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The latest EU-Commission President Elections and the role of the European Parliament

Essay 2017 8 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union

Summary

The question posed in this paper relates to the latest EU-Commission President Elections and the European Parliament's role in them. The examination of this question is imperative since recent literature on the subject has regarded the situation of the democratic deficit within the Union as simply "putting a little more weight" on the average's citizen's vote by convincing them that they are also voting for not just national representatives, but for Commission President, as well.

Unfortunately, this is a matter usually ignored in today's studies on the subject. This paper, therefore, describes the whole election process and explains the election process in 2014 (Jean-Claude Juncker), all specifications, all differences and circumstances. However, it gives some interesting conclusions on what the EP's real motivation was?

However, it is not clear whether it was power, policy or democracy. If we take for granted that different motivations might have existed, and ask why the European Council accepted the "Spitzenkandidaten" procedure, we will reach some interesting conclusions. Formally, the Council is in charge of nominating the Commission president, and member states until then have always wanted to keep this privilege. Hence, exploring the issue what important member states said about the EP's initiative, how they reacted, and why some of them in the end gave their assent will be beneficial for the essay.

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Pages
8
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668613058
ISBN (Book)
9783668613065
File size
472 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v387416
Institution / College
BF Vienna
Grade
5.00
Tags
eu-commission president elections european parliament

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Title: The latest EU-Commission President Elections and the role of the European Parliament