The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed a new alliance with Africa to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs.
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not only focus on his record, however, turning also to ambitious proposals for a more unified Europe, strengthened and reinforced in order to take on its role as a player on the global stage.
Mr Juncker said Africa was Europe's twin - a supportive nod to this continent's attempts to build its own version of the European Union. At the moment it's simply a proposal, requiring support from member states and the European Union parliament to become legislation, according to TechCrunch.
The commissioner, a former British ambassador in Paris, added: "Every attack over the last 18 months or two years or so, has got an online dimension".
Member states would also have to establish dedicated law enforcement teams to enforce the removal orders. And we, Europeans need this partnership just as much.
Juncker appeared to reject the PM's proposals to adopt EU customs rules for goods in his State of the Union address, telling her Britain can not stay "only in the parts you choose".
"The time has now come for us to use the lost treasure of the Lisbon Treaty and decide on certain matters by qualified majority", Juncker said.
Manfred Weber, the leader of the European Parliament's centre-right group and a potential successor to Juncker, said of Brexit talks: "Europe is united and ready for a deal but London can not give us clear answers.
It is with this in mind that, in May, the Commission tabled a modern, fair and balanced proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework for the Union of 27", Juncker said. The new rules would make political parties and organizations liable for fines of up to 5% of their annual budget if they are found in violation of European Union privacy laws in an effort to influence the outcome of European Union elections.
"It will not be the commission that will stand in the way". "The EU is a community of law and respecting the rule of law and abiding by court decisions is not an option".
"To love Europe, is it love its nations". Numerous recent attacks in the European Union have shown how terrorists misuse the internet to spread their messages.
"Juncker wants the European Union to punch above, not below, its weight", the official said.
In an effort to cut migrant flows off at source the commission and member countries want to create "disembarkation platforms" in northern Africa to offload people rescued at sea. "We need more solidarity, and solidarity must be lasting and organised".
"It would create up to 10 million jobs in Africa in five years".
The PDF outlining all of the new proposed rules can be access here.