Profiles

Ewa Kopacz – reasonable woman

Ewa Kopacz, who was sworn in as Poland’s new prime minister on 22 September, said of the challenge ahead of her: “Houses where women are in charge do well.” The 57-year old doctor, previously speaker of the Sejm, Poland’s parliament, is her country’s second female prime minister, after Hanna Suchocka in 1992-93. The foundations of the house she inherits from Donald Tusk, who takes over as president of the European Council on 1 December, are shaky. The ruling Civic Platform remains vulnerable to predators both inside and outside the party.

People & Places

Czech gets top NATO post

General Petr Pavel, the chief of the Czech Republic’s general staff, was named on Saturday (20 September) as the new chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, the alliance’s …

On Wednesday (10 September), Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the most significant shake-up of the European Commission's organisational structure in years. Here is European Voice's take on the new Commission college.

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European Energy 2014

8 October 2014 - 8:30am

Brussels, BE

Securing Europe's Energy future

With: Dr Leonhard Birnbaum, Rune Bjornson, Jean-François Cirelli, Helle Kristoffersen, Oystein Loseth, Patrick Thomas, David Walker, Pierre Bornard, Luca Bettonte, Dr Andrew Garrad,

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The 1st Europe-Iran forum

15-16 October 2014

Grosvenor Square Hotel, London, UK

With: Georges Malbrunot, Hubert Vedrine, Pat Thaker, Marie-Claire Aoun, Nadereh Chamlou, Sifiso Dabengwa, Amir Handjani, Ramin Hariri, Bernard Hourcade, Laurent Lavigne du Cadet, Pari Namazie, Ramin Rabii, Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Dorothee Schmid, Thomas Schulz, Shahriar Besharat, Majid Zamani