After groups like the Greens publicly announced they would not be supporting Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission last week, she had one last debate with MEPs on Tuesday morning in Strasbourg. Read here to find out the ideas she pitched to appeal to all political groups.
Von der Leyen spoke about what she called Europe's duty to save lives in the Mediterranean, citing the 17,000 people drowned there in the last 5 years. She promised a new migration pact to tackle the problem, as well as a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050 and a boost for unity across the continent.
Germany's defence minister was confirmed as Jean-Claude Juncker's successor by 9 votes over the minimum after a much-criticised nomination process.
As part of her pitch, von der Leyen has promised a gender-equal commission and said she wants Europe to be the first "climate-neutral" continent.
Euronews political editor Darren McCaffrey chased the German defence minister for a comment
The week was marked by controversies of behind-closed door deals and democratic deficits as EU leaders chose the next nominees to lead the continent into the next five years. It was also the first week new MEPs took up their seats and a fair few rhetorical fireworks ensued.
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated to take over the EU Commission leadership from Jean-Claude Juncker — do people know who she is, where is she talked, and what are people saying?
Outgoing President of the European Council Donald Tusk held a press conference after German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was nominated as Commission president.
Activists staged a protest in Brussels ahead of Thursday's European summit, projecting a picture of the planet as a bomb to highlight the 'climate emergency'.
Hong Kong protesters blocked roads and erected barricades for a second day. Catch the latest details and more on this episode of Raw Politics.
EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he doesn't follow social media to avoid seeing comments calling him drunk or corrupt.
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on Tuesday - to start talks on finding a successor to Jean Claude Juncker as European Commission President.
What would their nightmare scenario be?
The prospects of a populist, Far Right takeover in the European Parliament have been overhyped in the media. They are going to remain internally divided. They are going to remain in the minority and they are going to be increasingly marginalised.
Several people are in the race to replace Jean-Claude Juncker for the EU's top job. Here's how the bloc's next Commission President will be elected.
Candidates in the race to replace Jean-Claude Juncker took aim at tech giants on the subject of tax at a special debate in Brussels on Wednesday night.
Czech MEP Jan Zahradil, who hopes to replace Jean-Claude Juncker, has a plan to "retune the EU" instead of taking more decisions as European level.
We're speaking to the leading candidates to take the EU's top job and we want them to hear what you feel about Europe's impact on your life.
"There is not an east-west divide [in Europe]. There is a divide in the brain of the Orbans of this world. Of Dragnea in Romania.”
Guy Verhofstadt, one of the highest-profile candidates for the EU’s top job, said he is a Eurosceptic who wants to reform the way the bloc is run.
The 56-year-old Czech MEP is running to become the next president of the European Commission. Here's what you need to know.
The former Belgian prime minister is in line for Europe's top job
"I think it (the EU) is built on anti-fascism because after the Second World War we finally find out that it is peace that we want to keep inside of Europe," Tomic told Euronews.
The European Left candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker told Euronews "we have to change the system" in order to fight global warming.
German conservative parties, the CDU and CSU, have launched a joint campaign for the European Parliamentary elections next month with Manfred Weber as their candidate.
Ahead of the European Parliament election, we outline the functions of the different branches of the European Union. What does the European Commission do?