Rivals for Brussels top job mark out territory live on euronews

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Series Details 29.04.14
Publication Date 29/04/2014
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Four of the five candidates for the job of President of the European Commission, 2014-2019 went head-to-head live in a TV debate for the first time on the 28 April 2014.

The candidates, Jean-Claude Juncker (European People’s Party), Martin Schulz (Party of European Socialists), Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party), and Ska Keller (European Green Party) answered questions that were gathered from thousands of young people from all over Europe.

The candidates then debated key issues, such as foreign policy, the future of the EU, and youth employment.

The fifth Presidential candidate SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras from Greece did not appear, but committed to taking part in the tv debate on the 15 May 2014.

A further EU presidential debate was hosted by the European University Institute in Florence on the 9 May 2014 as part of the EUI's State of the Union 2014 conference.

A further (but separately organised) tv debate was planned by Eurovision on the 15 May 2014.

Source Link http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/29/rivals-for-brussels-top-job-mark-out-territory-live-on-euronews/
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