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Sep 13, 2018 5 tweets 6 min read
The next #EUelections2019 will take place in May.
We propose new rules to ensure that they are organised in a free and fair manner, and to better protect them from manipulation by third countries or private interests.!fx67KH #SOTEU #EUprotects To ensure that Europeans are able to make their political choices next May in fair and secure elections, our new set of measures focus on:
🛡️Data protection
⚖️Appropriate sanctions
#SOTEU #EUelections2019
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Sep 13, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
“We cannot continue to squabble to find ad-hoc solutions each time a new ship arrives.”
During #SOTEU, President @JunckerEU proposed:
• A reinforced European Union Agency for Asylum
• A fully equipped #EUBorderGuard
• Stronger EU rules on return
• Legal migration
#MigrationEU We are proposing to equip the #EUBorderGuard with the operational capacity and powers needed to effectively support Member States on the ground.
The new standing corps of 10,000 operational staff will ensure that the EU has the necessary capabilities in place.
#SOTEU #MigrationEU
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 5 min read
“We are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs between Europe and Africa. It would help create up to 10 million jobs in the next 5 years alone”, said President @JunckerEU during #SOTEU.

More info on our proposal →!XV87vV #EUAfrica #SOTEU We propose to develop the numerous European-African trade agreements into a continent-to-continent free trade agreement, as an economic partnership between equals. #investGlobal #EUAfrica #SOTEU
Sep 11, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
It's the final stretch before #SOTEU!
We caught @ClaraMartinezAl in the midst of preparation – straight after her briefing with colleagues based all over Europe.
Behind-the-scenes questions and answers with the Head of cabinet of President @JunckerEU Is the #SOTEU speech ready now?
Aug 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
EU-U.S. Joint Statement of 25 July: EU imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas are on the rise.
Since arrival of the first U.S. LNG carrier in April 2016 and today, EU imports of LNG from the U.S. have increased from 0 to 2.8 billion cubic meters.!QP48YV #EUtrade President @JunckerEU and President @realDonaldTrump agreed to strengthen EU-U.S. strategic cooperation with respect to energy.
In this context, the EU would import more LNG from the U.S. to diversify and render its energy supply more secure.
Jul 27, 2018 8 tweets 7 min read
Got plans this summer?
Our EU travel checklist will give you the tips you need to make sure your travels are fun and safe! #EUandME Hit with delays or cancellations?
As an air, rail, ship or bus passenger, you have rights when travelling in the EU, such as compensation or reimbursements following delays.
Find out more and download our app here →!bg39vB #EUandME
Jul 26, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
We now have four more #Galileo satellites in orbit, covering the whole world on a permanent basis!
Good news for transport, energy, agriculture and many other economic sectors.
What benefits will it bring to Europeans?
Thread on #EUSpace 🛰️ #Galileo is now integrated in every new car model sold in Europe, supporting the eCall emergency response system.
From 2019, it will be integrated in digital tachographs of lorries to ensure the respect of driving time rules and improve #RoadSafety.
Jul 20, 2018 12 tweets 8 min read
Stay tuned!
We are participating in the #Archive30 challenge. Each day, we will present to you something from our #EUarchives. You get a slice of history and also a glimpse into how the science and art of archiving works! This is the first item of our participation to the #Archive30 challenge. It describes "Your Archive" but is just an appetizer...
Jul 18, 2018 10 tweets 9 min read
We have reached the investment target of €315 billion under the European Fund for Strategic Investments! EFSI is set to trigger €335 billion of additional investment!wT74nd #investEU #EFSI EFSI aims to mobilise private investment in strategic projects for the EU, ensuring that money reaches and boosts the real economy. We launched it with @EIB in 2015 under the Investment Plan for Europe - also called #JunckerPlan #investEU #EFSI
May 9, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
Today is #EuropeDay!
It marks the anniversary of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, paving the way for even greater achievements in the decades that followed. Check out how we communicated about EU milestones through the years… 50 years ago, in 1968, we announced the creation of the #CustomsUnion with the aid of a well sharpened pencil and state-of-the-art technology. #EuropeDay
Feb 28, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
"Today, we publish the draft #Article50 Withdrawal Agreement which translates into a legal text the joint commitments of the EU and the United Kingdom. Nothing in here will be a surprise". @MichelBarnier #Brexit We will now discuss this draft Withdrawal Agreement with @EUCouncil and @Europarl_EN before putting it on the table of negotiations with the UK for an orderly withdrawal from the European Union →!Tg37by #Brexit