The German defence minister has squeaked through by just nine votes. But it is the EU institutions, and not Von der Leyen, who are to blame.
The European Council’s pick is in serious doubt after MEPs left meetings with her this week unimpressed.
By choosing Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council has thrown down the gauntlet to the European Parliament.
Angela Merkel’s carefully-crafted compromise idea was rejected by centrist members of her EPP group, including Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.
National leaders were unable to agree this week on who to appoint for any of the EU’s top jobs.
The much-heralded far-right alliance of Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini isn’t much different from the alliance they’ve already had.
Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.
A week of intense talks begins to decide who gets the EU’s top jobs.
With boycott campaigns, security threats and rocket attacks, this week’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel is proving to be one of the most political in years.
Once considered a long shot, Frans Timmermans now has a real chance of becoming the next European Commission president.
With the European Parliament becoming ever more powerful, it’s important to understand how it functions and what impact it has on the lives of EU citizens. What can we expect from the elections?
The 16+1 partnership between Eastern European countries and China became the 17+1 on Friday after Greece joined.
Talk of moral hazard and contagion are back at EU emergency summits. Sound familiar?
By fielding a seven-person team of EU election candidates, Europe’s Liberals have disrupted the Spitzenkandidat system for choosing the next Commission president.
The EU27 have granted the UK an extra two weeks to decide what it wants to do about Brexit.
Will the European Peoples Party finally expel Hungary’s prime minister and his Fidesz party?