With just three weeks to go elections for the European Parliament, four candidates for the continent’s top job went head to head in a debate at the European University Institute in Florence.
As the European Parliament elections draw near, we look at the political groups in the chamber, this time it's the turn of the socialists.
Frans Timmermans, the Socialist candidate for the EU's top job, told Euronews that political predators were taking advantage of the so-called migration crisis.
In an interview with Euronews, EU's top job candidate Frans Timmermans made the case for a CO2 tax at the European level.
"I believe one of the reasons why the extreme right is on the rise in many parts of Europe is people are fed up with the way the financial sector has been behaving."
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The two main candidates to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, said how they felt about Brexit in a France 24 TV debate.
"We want to make sure that the fight against corruption isn’t abandoned, that we continue this fight because it’s very important for the future of this country," said Timmermans.