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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 9-13 September 2019

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Conference of Presidents adopts calendar for hearings of Commissioners-designate

The Conference of Presidents (EP President Sassoli and leaders of political groups) on Thursday decided on the indicative calendar of the hearings of the Commissioners-designate.

Sassoli: Friends of Football with UEFA to kick out hate

European Parliament President David Sassoli met with UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis in Brussels.

UEFA used the opportunity to highlight the various football projects it is running to help young immigrants and refugees integrate in Europe.

Statement by EP President Sassoli on Sakharov Prize winner Oleg Sentsov's release

After the release of Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize Laureate, the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli stated:

"It is with relief and profound joy that I learnt today about the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. Sentsov received the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2018. I salute him as a man of courage and determination, who resisted injustice with dignity and stood up for democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

Lagarde recommended for ECB President by Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee
ECON | 04-09-2019

Christine Lagarde was recommended for the post of ECB President on Wednesday evening by MEPS who had questioned her throughout the morning on her competences and plans.

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