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.
EXCLUSIVE / Martin Schulz has launched a discreet campaign to remain President of the European Parliament for a third consecutive term. One of his most fervent supporters is Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President.
ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt thew his weight behind the candidacy of Violeta Bulc on Monday (13 October). A minister in Slovenia's current government, Bulc would replace Alenka Bratušek as her country’s next EU Commissioner, on the Juncker team.
After a first plenary session and a series committee meetings in early July, key positions were distributed in the European Parliament. Find an overview of the Parliament's key new faces in our infographic.
Minority political groups have accused the EPP and S&D of backing a 'pre-cooked deal', after the two largest political parties vowed they will vote for Martin Schulz to become the next president of the Chamber.
European voters asked for greater transparency and accountability in the EU institutions; Parliament should respond by electing a president that signifies change, Sajjad Karim writes in an open letter.
There is nothing in the EU treaties that means Jean-Claude Juncker must be the next European Commission President, Sajjad Karim told EURACTIV, before arguing that the rise of extreme parties in Europe was a message from voters demanding reform of the European Union.
Green MEPs have rallied against appointments in the European Parliament administration involving its president, Martin Schulz, in the run-up to the EU elections, in which he is a candidate for the Commission presidency.
British Liberal MEP Diana Wallis has announced she will stand for the presidency of the European Parliament as an independent candidate, in a bid to derail the deal struck behind closed doors by the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) to replace Jerzy Buzek at the end of his term in January.