European Movement Ireland response to the State of the European Union address Dublin, 12 September 2018: Commenting on today’s State of the European Union address by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, said: “In his final address as Commission President, Mr. […]
Welcome comments on Brexit but lack of recognition for the role of citizens in the Future of Europe a missed opportunity
The Italian electorate went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new Parliament made up of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) and the Senate (Upper House). The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) had been in power since the last general election in February 2013. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement […]
What is the current composition of the European Parliament? There are currently 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The Treaty on European Union (TEU) outlines that no Member State can have fewer than six MEP seats or more than 96. There is also a policy of ‘degressive proportionality’, whereby […]
What is the Spitzenkandidaten process? The Spitzenkandidaten process is a way of giving EU citizens a say in the appointment of the President of the European Commission. Each European Parliament political group selects a lead candidate, which is where the name Spitzenkandidat comes from (it translates as lead candidate from […]
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