The New European Commission and the Future of the EU

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It already seems ages ago that we had the kick-off of the European election campaign here in Maastricht on 29 April. The Maastricht Debate, as it was called, brought together the Spitzenkandidaten of five of the European party groups. The most prominent absentee was EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber, who attended a birthday party instead. His absence did lead to speculation as to whether or not this was the real reason for his absence, one of the suggestions put forward being that this may be a sign of the EPP hoping to demote the Spitzenkandidaten system.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDCU Brexit Institute
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2019


  • European Studies
  • European elections
  • European Commission
  • Future
  • EU

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