Richard Steel

Senior Advisor, Interel

Welcome to VoteEurope, a tool to guide you through the runners and riders in these most eagerly-awaited EP elections. Interel’s multi-national EU team, in collaboration with our offices and partners across the EU27, will keep you posted on all the decisions, plus a healthy dollop of gossip and rumour.For further information: richard.steel@interelgroup.com

Postcard from Strasbourg – 29 November 2019

Team Ursula starts work next Monday with a perfectly respectable vote of 461 giving it the legitimacy it required. Behind the voting figures are a myriad of stories. The EPP, Socialists and Liberals finally showed the party discipline so lacking in July’s vote on the President herself. The Greens chose to abstain, and so lost out on the last-minute concessions made by von der Leyen to the Socialists and Liberals to keep them on side. The Polish Law & Justice and Italian 5 Star, both governing parties, backed her team, while the more radical new elements of the ECR group from Spain, Netherlands and Italy voted against. Then there’s the particular case of Petra Kammerevert, the only…

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