Commission president candidates face off in last TV debate

  

In a multilingual debate, which turned into a fight about austerity, the candidates to become the next President of the European Commission on Thursday (15 May) showed the face of a not-so-divided, decidedly diverse Europe.

After a first debate in Maastricht, and a second in Florence, the Eurovision debate was the first to include the far-left candidate Alexis Tsipras. The Greek, who is spearheading an alliance of neo-Marxist parties across Europe, and campaigns on a pledge to combat austerity and inequality, chose to speak in his native tongue.

 

Published date: 
Friday, 16 May, 2014 - 09:45