2014 European Parliament Elections: Commission recommends that political parties nominate candidate for Commission President
Ahead of the European elections in 2014, yesterday, the European Commission adopted a recommendation inviting political parties to nominate a candidate for European Commission President in the next European elections and to display their European political party affiliation. The proposals aim to better inform voters about the issues at stake in next year’s European Parliament elections, encourage a Europe-wide debate and ultimately improve voter turnout.
The Commission is also calling on Member States to agree on a common voting date for the elections, traditionally spread out over a period of four days.
Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-215_en.htm