# European Union

Candidates for the upcoming European Commission president elections pose ahead of the Eurovision presidential debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on May 15, 2019. Photo: Aris Oikonomou / AFP
Candidates for the upcoming European Com […]

How Europe will choose its next generation of leaders

This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (C) waves during the family photo prior to meeting at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania on May 9, 2019. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
European Commission President Jean-Claud […]

Top jobs on the line in Europe’s ‘Game of Thrones’

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.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Welsh Conservative party conference at Llangollen Pavilion following the voting in the English council elections. May's Conservatives have lost hundreds of seats in local elections, with the pressure on May expected to increase as more results are declared on Friday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speak […]

Leading eurosceptic urges Conservatives to be ‘true Brexit party’

Theresa May's Conservative Party, in addition to the Labour Party, witnessed disastrous results in local elections, while the Liberal Democrat Party was a big winner amid Brexit chaos.
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a mak […]

Migration is burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is resurfacing as a hot topic in the election campaign for the new European Parliament after sowing discord across the EU throughout the outgoing legislature's five-year term.
Flags of the European Countries in front of the European Parliament. Photo: Rolf Haid/dpa
Flags of the European Countries in front […]

European elections: The EU’s Trump moment or business as usual?

EU officials worry that the European elections in a month's time could open the door to a new wave of populist, anti-EU politicians hell-bent on wrecking the bloc's modus operandi. But the populists' success will depend on their ability to work together.