Let the battle commence! Scramble looms for leadership of European Parliament

Let the battle commence! Scramble looms for leadership of European Parliament
 

In stark contrast to the last election when Martin Schulz’s appointment as EP chief was an almost foregone conclusion, next year’s event looks set to become a hotly-contested fight.
Schulz, who is currently president, is widely tipped to stand for election once again when his second two-and-a-half year tenure comes to an end.
However, Manfred Weber, of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), was expected to take over the top post without a fight following an agreement between between his and Schulz’s Social and Democrats Party.
Now Weber is preparing to go head-to-head with Schulz.... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 30
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