EU Elections 2019 Archives

EP 2019 - Provisional results

  • Bulgarian EPP deputy: Don’t take vote for Ursula von der Leyen for granted


    Part of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) has serious doubts about Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination for President of the European Commission and may not support her, Bulgarian MEP Radan Kanev told news website

  • EPP set to lose influence in von der Leyen Commission


    If Ursula von der Leyen is approved as European Commission president this week, her own centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) may actually lose influence in the next EU executive, given the political affiliation of the candidates likely to form the bulk of her senior staff.

  • Winners and losers in race for the EU’s top jobs

    Agrifood 09-07-2019

    The distribution of the various key positions within the European institutions needs to take into account a delicate balance between geographical and political origin. In this complex exercise, some fared better than others. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Juncker will need to accept replacement Commissioners from Romania, Estonia


    Faced with opposition from the member states, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was unable to block the replacement of the Romanian and Estonian commissioners, who were elected as MEPs and already took their MEP seats.

  • Sassoli ‘reasonably optimistic’ for von der Leyen vote

    Future EU 09-07-2019

    The European Parliament's new president, David Sassoli, is “reasonably optimistic” about the vote on whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president next week, EU sources told

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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

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