At present at Fee, Simone Veil’s passing and calendar

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As all of the European commissioners are in Tallinn for the beginning of Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the EU, Friday’s noon press convention was quick.

Alexander Winterstein, the Fee’s deputy spokesman. mentioned Jean-Claude Juncker was writing to French President Emmanuel Macron to precise his unhappiness on the demise of Simone Veil.

Veil, who was the primary president of the European Parliament, was 89. A Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, Veil was a powerful advocate for European unity. She was a champion for girls’s rights in France and throughout Europe. As well being minister below Valéry Giscard D’Estaing in 1974, Veil legalized abortion in France. She later sat on France’s high constitutional courtroom.

Winterstein additionally offered Juncker’s agenda for the subsequent week, together with which features a assembly with the president of the European Court docket of Auditors, former German MEP Klaus-Heiner Lehne. Juncker will even be in Strasbourg to satisfy MEPs from the European Conservatives and Reformists group earlier than heading to Hamburg for the G20 assembly.

You could find the entire agenda of the European Fee for subsequent week right here.

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Extra from … Quentin Ariès

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