What will happen? When
 

European Parliament Elections

   

23-26 May 2019

 

New Commission takes office

1 November 2019

New President of the European Council takes office

 

1 December 2019

 

European Parliament elections

In a direct vote on 23-26 May, citizens in 27 EU member states will elect 705 MEPs to form the new Parliament for the period 2019-2024. MEPs are elected according to national electoral systems, but these have to observe certain common rules established by EU law such as proportional representation and common provisions on electoral thresholds. 

Following the vote, new Political Groups will be formed during the month of June 2019. Each MEP will decide to formally become a member of an EU political group and each group will internally elect its bureau and president. The formation of a new political group requires 25 MEPs from 7 different Member States.

At the first plenary session (2-4 July 2019) MEPs will elect the bureau of the European Parliament (President, 14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors). The President should be elected by an absolute majority of MEPs.

If no member holds an absolute majority after three ballots, a fourth ballot is held with only the two members holding the highest number of votes on the previous ballot. If there is still a tie following this, the eldest candidate is declared elected.

European Parliament’s Committees will also be set up and their scope defined. During the first Committee meeting (July 2019) the Committees’ Presidents and Vice-Presidents will be elected by the MEPs members of those Committees.

All elected offices in the European Parliament, i.e. President, Vice-President, Quaestor, Committee Chair and Vice-Chair are renewed every two and half years, so once at the start and once half-way through the 5-year legislative term. Current office-holders can be confirmed for a second mandate.

 

New Commission

During the month of June 2019 EP political groups are expected to start informal negotiations with the European Council on the next Commission President. The European Council will propose a candidate for this position to the European Parliament, taking into account the results of the Parliamentary elections. 

At this stage, it is not certain whether the next Commission President will be the “lead candidate” (“Spitzenkandidat”) appointed by the EU party that wins the most seats in the European Parliament elections.  

In a resolution adopted in plenary in February 2018, Parliament warned that it would reject any contender for EU Commission President who is not nominated as the “Spitzenkandidat” by their own EU party ahead of the 2019 EU elections. This was used for the first time in 2014, when the European People’s Party’s lead candidate Jean-Claude Juncker was appointed Commission President. 

In contrast, at an informal meeting held on 23 February 2018, the EU 27 Heads of State and Government agreed that that the European Council could not guarantee in advance that it would propose one of the lead candidates for President of the European Commission.

In July, the new Parliament is expected to vote on the candidate proposed by the European Council as new Commission President in its plenary session. If the candidate does not obtain the required majority (half of the MEPs plus one), the European Council has one month to propose a new candidate to the European Parliament. 

The approved candidate will then choose Vice Presidents and Commissioners based on the recommendation from Member States. Given the position of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as a Vice-President of the Commission, the choice of a new High Representative will necessarily have to be made in conjunction with the selection of the other Commissioners.

In September, European Parliament’s Committees will organise a hearing of each commissioner-candidate responsible for their policy area(s). During these hearings, the candidates will explain their political priorities and answer MEPs questions. 

The European Parliament must vote on the approval of the Commission as a whole. Therefore, it can threaten to veto the entire Commission if one or more candidates are not deemed suitable. 

After the entire the Commission has been approved by the Parliament, they are formally appointed by the European Council, acting by a qualified majority. This is expected to take place in October, so that the new Commission can take office on 1 November.

 

European Council 

The appointment of the Commission will be followed by the appointment of the new President of the European Council.

The European Council defines the European Union’s overall political direction and priorities. The President of the European Council chairs the European Council meetings and ensures the preparation and continuity of the work of the European Council in cooperation with the President of the Commission and the Member States. 

The President is appointed by qualified majority of the members of the European Council, for a period of two and half years renewable once. The appointment of the President is expected to take place between the months of October and November 2019.

The newly appointed European Council President will officially take office on 1 December 2019. 


 

 

The Latest European Elections News 

We've joined FiscalNote!

by Nate Sullivan | Jan 25, 2018

We’re happy to announce that SHUNGHAM is joining forces with FiscalNote, the leading innovator in international government data and technology. Together, we’ll be able to provide even better insight into not only the EU, but different jurisdictions around the world. 

