[13] Diana Wallis (Liberal) and Nirj Deva (Conservative) have also announced candidacies.[14][15]. This resulted in large majorities for presidents, although there are some exceptions: in the 1999–2004 legislature, under a EPP–Liberal deal, the president for the second half of the term was a Liberal, rather than a Socialist. The election of the President for the first portion of the term of the Ninth European Parliament took place on 3 July 2019. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. 03/07/2019 09:00 - Plenary session - Election of the President of Parliament At the first plenary session after the European elections, Parliament elects a new President, 14 new Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors. Each new President is nominated by the European Council and formally elected by the European Parliament, for a five-year term. He made a point of running a public campaign, to contrast against the closed-doors agreement of Peoples Party-Socialists, which he claimed was the first such campaign to be run. Prior to 2009, the "oldest member", the eldest MEP (similar to the Father of the House), presided over the chamber during the election of the president rather than the previous president. There have been 30 presidents since the Parliament was created in 1952, 17 of whom have served since the first Parliamentary election in 1979. 10:30 Meeting with the European Ombudswoman, Ms Emily O’Reilly 14:45 LEX signing ceremony Thursday, October 22, 2020 President von der Leyen was appointed by national leaders and elected by the European Parliament after she presented her Political Guidelines. On 18 October 2019, the European Council appointed Christine Lagarde to be the President of the European Central Bank for a non-renewable term of 8 years. The president's signature is also required for the budget of the European Union and Union acts adopted under codecision procedure to be adopted. Belgian liberal Prime Minister Charles Michel has been chosen to replace European Council President Donald Tusk. [3][4], In most countries, the protocol of the head of state comes before all others. The post was established in 1958. [6], The president is elected by the members of Parliament for a two-and-a-half-year term, meaning two elections per parliamentary term, hence two presidents may serve during any one Parliamentary term. Under the agreement, Jerzy Buzek will be president in the first half of the term and a S&D member would be elected in the second half (2012–2014) of the term. [11] Martin Schulz (SPD, Germany), leader of the S&D group, was speculated as the likely nominee, and in the event he was elected on 17 January 2012. Mr Sassoli, 63, received the support of 345 out of a total of 667 MEPs in the second round of voting in Strasbourg. 'It never happened' - Exxon clarifies Trump claim, The Countdown: Mic dropped and the Among Us vote, Why jellyfish could be a 'perfect food' VideoWhy jellyfish could be a 'perfect food', How fashion reflects ethnic pride in Ethiopia, The missing dolphin who became an Irish star, Indigenous groups rally in Bogotá over killings, Flock of '140,000 birds' creates record at reserve, Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media' VideoFar-right online: 'I got them back on social media', Undercover in the schools that chain boys. [16] However, on 8 July 2009 Watson announced that he withdrew his candidacy thus leaving Buzek with only one opponent. [3][4], The president represents Parliament in all legal matters and external relations, particularly international relations. The other contenders were Gianni Pittella (S&D, Italy), Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, Belgium), Helga Stevens (ECR, Belgium), Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL, Italy) and Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK). Mais Strasbourg est en mesure d’accueillir les sessions du Parlement . Lawmakers on Monday approved the appointment of Zsolt András Varga as the new president of the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court. For example in the 2004–2009 legislature the EPP supported the PES candidate for president and, when his term expired in 2007, the PES supported the EPP's candidate. Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission, Why jellyfish could be a 'perfect food' Video, Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media' Video, Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media', Undercover in the schools that chain boys. In Brussels, negotiations have been postponed for the succession of the President of Parliament and the President of the European Commission. © COPYRIGHT 2020 NEW EUROPE | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Buzek's presidency is part of the usual People's Party – Socialist agreement to have one presidency each of the two during each parliament. The vote comes a day after EU leaders agreed nominations for the bloc's top jobs, with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. She was the first MEP from Sweden to candidate to the position. