Europe in 2014

News   •   Jan 13, 2014 10:37 UTC

More than 300 million people in 28 member states will vote between May 22-25 in the first European parliamentary elections after the Lisbon Treaty. The elections will be the eighth in the history of EU, however many see it as different and worth attention. So, what do we need to know?

The most democratic and representative EU institution - the European Parliament - was granted more powers by the Lisbon Treaty signed in 2009. One of the powers is the assignment of the president of the main European legislative body, the European Commission. The highest EU executive will be elected out of the candidates nominated by the pan-European political parties, as such as the European People’s party, European Greens, and so on.

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