EU Elections 2019 Archives

EP 2019 - Provisional results

  • Power-sharing puzzle solved: Who will chair parliamentary committees?

    09-07-2019

    EURACTIV has pieced together the names of already designated and potential candidates for chairing the European Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees, before their formal election on Wednesday (10 July).

  • Greens set conditions to approve nominee von der Leyen

    Future EU 09-07-2019

    The European Greens have set tough conditions for giving their approval to designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who started her charm offensive among political parties in Brussels on Monday (7 July), ahead of next week's vote in the European Parliament.

  • German conservative boss warns coalition partners on Europe

    08-07-2019

    The woman in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor warned her junior coalition partners against blocking the appointment of a German to head the European Commission, saying this would put their coalition under "maximum strain".

  • New EU chief seeks ‘smart advice’ on first trip to Brussels

    05-07-2019

    EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday (4 July) made her first trip to Brussels since being nominated, as senior officials sought to shore up support for her appointment in the European Parliament.

  • MEPs to block Le Pen’s party from taking Parliament jobs

    Agrifood 04-07-2019

    Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National and its allies are facing protest from the European Parliament's political groups, who are refusing to involve the French far-right party in a process that will decide on the Parliament's key positions. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Ursula von der Leyen’s unfinished cyberagency

    Cybersecurity 04-07-2019

    Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council's pick for the EU Commission boss, had been setting up her prestigious 'Agency for Innovation in CyberSecurity' in Germany. However, due to concerns raised by the German court of auditors, it will be her successor at the defence ministry who will have to pick up the pieces. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Visegrad leaders claim victory in race for EU top jobs

    04-07-2019

    The leaders of the Visegrad Four – Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – were jubilant back home after they successfully blocked their arch-enemy Frans Timmermans from winning the European Commission presidency.

  • The Brief – The darkest ‘white smoke’

    03-07-2019

    After five summit days and hundreds of hours of phone calls, meetings and backroom chats, the EU conclave agreed on its new leadership. But the ‘white smoke’ that emerged from the Council building preludes storm clouds for the nominees and the European demos.

  • Former German justice minister will vote against von der Leyen

    Future EU 03-07-2019

    Former German Justice Minister Katarina Barley told EURACTIV in Strasbourg that she wants to vote against Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council's proposed candidate for the European Commission presidency. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • In defiance of European Council, Parliament elects Italian Socialist as new president

    Future EU 03-07-2019

    The European Parliament elected Socialist David-Maria Sassoli as its new president and picked its extended leadership on Wednesday (3 July), after EU leaders trashed out a surprise package deal for the EU top jobs during a marathon summit the previous …

  • AS IT HAPPENED: The summit that decided on EU top jobs

    03-07-2019

    EU leaders meet in Brussels 20-21 June to try and decide who should get the top institution jobs. Stay tuned here for the main developments from the summit.

  • Christine Lagarde, a non-conventional pick for the ECB presidency

    03-07-2019

    A lawyer by training, Christine Lagarde has been nominated to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Banck (ECB). The IMF director has an atypical profile, due to her lack of banking experience and question marks over her past. EURACTIV France reports.

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