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EU Elections 2014 24-02-2014

EU Conservatives call single candidate election campaigns a ‘1950-style vision’

The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) announced on Thursday (20 February) that they would not put forward a candidate for the European Commission presidency, calling the parties’ initiative for single candidates “an old 1950-style vision”.
Elections 08-11-2013

Greens select four candidates to run in primaries ahead of 2014 elections

Four Green MEPs are entering the race for two top positions in the EU elections campaign ahead of the vote in May 2014. 
Elections 15-10-2013

Pascal Lamy should lead European Commission, says Delors

Former European Commission President Jacques Delors has backed the former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to succeed José Manuel Barroso as the head of the EU executive next year.
Future EU 21-01-2010

MEPs bury the hatchet on new Commission

MEPs appear to have abandoned the quest for commissoners' scalps as political groups in the European Parliament are no longer asking for portfolio reshuffles, new auditions or the replacement of commissioners-designate, a roundup of opinions in Strasbourg revealed yesterday (20 January).
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2009

Trans-European politics ‘to boost EU’s world power’

Only with the proliferation of trans-European parties can we build the "strong and stable democracy" needed to see the EU achieve its potential as a "world power", Bart Kruitwagen, treasurer of the 'Newropeans' party, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of the European elections.
EU Priorities 2020 06-04-2009

EU Democrats mull new Parliament group with Libertas

The Euro-critical EU Democrats (EUD) could form a new European Parliament group with anti-Lisbon Treaty platform Libertas after the June elections, EUD President Sören Wibe told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 09-03-2009

UEN leader voices doubts over Fianna Fáil’s move to Liberals

Aligning his party's four MEPs to the European Liberals could weaken their ability to "deliver policy at a European level," Brian Crowley, leader in the European Parliament of both the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN) group and the Irish Fianna Fáil delegation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 31-07-2008

Interview: EU needs ‘a big fight’ for 2009 election

Parties need to base next year’s June European elections on real pan-European issues, and give each other “a big fight” to re-engage apathetic voters, Italian MEP Monica Frassoni, co-president of the Greens in Parliament told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 30-11-2007

Parliament adopts party funding reform

MEPs have agreed on reform of European political party financing and the setting up of party-affiliated political foundations, paving the way for political campaigns designed to boost voter turnout ahead of the 2009 elections.
EU Priorities 2020 15-01-2007

Parliament prepares for mid-term reshuffle

Halfway into its term, the Parliament prepares to vote on a new president, vice-presidents and committee chairs in a reshuffle that sees the far-right bolstered after Romania and Bulgaria's EU accession.
Elections 19-02-2003

EU Commission publishes plans for European party funding

The Commission published a draft regulation outlining the guidelines and statute for European parties on 19 February. Party representatives call for a more realistic assessment of their situation.