Crowded stage as number of Spitzenkandidaten increases to six – 30/11/2018

The list of Spitzenkandidaten now stands at six and with a panel of up to nine Liberal leaders still to be nominated it will require a…

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Weber vs Timmermans: let the battle commence – 8/11/2018

Weber vs Timmermans. It’s more of a light bantamweight than a full-blooded heavyweight contest but voters now have 6 months to get used to…

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EP in race to complete business by mid-April or risk it lapsing – 7/11/2018

MEPs are in a rush to complete all parliamentary business by the last plenary sitting (15-18 April 2019) or risk seeing all their work…

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EP Election campaign begins to heat up – 15/10/2018

At the end of May 2019, over 350 million Europeans will vote in one of the biggest democratic exercises in the world. While turn-out…

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Stubb takes on Weber for EPP Spitzenkandidat – 2/10/2018

Former Finnish PM, Alexander Stubb, formally entered the race to be the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat at a press conference in Strasbourg this…

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Infographic National Elections – 28/09/2018

2019 will not only see a new European Parliament and College of Commissioners but a new look European Council, with a new President and the…

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More candidates for Spizenkandidat emerge – 17/09/2018

The Spitzenkandidat race moved up a gear today with candidates from a number of parties putting their hat in the ring.

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EPP backs action against Hungary – but vote reveals clear split in the Group – 12/09/2018

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the Member States to determine, in accordance with Article 7 TEU, whether…

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Weber will need his own Selmayr to win the EPP prize – 6/09/2018

There was no great surprise in yesterday’s announcement by Manfred Weber that he will run to be the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat for next year’s…

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Infographic Political Group Timetable on Spitzenkandidat and Manifestos – 27/08/2018

The infographic is setting out the political groups timetable on Spitzenkandidat and manifestos 

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