EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen may have won a narrow majority in the European Parliament, but analysts say to lead the divided bloc she must build a stable support base
The European Parliament elections resulted in a loss for the main centre-left and centre-right political parties in several countries across the bloc. On the contrary, the liberals and the Greens have experienced a boost.
This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
EU leaders have started on the delicate task of filling key European posts, launching a diplomatic "Game of Thrones" sure to be filled with feuds, betrayals and last minute plot twists.
Eurosceptic populists are projected to make gains in European Parliamentary elections in May but mainstream political groups ought to retain their majority, opinion polls suggest.
Three months from the European Parliament election, the assembly's dominant centre-right bloc has been weakened by a rift over how to handle Hungary's populist leader Viktor Orban.
Europe's main right-wing parties choose German MEP Manfred Weber to lead them into next year's European election campaign, perhaps giving him a shot at the EU's most powerful post.