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Vice-President of the European Commission

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Frans Timmermans: Vice-President of the European Commission
Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria Timmermans is a Dutch politician and diplomat nominated as Executive Vice President-Designate of the European Commission from 2019. He currently serves as First Vice-President and European Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights from 2014 to 2019. He was the lead candidate of the Party of European Socialists (PES) for President of the European Commission in the European election that was held in May 2019.


Brexit: Timmermans 'love letter' says UK always welcome back in EU

EU official Frans Timmermans writes he is "deeply hurt" over Brexit but "we're not going away".
BBC News - Published

You will always be welcome to come back, EU chief tells UK

you will always be welcome to come back, eu chief tells uk
The UK has inflicted “unnecessary damage” on itself with Brexit but would be warmly welcomed back into the EU at any time, the European Commission’s vice president has said. In a “love..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: UK 'always welcome back' in EU, says European Commission vice president

Frans Timmermans claims that 'so much unnecessary damage' has been inflicted on both Britain and EU
Independent - Published

Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

Eight European Union states have called on the bloc's incoming top climate official, Frans Timmermans, to raise the EU's carbon dioxide reduction target for 2030 to 55% from 40%.
Reuters - Published

New EU Commission taps Dutchman Timmermans to head climate change fight

The new European Commission taking office in two months will boost its fight against climate change by making it a top portfolio to be handled by Frans Timmermans. It also named officials said Tuesday.
France 24 - Published

'They're running around like idiots': EU leader's extraordinary denunciation of UK ministers' Brexit behaviour

'Perhaps I am being a bit harsh, but it's about time we became a bit harsh,' says Frans Timmermans
Independent - Published

EU's eastern bloc ignored in top jobs deal

Eastern European states have ended up empty-handed in the EU top jobs bonanza after they expended all their political capital in successfully blocking Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans from becoming..
Reuters - Published

Dutch PM Rutte hopes agreement will be reached on top EU jobs

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday said he hoped EU leaders would reach a decision on filling the bloc's top posts, but declined to speculate about the chances of Dutchmen Frans Timmermans..
Reuters - Published

Spain's Sanchez sticks by Timmmermans-Weber EU top jobs proposal

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stuck firm to a proposed deal to install Dutchman Frans Timmermans as head of the European Union's executive on arrival on Tuesday for talks with other EU leaders..
Reuters - Published

Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chief

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
Reuters - Published

Who is Frans Timmermans, the frontrunner to be the next EU Commission president?

EU leaders are picking a replacement for Jean-Claude Juncker
Independent - Published

EU leaders suspend marathon talks to decide top jobs until Tuesday

eu leaders suspend marathon talks to decide top jobs until tuesday
European Union leaders have adjourned their marathon talks aimed at breaking a stalemate over filling the bloc's top jobs until Tuesday. It comes as leaders had an uninterrupted 18 hours of talks on..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's Conte says cannot accept 'precooked package' for EU top jobs

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday said Italy could not accept a precooked deal that would see Frans Timmermans as EU executive but was not against the Dutchman per say.
Reuters - Published

EU leaders close in on naming top posts after longest-ever talks

European Union leaders are close to picking Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans to head the European Commission, two diplomats said on Monday, as the bloc’s political families dragged out horse-trading..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

EU leaders close to agreeing on Timmermans to lead European Commission: two diplomats

European Union leaders are close to awarding socialist Dutchman Frans Timmermans the job of European Commission president, with the center-right Kristalina Georgieva lined up to head the European..
Reuters - Published

Timmermans faces Eastern resistance for top EU job; search for ECB head postponed

Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans has emerged as the favorite to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday ahead of a summit in Brussels, but faces resistance from..
Reuters - Published

Highlights: EU leaders meet to decide on bloc's top jobs, Timmermans frontrunner

European Union leaders meet on Sunday to decide who wins the bloc's top posts, with Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans in pole position to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials..
Reuters - Published

EU summit: Centre-left Timmermans tipped for top post

The key posts need to be decided, with centre-left Frans Timmermans tipped to head the Commission.
BBC News - Published

Dutchman Timmermans in pole position for top EU job: sources

Dutch socialist politician Frans Timmermans is on course to be named as the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday, hours before European Union leaders meet to decide who..
Reuters - Published

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