a thread on who might get the biggest job in brussels the european commission presidency in 2014 a spitzenkand
A thread on who might get the biggest job in Brussels: the European Commission presidency. In 2014 a "Spitzenkandidat" system was introduced whereby "lead candidate" of biggest group - this time Manfred Weber of the centre-right EPP (pictured, in cardboard form) - gets the job.
senior eu official says eu treaties are clear there is no automaticity regarding the spitzenkandidat process t
Senior EU official says EU treaties are clear. There is no automaticity regarding the Spitzenkandidat process. The new Commission president must have a qualified majority from the Council & an absolute majority from the EP. “It’s not either or, you must have both”
eu28 5 months ahead of the european election the centre left sampd with transnational spitzenkandidat frans ti
EU28: 5 months ahead of the European election, the centre-left S&D with transnational spitzenkandidatFrans Timmermans (PvdA-S&D) is polling between 5% in and 61% on the national level. Comparison with the previous national #election result. #EP2019
35 minutes into french tv coverage and zero mention of what this means for europe or spitzenkandidat or power
35 minutes into French TV coverage and *zero* mention of what this means for Europe, or Spitzenkandidat, or power balance in Brussels. 100% on what it means for national politics. Bear that in mind when the European parliament says it has a mandate from some kind of EU "demos"
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💬Today we celebrate @EPP's #EP2019 success & the process we started at #EPPHelsinki Congress. In an open, democratic & transparent manner we elected @ManfredWeber our Spitzenkandidat with almost 80% of the votes. No other lead candidate has such a strong mandate!
the european union s spitzenkandidat system is supposed to provide a form of indirect selection of the bloc s
The European Union's Spitzenkandidat system is supposed to provide a form of indirect selection of the bloc's leadership. In fact, as @georgesoros explains, it is worse than no democratic selection at all
merkel said it was no secret that was opposed to the spitzenkandidat system but noted the epp remained the big
Merkel said it was “no secret” that #Macron was opposed to the Spitzenkandidat system but noted the EPP remained the “biggest party in parliament”. “We all have to live with the circumstances that present themselves.” via @FT #EUCO