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The European Council should not feel obliged to choose any of the leading candidates as President of the European Commission

Salamone, Anthony (2014) The European Council should not feel obliged to choose any of the leading candidates as President of the European Commission. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

This year’s European Parliament election has been noteworthy both for the rise of Euroscepticism and the introduction of leading candidates for European Commission president put forward by some of the European political parties. Anthony Salamone argues that the European Council should freely choose its own nominee for Commission president in cooperation with the Parliament, rather than automatically selecting the top leading candidate. He suggests that the absence of a legal basis for the process, limited choice among the candidates, low turnout and lack of interest in both the candidates and broader European issues renders it illegitimate, and instead the Council and Parliament should work together to reach a mutual compromise.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 13:54
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2020 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71944

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