Aftermath of the European Parliament elections 2024

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Compilation of information resources focusing on the aftermath of the tenth elections for the European Parliament, held in June 2024. It seeks to provide an overview of the consequences of a new parliamentary configuration, including in the discussions on the appointments for the so-called European Union's (EU) top jobs.

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The elections produced a shift to the right in the European Parliament, with many centre-right and far-right parties improving on the previous parliamentary term. The immediate aftermath of the polls are characterised by negotiations between the EP's political groups and political parties that either may change their group membership or were elected for the first time. The polls led to an increase of non-aligned and newcomers in the chamber, which may or may not integrate political groups. Media outlets focused on the discussions held within the far-right to capitalise on the electoral gains achieved in the elections. This section of the political spectrum eventually became divided into three separate groups - the ECR group led by Italy's FdI and Poland's PiS, the PfE group led by France's RN and Hungary's Fidesz, and the ESN group led by German's AfD.

Parallel discussions are held among national leaders within the European Council to distribute the leading jobs in the main EU institutions, taking into account the new balance of power within the European Parliament. Media outlets reported on a early, apparent consensus that comprised a second term for Ursula von der Leyen (EPP) as President of the European Commission, former Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa (S&D) for the presidency of the European Council and a figure from the centrist Renew Europe as the EU's new High-Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, such as Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.

These names continued to be highlighted in different media spheres despite the lack of agreement following an informal meeting of heads of state and government on 17 June. Analysts pointed to the exclusion of the far-right ECR group - led by Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni - from the proposed package. Even so, media outlets confirmed on 25 June that an agreement amongst leaders had been found on the names for the EU top jobs for the upcoming term.

The decision was formally announced following a meeting of the European Council on 27 June. António Costa was elected for a mandate of 2.5 years starting in December 2024, whereas Ursula von der Leyen and Kaja Kallas were put forward as the candidates, respectively, for the presidency of the European Commission and as the EU's top diplomat. The latter names would still require endorsement by the plenary of the European Parliament. The European Council also adopted the EU's Strategic Agenda for the period 2024-2029, which provides the political orientations for the forthcoming parliamentary term.

The first plenary session of the configuration of the European Parliament began on 16 July. Roberta Metsola was re-elected as President of the European Parliament, as well as the parliament's Vice-Presidencies. Upon presenting her Political Guidelines for the forthcoming College of Commissioners to the plenary session , Ursula von der Leyen was re-elected as President of the European Commission on 18 July.

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Commentary and Analysis
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EurActiv, 24/06/2024: Antonio Costa, the controversial Socialist pick for European Council president https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/antonio-costa-the-controversial-socialist-pick-for-european-council-president/
EurActiv, 24/06/2024: Estonia’s Kaja Kallas, the Kremlin-critic in the run for EU chief diplomat post https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/estonias-kaja-kallas-the-kremlin-critic-in-the-run-for-eu-chief-diplomat-post/
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BBC News, 27/06/2024: EU leaders to agree on top jobs despite Meloni discontent https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c720jxw2rn8o
EurActiv, 27/06/2024: What Meloni wants: Bringing home results https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/what-meloni-wants-bringing-home-results/
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Wilson Center: Smart Takes, 18/07/2024: EU Parliament Backs Von der Leyen for Second Term https://www.wilsoncenter.org/video/eu-parliament-backs-von-der-leyen-second-term