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Video, Undercover in the schools that chain boys, The woman who ferries Covid patients in a school bus. Sassoli’s post left unclear whether the plenary will take place in Brussels instead, as it happened in September, or it will be held online. On Wednesday, members of the European Parliament elected in May voted in a secret ballot for their choice of one of four candidates. The choice of a German and Frenchwoman for the EU's top jobs "shows a rebalancing in favour of the big countries, especially the Franco-German tandem, and confirms that Europe remains a Carolingian affair", writes the left-leaning French daily Libération, referring to the medieval empire which straddled what are now Germany and France. Varga was elected with 135 votes in favour and 26 against in a secret ballot. While the outgoing president or vice-president is in the chair, they hold all the powers of the president, but the only business that may be addressed is the election of the new president. Italy's left-leaning daily Il Messagero detects a level of cynicism worthy of the historical film The Leopard. Strasbourg remains the home of @Europarl_EN and we will do everything we can to return. Le Président du @Europarl_FR rappelle son attachement à son siège : la France ne relâchera pas son combat pour un retour rapide des sessions à #Strasbourg https://t.co/VycrrBiKgj, — Clement Beaune (@CBeaune) October 15, 2020. But Strasbourg is able to host sessions of [EU] Parliament.”. The member had all the duties of president but the only business that could be addressed was the election of the president.[8]. The relocation of the Strasbourg plenary has already prompted an outcry by France, which has been advocating for the plenary to return to its base, in Strasbourg. The election of the President for the first portion of the term of the Ninth European Parliament took place on 3 July 2019. © 2020 BBC. The two major factions of the European Parliament, the EPP and the S&D, have reached a formal agreement to share the presidency under the 2009–2014 term. ", He then described Brexit as "painful", adding: "The European Parliament will guarantee the independence of European citizens - only they are able to determine their history.". The president chairs debates and oversees all the activities of the Parliament and its constituent bodies (ensuring the Parliament's rules of procedure are applied), in this the role is similar to that of a speaker in a national parliament. If her candidacy is rejected, national leaders will have a month to nominate a replacement. [5], With the reorganisation of leading EU posts under the Lisbon Treaty, there was some criticism of each post's vague responsibilities. The new measures, that include a curfew between 9pm and 6am in Paris, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse will come into effect on midnight Saturday and will be in place for four weeks, with the possibility of a two-week extension, if the parliament green-lights the move. These guidelines were inspired by her discussions with the parliament’s political groups, as well as by the European Council’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024. President Josep Borrell MEP of Spain gave his counterparts a crystal cup created by an artist from Barcelona which had engraved upon it parts of the Charter of Fundamental Rights among other things. Rule 11: Oldest member", "Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament. The two female presidents were Simone Veil MEP in 1979 (first president of the elected Parliament) and Nicole Fontaine MEP in 1999, both Frenchwomen. Election. However, the EPP–S&D agreement appeared broken, making it less certain that Antonio Tajani (EPP, Italy) would be elected president. A number of notable figures have been President of the Parliament and its predecessors. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Italian former journalist David-Maria Sassoli has been selected as the new president of the European Parliament. Presidents serve 2.5-year terms, normally divided between the two major political parties. The European Parliament and the European Central Bank delivered their opinions to the European Council, respectively on 17 September 2019 and on 25 July 2019. The High Representative specialises in "bilateral relations" while the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy deals in technical matters such as the free trade agreement with Ukraine. France declares state of emergency, imposes local curfews The French EU Affairs Minister on Thursday reiterated his position, tweeting that “The health situation is serious, everywhere in Europe. If there is still a tie following this, the eldest candidate is declared elected.[9]. [7], Starting from the 2009–2014 session of the Parliament the outgoing president presides over the election of the new president, provided that the outgoing president is re-elected as an MEP. [17] She campaigned with the slogan "a different voice". Justifying the decision, he cited that “the situation in France and Belgium is very serious and travelling is not advised.”. There tends to be an agreement dividing up the 14 posts between the groups, [citation needed] and thus they are usually elected without formal opposition. 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