ask-the-candidates_bannerHave you decided who YOU want to be the next President of the European Commission? For the first time in the EU’s history, the results of the upcoming European Parliament elections on 22-25 May will decide who heads the EU’s executive arm. But who are the candidates, and what do they believe?

In the run-up to the elections, Debating Europe will be putting a series of questions to the candidates and publishing their responses.

We are using the same rules as the Eurovision TV debate on 15 May to decide which candidates take part, meaning they must be nominated by one of the political parties represented in the European Parliament, the party making the nomination must be represented in one of the seven officially recognized political groups in the Parliament and only one presidential candidate can be represented per political group.

You can see the answers from the candidates below, and cast YOUR vote for the candidate YOU support in our Debating Europe Vote 2014!

Vote 2014

Voting is closed in our Debating Europe Vote 2014! The results are now in, so come and see what our readers thought!