European Parliament election, 2014

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European Parliament election, 2014

2014 European Parliament electionsadd

Category: Politics

Activity starting in 2014.

Countries: Europe (42%), Poland (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: European Commission, European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker

Linked to: Party of European Socialists, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, Danish People's Party, Democratic Party

 

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2014

The 2014 elections will be held in late May instead of early June as had been the case with previous EP elections add something

 

These 18 "phantom MEPs" would initially have observer status, before becoming full members of the parliament if an additional protocol is ratified by 2014 add something

 

These 18 additional MEPs brought the number of MEPs to 754 temporarily until 2014 add something

 

This provision will apply for the first time for the 2014 elections add something

 

Thus the 2014 election will be the first to apply the apportionment of seats provided by the Lisbon treaty add something

 

In Greece, the Coalition of the Radical Left led the opinion polls as of January 2014 add something

 

In January 2014, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, said, "We are seeing, in fact, a rise of extremism from the extreme right and from the extreme left" and suggested that the election might become "a festival of unfounded reproaches against Europe add something

 

A Policy Network article from February 2014 suggested that despite the media focus on anti-EU parties, they "will undoubtedly remain modest compared to" other mainstream parties, but "their growth and their intentions to cooperate, signify important changes for the EU and European politics add something

 

Jean-Claude Juncker - In March 2014, at the Congress of the European People's Party celebrated in Dublin, Juncker was elected as the candidate of this party to become the President of the European Commission after the European parliamentary elections in May 2014

 

On 6 and 7 March 2014 an extraordinary congress of the European People's Party in Dublin selected Jean-Claude Juncker as its presidential candidate and adopted an election manifesto add something

 

The debate was 90 minutes long and featured every candidate who met the following selection criteria: each candidate must be nominated by one of the 13 parties currently represented in the &European_Parliament; the nominating party must be represented in one of the seven recognized groups in the &European_Parliament; only one candidate per group is allowed; and only presidential candidates nominated before 15 March 2014 are eligible add something

 

Pirate Party UK - The Pirate Party announced its intentions to stand candidates in the North West England for the European Parliament election, 2014 on the 28 March 2014

 

The first debate open to all of the candidates for Commission President took place on Monday 28 April 2014 in Maastricht, and was hosted by the City of Maastricht, Maastricht University, Connect Limburg and the European Youth Forum, with Euronews as the main media partner add something

 

The 2014 elections will be held in late May 2014 instead of early June 2014 as had been the case with previous EP elections add something

 

Joelle Bergeron - She was elected as a member of the National Front at the European election in May 2014, but was asked to stand down after she called for European immigrants to be given the right to vote

 

From 22 to 25 May 2014, "'elections to the European Parliament"' will be held in the European Union add something

 

European Parliament election, 2014 (Belgium) - The "'European Parliament election of 2014 in Belgium"' is an election scheduled to be held on 25 May 2014 in the three Belgian constituencies: the Dutch-speaking electoral college, the French-speaking electoral college and the German-speaking electoral college

 

European Parliament election, 2014 (Italy) - The "'European Parliament election of 2014 in Italy"' will take place on 25 May 2014

 

The leaders of the parliament's seven groups met on Tuesday 27 May 2014 to discuss who should become the new president of the European Commission add something

 

The main political groups, including the EPP and the S&D, in the European Parliament on 12 June 2014 backed the right of Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next head of the European Commission, after talks with the President of the european council Van Rompuy add something

 

Finally on 25 June 2014 The GUE/NGL announced that Pablo Iglesias, a newly elected MEP from PODEMOS, was named as candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament add something


2015

About a year later, on 16 June 2015, the same parties formed the Europe of Nations and Freedom group together with two MEPs from KNP and a former UKIP MEP. add something