News
Euronews, 09/06/2024: EU elections results: EPP's von der Leyen extends olive branch to Socialists and Liberals https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/06/09/european-elections-21-countries-go-to-the-polls-as-vote-enters-final-day
BBC News, 10/06/2024: A night of drama in Europe as EU parliament moves to right https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c722rq29x7wo
Reuters, 10/06/2024: Far-right advances in EU election, France calls snap national vote https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/european-parliament-poised-rightward-shift-after-final-voting-2024-06-09/
Science Business, 10/06/2024: EU election unlikely to rock the research boat https://sciencebusiness.net/news/european-research-area/eu-election-unlikely-rock-research-boat
Radio Free Europe, 10/06/2024: Despite Shift To Far Right In EU Vote, Von Der Leyen Says Centrists Held Against 'Extremes' https://www.rferl.org/a/far-right-gains-eu-election-leyen-centrists/32986081.html
Euronews, 11/06/2024: Which countries saw poorest voter turnout for European elections? https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/06/11/which-countries-saw-poorest-voter-turnout-for-european-elections
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Politico, 12/06/2024: EU election results loom over Ukraine aid discussions https://www.politico.com/news/2024/06/12/eu-election-ukraine-aid-00162973
Politico, 12/06/2024: The great EU top jobs puzzle is nearly solved https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-top-jobs-european-election-ursula-von-der-leyen-portugal-antonio-costa-malta-roberta-metsola-estonia-kaja-kallas/
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EurActiv, 13/06/2024: All eyes on France, Germany and Italy as EU top job talks expected to gain traction at G7 https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-institutions/news/all-eyes-on-france-germany-and-italy-as-eu-top-job-talks-expected-to-gain-traction-at-g7/
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Reuters, 17/06/2024: EU summit ends without agreement on top jobs https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-leaders-discuss-top-jobs-with-line-up-seemingly-set-2024-06-17/
EUObserver, 17/06/2024: Von der Leyen finale? EU leaders call for ‘quick’ decision on top jobs https://euobserver.com/eu-political/ar80af55af
Euronews, 17/06/2024: EU leaders meet in Brussels to divvy up top jobs. These are the frontrunners https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/06/17/eu-leaders-meet-in-brussels-to-divvy-up-top-jobs-these-are-the-frontrunners
EurActiv, 17/06/2024: EU leaders expected to agree to top job ‘package deal’ over dinner https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/eu-leaders-expected-to-agree-to-top-job-package-deal-over-dinner/
Associated Press (AP News), 17/06/2024: EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result https://apnews.com/article/eu-summit-elections-leyen-macron-scholz-13a80f967352f4092c2d781428a49cd0
ERR News, 17/06/2024: State secretary: Kallas not obligated to resign if designated EC candidate https://news.err.ee/1609373717/state-secretary-kallas-not-obligated-to-resign-if-designated-ec-candidate
Times of Malta, 18/06/2024: EU leaders see top jobs deal returning von der Leyen by end June https://timesofmalta.com/article/eu-leaders-see-top-jobs-deal-returning-von-der-leyen-end-june.1094088
Le Monde, 19/06/2024: Ursula von der Leyen close to being re-elected EU Commission president https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2024/06/19/ursula-von-der-leyen-competing-to-be-re-elected-president-of-the-european-commission_6675123_4.html
EurActiv, 20/06/2024: Meloni hesitant about Kallas’ nomination for EU diplomacy head https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/meloni-hesitant-about-kallas-nomination-for-eu-diplomacy-head/
Politico, 25/06/2024: Von der Leyen, Costa, Kallas approved for EU top jobs by negotiators https://www.politico.eu/article/von-der-leyen-costa-kallas-approved-for-eu-top-jobs-by-negotiators/
The Guardian, 25/06/2024: EU centrists’ deal paves way for von der Leyen to return as commission president https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/25/eu-centrist-groups-pave-way-for-von-der-leyen-to-return-as-commission-president
Euronews, 25/06/2024: Negotiators seal EU top jobs deal for von der Leyen, Costa and Kallas https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/06/25/negotiators-seal-eu-top-jobs-deal-for-costa-kallas-and-von-der-leyen
Reuters, 25/06/2024: Von der Leyen lined up for second term under EU top jobs deal, sources say https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-commission-president-von-der-leyen-wins-another-term-faz-dpa-say-2024-06-25/
Bloomberg, 25/06/2024: Italy Set to Get Key EU Role in Leaders’ Top Jobs Deal https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-25/italy-set-to-get-key-eu-role-in-leaders-top-jobs-deal?srnd=politics-vp
The Brussels Times, 25/06/2024: Six EU leaders agree to reappoint Ursula von der Leyen to the Commission https://www.brusselstimes.com/politics/1110376/six-eu-leaders-agree-to-reappoint-ursula-von-der-leyen-to-the-commission
The Guardian, 27/06/2024: EU leaders back Ursula von der Leyen for second term as president https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/27/ursula-von-der-leyen-wins-second-term-as-european-commission-president
Euronews, 27/06/2024: EU leaders agree top jobs, Meloni and Orbán hold out https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/06/27/eu-leaders-agree-on-top-jobs-ursula-von-der-leyen-antonio-costa-and-kaja-kallas
EurActiv, 27/06/2024: EU leaders expected to agree on Von der Leyen, top jobs despite lingering resistance https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/eu-leaders-expected-to-agree-on-von-der-leyen-top-jobs-despite-lingering-resistance/
Politico, 27/06/2024: Von der Leyen, Costa and Kallas bag EU top jobs https://www.politico.eu/article/von-der-leyen-costa-and-kallas-bag-eu-top-jobs/
Reuters, 27/06/2024: EU leaders nominate von der Leyen to head Commission for second term https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-leaders-nominate-von-der-leyen-head-commission-second-term-2024-06-27/
EurActiv, 27/06/2024: EU leaders greenlight top job package with Von der Leyen, Costa, Kallas https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/breaking-eu-leaders-greenlight-top-job-package-with-von-der-leyen-costa-kallas/
Bloomberg, 27/06/2024: Last-Minute Macron-Scholz Move Enrages EU Leaders at Summit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-27/macron-and-scholz-s-summit-hijack-hits-a-wall-of-angry-eu-leaders