If you’re an existing SHUNGHAM customer, don’t worry — nothing will change, and you’ll still have full access to the EU Issue Tracker and EU Calendar you rely on today. In the background though we are working on how to scale the high-quality structured and analytical approach on which EU Issue Tracker’s reputation has been built and enrich it with additional layers of intelligence, as well as enable clients to identify and manage risks and relationships from around the world using FiscalNote's Government Relationship Management (GRM) system. 

We are really excited about Shungham clients being able to access FiscalNote's rich data for EU member states and major economies in the Americas (Canada, USA, Mexico and Brazil among others), Africa (South Africa) and Asia (India, China and several more countries later this year). Rest assured the high-quality service and personal attention that you have come to expect from us will continue unchanged.  This is an exciting new chapter which promises to bring considerable additional benefit and value to you and all of our clients.

Click here to read the official press release, or here to learn more about FiscalNote.

1364 comments

Leave a comment
  1. eedward | Oct 20, 2019
    Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your sustenance in addition, ThanksWrite for us
  2. www.halcyon.com/aseaberg/radio.html | Oct 20, 2019
    Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. www.halcyon.com/aseaberg/radio.html
  3. Oliviaseo | Oct 20, 2019
    Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. http://www.modaco.com/profile/7062-veroi/?do=content&type=forums_topic_post&change_section=1
  4. hotmail | Oct 20, 2019
    I love to most of the information, I must claim when i liked, When i would love additional information related to that, because it's very good., Appreciate it about unveiling.hotmail
  5. abdul wahab | Oct 20, 2019
    Speedily this specific web page could indisputably become popular involving most writing a blog along with site-building persons, for you to their fastidious blogposts or possibly testimonials. UFABET
  6. pioneerseo | Oct 20, 2019
    Two full thumbs up for this magneficent article of yours. I've truly delighted in perusing this article today and I figure this may be outstanding amongst other article that I've perused yet. If it's not too much trouble keep this work going ahead in a similar quality.  안전놀이터
  7. Oliviaseo | Oct 20, 2019
    Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include. cme group broker review
  8. Cyberhero | Oct 20, 2019
    The item will give you a keyword rich link a great useful website page Very interesting information, worth recommending. However, I recommend thiscouchtuner
  9. zain | Oct 20, 2019
    Quickly this particular site may undoubtedly gain popularity in between just about all running a blog as well as site-building people, because of its painstaking articles or maybe evaluations.online store Melbourne
  10. abdul wahab | Oct 20, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! calculation
  11. pioneerseo | Oct 20, 2019
    Welcome to CasinoSite.net your one stop shop for casino site information online. The aim of this site is to recommend the best of the best of internet casino sites, to help you make an informed decision about which casino site you should play at. If you are keen to play right away, choose from one of our top 10 safe and reliable online casinos sites listed in the table above. 예스카지노
  12. Unkle | Oct 20, 2019
    It certiface 
  13. Fatid Kama | Oct 19, 2019
    Hey what a brilliant post I have come across and believe me I have been searching out for this similar kind of post for past a week and hardly came across this. Thank you very much and will look for more postings from you.seamless gutters
  14. mtom | Oct 19, 2019

    Heya i would really love to subscribe and read your blog posts , keto jerky

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hello there, I discovered your website by way of Google whilst searching for a related matter, your website got here up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks. 먹튀검증

