The president is “temporarily” deprived of his power, the parliament is dissolved, new elections are to be held in September: The news from Moldova sounds alarming. Is it just the “usual” crisis – or is there more behind it?
Is this what the new EU democracy looks like? Not the European Parliament, but the governments are sounding out who is to become the next head of the Commission. Meanwhile, MEPs are discussing a coalition agreement – but for which coalition?
Shortly before the European elections, there are increasing indications that Chancellor Angela Merkel may already have written off “her” top candidate Manfred Weber. Apparently, she is speculating on the top position at the ECB.
The conservative Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber has little chance of becoming head of the EU Commission. Now that several EU countries have taken a stand against him, the Social Democrats want to completely disembark him.
Now it’s official: Great Britain will definitely take part in the European elections – even if the Parliament in London should agree on the Brexit Treaty beforehand. This will make the election a mess.