The First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans,  a close ally of current Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has become the latest in a growing list of candidates who hope to success Juncker in the top job following next year's European elections.

Speaking from his favourite local pub in the Netherlands, the Dutchman tweeted on October 10: “Today in Heerlen, my hometown, I launched my campaign to lead the PvdA and the Party of European Socialists (PES) in the 2019 ...

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