of the Frontex Management Board on 28 and 29 April to discuss consequences of the European Anti-Fraud Office’s (OLAF) report on their investigations.
During one of the last Conference on the Future of Europe meetings in Strasbourg, Renew MEP Guy Verhofstadt said the European Parliament would next week call for a revision of the EU Treaties.
European Parliament members in the Constitutional Affairs Committee want the Parliament to get a ‘general and direct’ right to initiative after the next time the Treaties are revised.
Last week Tuesday (19 April), the first meeting of a new European Parliament committee investigating spyware such as Pegasus took place. In the constitutive meeting of the Pegasus Inquiry Committee (PEGA), the chair and three vice-chairs were elected, being Jeroen Lenaers (EPP) as chair, and Sándor Rónai (S&D), Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA) and Moritz Körner (Renew) as vice-chairs.
The Russian war in Ukraine yesterday reached its gruesome two-months anniversary. While thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing their country to seek refuge in Western Europe, the EU is trying to stop Russia through a myriad of sanctions.
‘’Our victory is so big you can see it from the moon, let alone from Brussels’’, Viktor Órban says to a cheering crowd in Budapest after winning his fourth consecutive term as Hungary’s prime minister on Sunday. And he turns out to be right. Not only did the bloc see Órbans victory, but they also responded two days after the elections by triggering a new conditionality mechanism that could deprive Hungary of up to 40 billion euros of EU funds.
In the opening session of the European Parliament’s plenary meeting in April, President Roberta Metsola led a minute of silence for the victims of the war in Ukraine and around the world.
The S&D group in the European Parliament wants Serbia to make a clear pro-EU choice if it wants to become a member of the European Union.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola visited Kiev on Friday in an effort to show the Parliaments support for Ukraine. In her speech in front of the Ukrainian Rada she praised the resistance of Ukraine against the Russian invasion and called for further assistance.
The European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee wants to transform the EU’s electoral law by replacing the current European Electoral Act from 1976. Their main transformative idea: electing some of the MEPs in the EU Parliament through transnational lists.