Headlines March 2013

Maroš Šefčovič takes part in the open Conference of Presidents at the European Parliament

20/03/2013

Speaking at the European Parliament's Open Conference of Presidents this afternoon, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told political group leaders and other MEPs that the Commission has done everything in its power to assist Cyprus and work towards a constructive solution.

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Transparency, lobbying and decision-making in the EU

15/03/2013

VP Sefcovic addressed the annual General Assembly of EPACA, the European Public Affairs Consultants' Association (video). He spoke about the achievements in the field of transparency and the review process of the Transparency Register. The register which was set up in 2011 has information about nearly 5600 entities which are engaged in influencing the decision-making process in the EU.

Speech: Transparency Register – two years on

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Commission ready to help broker budget deal as Parliament rejects Council agreement

13/03/2013

As the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday (13 March) to reject the seven-year EU budget deal agreed by Member States in February, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told MEPs that the European Commission remained ready to help broker a new deal. 

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V-P Šefčovič backs plans for encouraging voter turnout in 2014 European elections

13/03/2013

European political parties should nominate their candidate for the next head of the European Commission and national parties should make their European affiliations clear to all voters. These are just two of the recommendations adopted by the European Commission on Tuesday (12 March 2013) in a bid to encourage voter turnout in the next European Parliament elections in 2014. 

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Maroš Šefčovič receive Serge Haroche, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2012
Research funding is investment, not expense, V-P Šefčovič tells Nobel Laureate

07/03/2013

Funding for scientific research is too often viewed as an expense rather than an investment in the future, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told a group of eminent scientists, including 2012 Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche on Thursday (7 March). 

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V-P Šefčovič meets the European Ombudsman
Ethics under the spotlight as V-P Šefčovič meets the European Ombudsman

07/03/2013

The European Commission's approach to lobbying, ethics and transparency were the main topics for discussion on Thursday morning (7 March) when Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič  welcomed the European Ombudsman in Brussels for a debate with the network of ethics correspondents within the European Commission. 

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