The nomination for the next President of the European Commission is dominating political analysis in Brussels and beyond. Most focus on the European Parliament’s elections, which is understandable as it is the new legislature that will have to carry the nominee through, irrespective of whether the much disputed lead candidate, or Spitzenkandidat, process will hold or not.
The treaties stipulate that the nomination of the European Commission president remains the prerogative of the European Cou...

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