Laurens Cerulus, reporting from Dublin

EU Elections 2014 07-03-2014

Juncker beats rival in centre-right race for EU presidency

The European People’s Party (EPP) nominated Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday (7 March) as its candidate to lead the EU election campaign and become the next president of the European Commission.
Delegates of the European People's Party at the electoral congress in Dublin, March 2014 [EPP]
EU Elections 2014 06-03-2014

Juncker wins Dombrovskis backing as EPP congress kicks off

The European People’s Party’s campaign is now a two-horse race, with Latvian contender Valdis Dombrovskis announcing he was dropping out Wednesday (5 March). As the EPP’s electoral congress in Dublin gains pace, Jean-Claude Juncker is slated to become its candidate for the EU Commission presidency.