MEPs promised Emmanuel Macron they would take vengeance for his destruction of the Spitzenkandidat system. They’ve kept their word.
Trouble for Von Der Leyen’s Eastern Flank
The European Parliament has rejected the Hungarian and Romanian commissioner nominees, and the Polish nominee is in serious trouble.
Angela Merkel’s carefully-crafted compromise idea was rejected by centrist members of her EPP group, including Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.
Europe’s Parliament: Five Things to Know
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?
A Different Game
In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.
Europe by Numbers: Ballot Box Gazing
From May 23 to 26, 2019, voters across the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. With party …
The EU’s Controversial Copyright Reform
Point-of-upload censorship, or fair remuneration for creatives? Either way, by passing Article 13/17, the European Parliament flexed its muscles.
The Kiss of Death for the Spitzenkandidat System?
By fielding a seven-person team of EU election candidates, Europe’s Liberals have disrupted the Spitzenkandidat system for choosing the next Commission president.
Orbán on the Naughty Step
After years of sheltering Hungary’s illiberal prime minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party, the EU’s most powerful political family has suspended the …
Who’s Afraid of No-Deal?
A series of dramatic votes in the British Parliament could make this the most significant week in the modern history of the United Kingdom.
Pursuing the Prosecutor
The former Romanian anti-corruption prosecutor wants to become the EU’s top prosecutor.
Can Europe’s Center-Right Handle Orbán?
Ahead of European elections in May, the European People’s Party is facing a major test within its own ranks.
The United Kingdom’s departure from the EU is the greatest political success for opponents of European integration. Paradoxically, however, Brexit is forcing EU-skeptical parties …
Macron’s Second Coup
First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level. But the hurdles …
All Eyes on Orbán
The European Parliament’s censure of Viktor Orbán could spark a political realignment that creates the most powerful far-right movement in Europe since 1945.
The Spitzen System
Who will have the final say in selecting the next European Commission president?