BBC News, 27/06/2024: Von der Leyen nominated to stay on in top EU job https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn4vyg6jq6yo
EUObserver, 27/06/2024: Leaders approve von der Leyen, Kallas, Costa for EU top jobs https://euobserver.com/eu-political/ar56596f69
Deutsche Welle, 27/06/2024: EU summit: Leaders back Von der Leyen for second term https://p.dw.com/p/4hYwS
The Guardian: Europe Live, 28/06/2024: Ursula von der Leyen, António Costa and Kaja Kallas endorsed as EU leaders – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jun/27/eu-leaders-meet-to-discuss-situation-in-ukraine-and-decide-blocs-future-leaders-europe-live
Reuters, 28/06/2024: EU leaders pick von der Leyen for second term as Commission chief https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-leaders-agree-top-jobs-strategic-agenda-with-focus-defence-2024-06-26/
Le Monde, 28/06/2024: EU leaders approve von der Leyen, Kallas and Costa for top jobs https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2024/06/28/eu-leaders-approve-von-der-leyen-kallas-and-costa-for-top-jobs_6676000_4.html
The Irish Times, 28/06/2024: EU leaders take hours rather than days to re-elect Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president https://www.irishtimes.com/world/europe/2024/06/28/eu-leaders-take-hours-rather-than-days-to-re-elect-ursula-von-der-leyen-as-european-commission-president/
Radio Poland, 28/06/2024: EU leaders agree on top jobs https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7785/Artykul/3396742
The Sofia Globe, 28/06/2024: EU leaders agree on top jobs – second term for VDL https://sofiaglobe.com/2024/06/28/eu-leaders-agree-on-top-jobs-second-term-for-vdl/
The Copenhagen Post, 28/06/2024: EU has got new leadership – Mette Frederiksen is not part of it https://cphpost.dk/2024-06-28/news/round-up/eu-has-got-new-leadership-mette-frederiksen-is-not-part-of-it/
EurActiv, 02/07/2024: Von der Leyen courts Greens in bid for EU Parliament majority https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/von-der-leyen-courts-greens-in-bid-for-eu-parliament-majority/
Agriland, 09/07/2024: Von der Leyen to appoint agri commissioner from EPP if elected https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/von-der-leyen-to-appoint-agri-commissioner-from-epp-if-elected/
SeafoodSource, 09/07/2024: Europêche expresses high hopes for better European fisheries policies post-election https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/europ-che-expresses-high-hopes-for-better-european-fisheries-policies-post-election
EurActiv, 10/07/2024: Greens make ‘important step’ with von der Leyen, want ‘solid’ pro-EU coalition https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/greens-make-important-step-with-von-der-leyen-want-solid-pro-eu-coalition/
EUObserver, 11/07/2024: MEPs make demands, as von der Leyen faces secret re-election vote next Thursday https://euobserver.com/eu-political/arc47d7276
Euronews, 12/07/2024: Green vote could make or break von der Leyen’s bid for second term as Commission president https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/12/green-vote-could-make-or-break-von-der-leyens-bid-for-second-term-as-commission-president
Politico, 14/07/2024: EU’s biggest losers hold Ursula von der Leyen’s fate in their hands https://www.politico.eu/article/epp-eu-commission-president-ursula-von-der-leyen-fate-vote-mep-parliament-losers-france-portugal/
France24, 16/07/2024: New EU Parliament convenes for the first time with a bolstered far right https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20240716-far-right-eu-parliament
RTÉ Radio, 16/07/2024: Fianna Fáil MEPs to vote against Ursula von der Leyen’s re-election as EU Commission President https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22415847/
Le Monde, 16/07/2024: Malta's Metsola re-elected as EU Parliament president https://www.lemonde.fr/en/europe/article/2024/07/16/malta-s-metsola-re-elected-as-eu-parliament-chief_6686167_143.html
RFI News, 16/07/2024: Roberta Metsola secures second term as EU parliament president https://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20240716-metsola-secures-second-term-as-eu-parliament-president-in-post-election-vote
Bloomberg, 16/07/2024: Metsola to Remain EU Parliament Head as Von der Leyen Seeks Nod https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-16/roberta-metsola-to-remain-european-parliament-head-as-von-der-leyen-seeks-nod
Luxembourg Times, 16/07/2024: Metsola to remain EU Parliament head as Von der Leyen seeks nod https://www.luxtimes.lu/europeanunion/metsola-to-remain-eu-parliament-head-as-von-der-leyen-seeks-nod/16082014.html
Reuters, 17/07/2024: European Commission chief von der Leyen faces precarious vote on new term https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/european-commission-chief-von-der-leyen-faces-precarious-vote-new-term-2024-07-17/
Deutsche Welle, 17/07/2024: Ursula von der Leyen faces crucial EU vote on her future https://p.dw.com/p/4iM7t
Radio Prague International, 17/07/2024: Most Czech MEPs to vote against re-election of von der Leyen https://english.radio.cz/most-czech-meps-vote-against-re-election-von-der-leyen-8823065
The Guardian, 18/07/2024: Ursula von der Leyen wins second term as European Commission president https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/18/ursula-von-der-leyen-wins-second-term-european-commission-president
Reuters, 18/07/2024: Green EU lawmakers to support von der Leyen for second term https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/green-eu-lawmakers-support-von-der-leyen-second-term-2024-07-18/
Le Monde, 18/07/2024: Ursula von der Leyen elected for second term as European Commission president https://www.lemonde.fr/en/europe/article/2024/07/18/ursula-von-der-leyen-elected-for-second-term-as-european-commission-president_6688606_143.html
Radio Free Europe (RFE), 18/07/2024: Romanian Member Escorted Out Of European Parliament For Heckling https://www.rferl.org/a/romania-iovanovici-sosoaca-european-parliament-ejected/33041597.html
EurActiv, 18/07/2024: Von der Leyen wins 401-strong parliamentary majority with tactical concessions, Greens support https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/von-der-leyen-wins-401-strong-parliamentary-majority-with-tactical-concessions-greens-support/
France24, 18/07/2024: EU chief Ursula von der Leyen elected for second five-year term https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20240718-eu-s-von-der-leyen-vows-to-fight-for-democratic-strong-europe-in-bid-for-second-term
Deutsche Welle, 18/07/024: EU Parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen in top position https://p.dw.com/p/4iU4x
BBC News, 18/07/2024: Ursula von der Leyen secures five more years in top EU job https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cw5yg6dp0gxo

