• Slovakia's top post ambition

      Slovakia's top post ambition

      With less than eight months remaining before the 2019 European elections, battle for the next head of the Commission starts to intensify with new candidates presenting themselves as ready to step into Jean-Claude Juncker's boots. After centre-right Manfred Weber it was centre-left Maros Sefcovic who last week declared his candidacy with more expected to appear in the coming weeks.

    • Battle for Berlaymont is open

      Battle for Berlaymont is open

      The race is open. And the first horse is already on the field. Almost nine months ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, the battle who will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President began.

    • Spain conservatives pick successor to ex-PM Rajoy

      Spain conservatives pick successor to ex-PM Rajoy

      Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP) has chosen last week right-wing congressman Pablo Casado to replace Mariano Rajoy as leader after the former PM was ousted in a no-confidence vote in June. The appointment of the 37-year-old communication chief, who has promised “hope” with a generational revamp of the party, is seen as a swing to the right for it.