The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is pleased to announce that a partnership was signed between the EOC EU Office and Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC) in Baku, Azerbaijan on 22 July 2019.
The 9th European Parliament (EP) hold its inaugural session on 2 July in Strasbourg. This term there are 7 political groups, one less than during the 8th EP. 61 % of the MEPs are new in the European Parliament. During the first plenary session David Sassoli was elected in the second round as President of the EP by 345 out of 667 votes.
On Tuesday, 16 July 2019, the European Parliament confirmed by absolute majority Ursula von der Leyen as new President of the European Commission. Finally she received 374 votes, 9 votes more than needed. She will officially take office on 1 November.