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Unless Juncker and Schulz can co-operate, the EU will lose an important opportunity for democratisation

Tortola, Pier Domenico (2014) Unless Juncker and Schulz can co-operate, the EU will lose an important opportunity for democratisation. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Candidates have been put forward for the next President of the European Commission in advance of the European elections on 22-25 May. One of the key unanswered questions over this process, however, is whether national governments will agree to propose one of these candidates rather than exercising their right to pick an alternative. Pier Domenico Tortola writes that given the likely makeup of the Parliament, it is unlikely any candidate will hold a majority without the two main parliamentary groups – those of the European People’s Party and the Party of European Socialists – forming a ‘grand coalition’. Whether or not these two groups can agree to co-operate will have important consequences on the future institutional setup of the Union.

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 15:01
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71965

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