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President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office on 10 December in Luxembourg, at the EU's Court of Justice.

 

At its weekly meeting, the College received the Latvian government to prepare the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will start on 1 January 2015.

 

President Juncker met with Donald Tusk, who took up office as the new President of the European Council on 1 December. On the same day First Vice-President Timmermans debated with representatives of national Parliaments from across the European Union.

 

The European Commission publishes its Annual Growth Survey, Alert Mechanism report, Draft Joint Employment Report and its opinions on countries' draft budgetary plans.

 

The European Commission has announced a €315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work.

 

During its fourth College meeting on Tuesday 25 November, the Juncker Commission decided to reinforce transparency within the Commission and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the United States.

 

As of 1 December 2014, all Members of the Commission are expected to make public all contacts and meetings held with stakeholders and lobbyists. This will be part of the Juncker Commission's Transparency Initiative debated today.

 

The agreed results will help to put the global economy on a sustainable growth path.

 

The Commission kicked off the preparation of the 2015 Work Programme, proposed to change the rules for the national contributions to the EU budget and increased support to Ukraine.

 

Commissioner Hill announced how the Commission intends to bring about a liquid and integrated Capital Markets Union.

 

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