The election of the European Parliament's president was scheduled to take place during the inaugural session in Strasbourg. But the deadlock between EU leaders over the European Commission presidency has put that on hold. EURACTIV France reports.
Centre-left leaders could try to oust Donald Tusk as chair of the European Council and key broker of Brexit negotiations with Britain and will have their first discussion on the issue next week before an EU summit in Malta, their party president said.
The decision of former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to return to national politics came as a “relief” for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) who now have their hands free to forge alliances with political parties on the left, S&D sources told EURACTIV in Strasbourg.
Guy Verhofstadt’s support dragged Italian conservative Antonio Tajani over the line in the European Parliament’s presidential election yesterday (17 January). This is a dark signal for a Europe in crisis. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
The right-wing European People’s Party (EPP) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) decided to form a pro-European coalition that will support EPP candidate for the Parliament presidency Antonio Tajani. EURACTIV.com reports from Strasbourg.
The votes of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), as well as the ultimate stance of the far-right Europe of Nations and Freedom group (ENF) will determine today’s election (17 January) of the next European Parliament president, EURACTIV has learned. EURACTIV.com reports from Strasbourg.
MEPs will elect a new president of the European Parliament on Tuesday (17 January). But a large number of candidates, and the lack of consensus, point to a complex, drawn-out process. EURACTIV France reports.
Favourite in tomorrow's (17 January) European Parliament presidency election Antonio Tajani is coming under increasing pressure for his role in the Volkswagen emissions test scandal. EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
The European Parliament faces a stormy election for a new president on Tuesday after a long-standing coalition of pro-EU parties collapsed just as the crisis-hit bloc confronts a wave of Eurosceptic populism.
Belgian MEP Helga Stevens, who is the ECR group's pick for the European Parliament presidency race and who is also the first female MEP to identify herself as being deaf, told EURACTIV Spain that she wants to be “the institution's voice”.
Martin Schulz confirmed that he will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week (17-20 January), where he will address the global elite hours after he steps down as European Parliament president.
Between improbable alliances and unpopular candidates, the election of the European Parliament’s next president is becoming something of a farce, with Italy in the leading role. EURACTIV France reports.
Guy Verhofstadt will decide whether to run for European Parliament president next week, he confirmed today (7 December), a choice which could lead to him stepping down as the institution’s chief Brexit negotiator.
The French liberal MEP will have to convince her group to nominate her, rather than ALDE group leader Guy Verhofstad. Since 1979, 87% of the European Parliament's presidents have been men. EURACTIV France reports.
Martin Schulz, a one-time football player feared for his defensive tackles, made up his mind in the last week of November to leave the European Parliament’s helm, considering it the right time to fight for the leadership of his party, and Germany.
Martin Schulz will announce this morning (24 November) that he is giving up his bid to serve another term as European Parliament president and will instead campaign for a seat in the German Bundestag in next year's elections.
The redistribution of the European Parliament's top jobs in January raises questions over the future of British MEPs. Blocking the Brits may hand key posts to the extreme right, EURACTIV France reports.
A group of MEPs have produced an amendment aimed at limiting the mandate of a European Parliament president to five years, or two half-mandates. A manoeuvre specifically designed to outflank Martin Schulz. EURACTIV France reports.
Five centre-right candidates are in the running to become the next president of the European Parliament. But after five years in the job, Martin Schulz has no intention of stepping down. EURACTIV France reports.
On top of delivering his State of the Union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (14 September), the European Commission chief will this week field questions from bloggers ahead of the EU’s first 27-state post-Brexit summit. EURACTIV France reports.
Martin Schulz is supposed to give up the European Parliament presidency in January, under an agreement brokered between the two biggest political groups. But a change of plans is afoot. EURACTIV Germany reports.