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28th Aug 2016

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Belgium only country not to have nominated EU commissioner

Incoming EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will Tuesday start interviewing commissioner-candidates sent by member states and then start distributing portfolios. A spokesperson said it is unclear how long the process will take as "we're still waiting for the Belgian candidate". The would-be commissioners must then go through European Parliament hearings.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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