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DEBATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION - MAY 15

15-05-2014
On May 15 at 21:00 CET the European Parliament hosted a EUROVISION debate between candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission.
 
The debate was moderated by the Italian anchor Monica Maggioni and took place in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels. In the related video and audio below you find the entire debate, to download in blocks of 8-11 minutes.  Registration to the website is required for the download.
 
The five candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission. Jean-Claude Juncker for the EPP, Martin Schulz for the PES, Guy Verhofstadt for ALDE, Ska Keller for the Greens and Alexis Tsipras of the European Left, all took part in the debate.

For the first time, as a result of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the members of the European Parliament, by majority, will elect the new European Commission President. This will be on the basis of a proposal made by the European Council, by qualified majority, and taking into account the results of the May Elections.

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