Members and staff of the European Parliament breathed a collective sigh of relief to see Martin Schulz finally booted out of the assembly’s presidency. Under his successor, Antonio Tajani, they expect to breathe the air of freedom. 512 more words
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Ο Antonio Tajani, ο ιταλός υποψήφιος του Ευρωπαϊκού Λαϊκού Κόμματος, εξελέγη απόψε πρόεδρος του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου, όπως ανακοίνωσε στο Στρασβούργο ο απερχόμενος πρόεδρος του σώματος, ο Γερμανός Martin Schulz. 16 more words
Antonio Tajani (63) (EPP, Italy), Silvio Berlusconi loyalist is to lead the European Parliament for the next two and a half years, being elected in an elaborate, but highly symbolical procedure in the fourth round by simple majority. 291 more words
First it was no problem.
Then it was a huge problem.
Then it was going to be a huge problem.
And now it’s no problem again. 54 more words
The so-called Grand Coalition between the European People’s Party and the Socialists in the European Parliament was well and truly killed this morning. In its place is emerging a new centre-right coalition of EPP and Liberals (ALDE). 349 more words
Now that Martin Schulz is at last gone, the battle for his succession is in full heat. No wonder: the German bulldozer has managed to transform the role of the President of the EP from one in which the incumbent is to ensure that all debates and procedures take place in an orderly and serene way and everyone is treated fairly into one where the President is assuming disproportionate powers, as if he were some kind of head of government. 747 more words