Margaritis Schinas - European Commission


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The right of a journalist to investigate, ask uncomfortable questions and report effectively is at the heart of our values and needs to be guaranteed at all times. We trust now that justice will be brought even if this will not be enough to right this
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Oct 17 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Margaritis Schinas is associated, including Commission, U.K., and government. Most recently, Margaritis Schinas has been quoted saying: “We are horrified by the fact that the well-known and respected journalist Mrs Daphne Caruana Galizia lost her life yesterday in what was seemingly a targeted attack.” in the article EU Commission 'horrified' by killing of Maltese journalist.
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May 04 2017 - Brexit

We are not naive. At the moment there's an election taking place in the UK. People get excited when we have elections. The election in the UK is mainly about

May 02 2017

I have the impression sometimes that our British friends - not all of them - do underestimate the technical difficulties we have to face...there are issues that clearly are not understood the same

Apr 24 2017 - French election 2017

The choice was a fundamental

Apr 24 2017 - French election 2017

When the choice is set along these lines, for Jean Claude Juncker, who has spent 35 years of his life defending Europe's values and the need for cooperation, the choice is pretty

Apr 19 2017 - Article 50

The real political negotiations on Article 50 with the U.K. will start after the elections foreseen for June

Apr 18 2017 - Turkish referendum result

It is the reddest of the red lines. We have an unequivocal rejection of the death

Apr 11 2017

There are issues like the NGO legislation, the so-called.. Stop Brussels' questionnaire. There is the higher education bill. There are issues that have a certain degree of connection amongst ourselves and I expect the College (of Commissioners) to discuss globally on all

Mar 20 2017

We have been informed in advance. We are ready to begin

Mar 20 2017

Everything is ready on this

Mar 13 2017 - NATO

The commission does not comment on issues that pertain to the internal legal and constitutional order of our member states. The Barroso doctrine, would that apply? Yes that would apply,

Mar 13 2017 - Scottish independence

The Barrosso doctrine ... would apply,

Mar 04 2017 - European Parliament

We can take note of the resolution voted yesterday by the European Parliament. As you know, Commissioner Avramopoulos (for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship) was in the United States recently, on the 8th February, to relaunch our efforts to push for full visa reciprocity with the new US administration. And our assessment of the situation with the United States has not changed and we'll continue constructively with our

Jan 26 2017

First, one needs to agree on the terms for an orderly separation and then, on the basis of this, build a future new, good

Dec 16 2016

It is a good sign that the law is not intended to impose quotas on the free movement of EU citizens and does not envisage restricting their access to employment in Switzerland, contrary to what was in the initial draft of the

Nov 25 2016

Generally speaking, the attribution of these attacks is difficult, because different attackers share and use the same tools and

Nov 25 2016

Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet

Nov 25 2016

The commission took effective counter-measures and there was no interruption of service, although connection speeds were affected for a while, there was no data

Nov 03 2016

This is not for the Commission to speculate because there are certain things that may still happen in the U.K., (whether) the government is going to appeal or not. That is not for us to comment

Sep 21 2016

This is now the case of the former commissioner who apparently did not respect the rules and did not tell the Commission about

Aug 30 2016 - TTIP

Talks are now indeed entering a crucial stage as we have proposals for almost all chapters on the table and a good sense about the outline of the future

Jun 17 2016 - Refugees

MSF is not an implementing partner of EU humanitarian aid in Turkey. Neither has MSF submitted any requests for funding of their activities in Turkey, therefore no life-saving humanitarian aid for refugees in Turkey will be

Nov 10 2015

Some issues which are difficult, like ever closer union and relations between the euro ins and outs, and some things which are highly problematic as they touch upon the fundamental freedoms of our internal

Jun 15 2015

The commission is a mediator not a

Jun 09 2015

Diverse proposals are being circulated including new suggestions which were received earlier this

Jun 09 2015

The three institutions are currently assessing these suggestions with diligence and

Nov 28 2014

These are UK ideas and they are part of the debate. They will have to be examined without drama, and should be discussed calmly and carefully. It is up to national lawmakers to fight against abuses of the system and the EU law allows for

Nov 10 2014

It is not the Commission's role to express an opinion on internal organisational matters linked to the constitutional arrangements of member

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