EPP spitzenkandidat Weber is by far bookies' favourite with odds of 1/1 (50%), although Barnier is in second place at 6/1 (14.3%), which came after his odds were slashed by nearly a third since November 2018, according to Ladbrokes.
As the voting begins today for the EU elections, our Road Trip Europe comes to an end. Our correspondents Meabh McMahon and Jona Kallgren are in Ninove, Belgium, where they listened to the concerns of local people for one last time.
There was unanimity among EU top job hopefuls Euronews interviewed: moving the EU parliament to Strasbourg every month is a waste of money. We asked an expert whether the €114m-a-year decampments will ever be scrapped.
The European Union is holding a summit with Japan in Brussels later today. The high level gathering precedes the G20 meeting, which is to take place in Osaka in June. It also comes less than three months after the EU-Japan trade deal came into force.
In this edition: Extinction rebellion protests, encouraging civil disobedience to force governments to act on climate change have reached the Belgian capital. Also, EU-US trade talks progress, the controversial copyright rules pass final hurdle and Europe's Mid-East policy up for question.