Official
European Union: European Election 2024: Results https://results.elections.europa.eu/
European Council: European Council conclusions, 27 June 2024 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/qa3lblga/euco-conclusions-27062024-en.pdf
EUR-LEX: OJ (L): European Council Decision (EU) 2024/1861 of 28 June 2024 electing the President of the European Council http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2024/1861/oj
EUR-LEX: OJ (L): European Council Decision (EU) 2024/1862 of 28 June 2024 proposing to the European Parliament a candidate for President of the Commission http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2024/1862/oj
European Council, 28/06/2024: Remarks by President Charles Michel following the European Council meeting of 27 June 2024 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2024/06/28/remarks-by-president-charles-michel-following-the-european-council-meeting-of-27-june-2024/
Portuguese Government: News, 28/06/2024: The challenges faced by the European Union "require strong leaders" https://www.portugal.gov.pt/en/gc24/communication/news-item?i=the-challenges-faced-by-the-european-union-require-strong-leaders
European Parliament: Press Release, 16/07/2024: Roberta Metsola re-elected as President of the European Parliament https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240710IPR22805/
European Parliament: Press Release, 16/07/2024: “A strong Parliament in a strong Europe”- EP President Roberta Metsola https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240716IPR22878/
European Parliament: Press Release, 18/07/2024: Parliament re-elects Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240710IPR22812/
EPP EP Group: Newsroom, 18/07/2024: Von der Leyen's election a victory for democracy and a united Europe https://www.eppgroup.eu/newsroom/von-der-leyen-election-a-victory-for-democracy-and-united-europe
S&D EP Group: Newsroom, 18/07/2024: S&D Group to vote in favour of Von der Leyen as Commission President https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sd-group-vote-favour-von-der-leyen-commission-president
Renew Europe EP Group: Newsroom, 18/07/2024: Von der Leyen II carries the Renew Europe hallmark https://www.reneweuropegroup.eu/news/2024-07-18/von-der-leyen-2-carries-the-renew-europe-hallmark
European Parliament: Press Release, 18/07/2024: Parliament confirms the list and size of its committees and delegations https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240710IPR22813/
European Parliament: Press Release, 19/07/2024: Members of Parliament’s committees and subcommittees https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240710IPR22806/

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