  15. voyance audiotel | Oct 19, 2019
    Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts. voyance audiotel
  16. seo | Oct 19, 2019
    Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. tambopata river
  17. edwar | Oct 19, 2019
    Excellent website you have here, so much cool information!.Survival Hunting Tips Blog
  18. edward | Oct 19, 2019
    The item will give you a keyword rich link a great useful website page Very interesting information, worth recommending. However, I recommend thiswriting service
  19. edward | Oct 18, 2019
    Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your sustenance in addition, Thanksmassage classes near oregon city
  20. seomatser | Oct 18, 2019
    On this page you can read       my interests, write something special. euribor 6 kk
  21. Levi Morton | Oct 18, 2019
    Thanks for picking out the time to discuss this, I feel great about it and love studying more on this topic. It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks for such a valuable help again.Holiday Apartments in London
  22. laurice | Oct 18, 2019
    keep it up nice article. akadana
  23. pioneerseo | Oct 18, 2019
    I am really appreciative to the holder of this site page who has shared this splendid section at this place  bk8
  24. seomaster | Oct 18, 2019
    In this case you will begin it is important, it again produces a web site a strong significant internet site: Happy Birthday Wishes
  25. edwar | Oct 18, 2019
    Excellent website you have here, so much cool information!.Holiday Apartments in London
  26. seo | Oct 17, 2019
    Thank you so much for the post you do. I like your post and all you share with us is up to date and quite informative, i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you, as you have done a wonderful job.  office address
  27. seo | Oct 17, 2019
    You there, this is really good post here. Thanks for taking the time to post such valuable information. Quality content is what always gets the visitors coming. virtual business
  28. edward | Oct 17, 2019
    Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your sustenance in addition, ThanksLED Lighting Toronto
  29. seo | Oct 17, 2019
    You have a real talent for writing unique content.  I like how you think and the way you express your views in this article.  I am impressed by your writing style a lot. Thanks for making my experience more beautiful. office address
  30. transfer from Verbier to zurich | Oct 17, 2019
    Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks, I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks transfer from Verbier to zurich
  31. zain | Oct 17, 2019
    Quickly this site might undoubtedly become well-known among most blogging and site-building people, for that painstaking posts as well as critiques.Pressure cleaning Los Angeles CA
  32. http://be_antoniogranjo.blogs.sapo.pt/ | Oct 17, 2019
    I think this blog is great! Keep up the good work. http://be_antoniogranjo.blogs.sapo.pt/
  33. seo | Oct 17, 2019
    Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! company secretary singapore
  34. menu poker | Oct 17, 2019
    Hello! I simply would wish to supply a huge thumbs up for the wonderful info you might have here for this post. I am returning to your blog post for additional soon.Menu Poker
  35. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte_académico_en_Brasil | Oct 17, 2019
    hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this website, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content. Ensure that you update this again very soon.. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte_académico_en_Brasil
  36. ashlydoll | Oct 17, 2019
    Cool you write, the information is very good and interesting, I'll give you a link to my site.  office rental services singapore
  37. sarah | Oct 17, 2019
  38. Haider ali | Oct 17, 2019
    Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. business logo
  39. laurice | Oct 17, 2019
    Showcasing is the procedure and through this procedure business and association advance themselves and their items by correspondence with potential clients mersincicikiz
  40. Brian Holm Attorney San Diego | Oct 17, 2019
    Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.Brian Holm Attorney San Diego
  41. seomatser | Oct 17, 2019
    This is very interesting content! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your points and have come to the conclusion that you are right about many of them. You are great. appliance repair in langley
  42. Cyberhero | Oct 16, 2019
    Excellent website you have here, so much cool information!.https://pingtestlive.com/fortnite
  43. Oliviaseo | Oct 16, 2019
    I'm glad to see the great detail here!. http://bimufrrjbr.blogspot.com/p/pesquisa_29.html
  44. Haider ali | Oct 16, 2019
    Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!Thanks PHP PUBG Generator
  45. eward | Oct 16, 2019
    I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable.website
  46. SEO J | Oct 15, 2019

    I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. Custom Boxes

    Custom Sticker

    Ask Questions Get Answers

  47. SEO | Oct 15, 2019
    I would like to say that this blog really convinced me to do it! Thanks, very good post.Shakib Al Hasan
  48. http://befgc.blogspot.com/p/links.html | Oct 15, 2019
    You produced some decent points there. I looked on the web for that problem and discovered most people is going together with with the internet site. http://befgc.blogspot.com/p/links.html
  49. Haider ali | Oct 15, 2019
    I was reading some of your content on this website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up. proofread your writing
  50. Extratorrent | Oct 15, 2019
    Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. Extratorrent

    Leave a comment