Friday Jul 18
Greens attack 'golden hello' for interim commissioners
Newly-elected interim commissioners will take office for just three months. They were elected in haste, and transfer allowances, to bring them to Brussels, will cost the EU 160,000.
Don't risk market confidence by bending budget rules: EU economy czar
Euro zone countries must beware of bending budget rules in the quest for economic growth, the EU's new economics czar said on Thursday, suggesting some proposals from France and Italy sought too much leeway.
Interim commissioners pass EU parliament test
Katainen, who will replace economic affairs commissioner Olli Rehn, is the only one of the four who is likely to stay on as commissioner once the new EU commission is voted in, in October.
Finland to nominate Katainen as EU commissioner on Thursday
Finland will nominate Jyrki Katainen, who stepped down as prime minister last month to seek a high-level European post, to become an EU commissioner on Thursday, new premier Alexander Stubb said.
All to play for in EU jobs push
The dust has hardly settled after last week's summit, and Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as president of the European Commission still has to be approved by a majority vote in the European Parliament.