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FROM LEFT: ECB President Mario Draghi, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Stability Mechanism Managing Director Klaus Regling at the European Financial Ministers meeting in Milan, Italy. MILAN: The European Union sought ways yesterday to marshal billions of euros into its sluggish economy without getting deeper into debt, considering options from a pan-European capital market to a huge investment fund.
"In the new European Commission, form follows function. We have to be open to change.
While some see Johannes Hahn as little more than a caretaker commissioner, others believe he is the ideal candidate to keep EU neighbors enthused about remaining in Brussels' orbit. RFE/RL speaks to Joanna Wajda, the Brussels correspondent for Polish public broadcaster TVP, about what to expect after Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was chosen as the president of the European Council.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, handed key economic and financial responsibilities to French and British members of a restructured, 28-strong team on Wednesday. Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici was given the economic and monetary policy portfolio, although he will be supervised by former Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen and former Latvian prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis.
The shareholders approved all of the matters tabled at the meeting. Specifically, the financial statements of the Company and the consolidated financial statements for the accounting year ended .
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Luxemburg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker posse to the media during their meeting at Prime Minister Chancellery in Warsaw April 29, 2009.
But unlike her, he has "given up" on Moscow, with Russia relations set to make or break his EU tenure.
Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini is widely tipped to replace Catherinie Ashton as the EU's foreign policy chief.
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