Martin Schulz

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 Alexis Tsipras for the Party of the European Left, Ska Keller of Green group, Socialist group candidate designate Martin Schulz, EPP group candidate designate Jean-Claude Juncker, and Candidate for the presidency of the European commission of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party Guy Verhofstadt, ahead to Eurovision debate at EU Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:
Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Would you recognise Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Schulz, Guy Verhofstadt, Ska Keller or Alexis Tsipras? Probably not; they are hardly household names i(...)

If Marine Le Pen leads her National Front party to victory, she improves her chances of making it to the 2017 presidential run-off. Photograph: Reuters

France will elect 74 MEPs on Sunday week. The government has not organised a civic information campaign, as it usually does for elections. Nearly two-(...)

“We need a voice in Europe who can tackle Euroscepticism,”  says Liberal Democrat party leader Guy Verhofstadt. Photograph:  Benoit Doppagne/Reuters

The race in the European election for the presidency of the European Commission hardly features in the Irish campaign. But Guy Verhofstadt, candida(...)

Alex Attwood: “people don’t want 11 mini-Stormonts”

Public antipathy to the “new ascendancy” of the DUP and Sinn Féin could assist the SDLP in winning a European seat and performing well in the elect(...)

Guy Verhofstadt, Martin Schulz, Ska Keller  and Jean-Claude Juncker before the first European Commission presidential debate in Maastricht on Monday. The candidates are to debate again on May 9th. Photograph: Marcel Van Hoorn/EPA

As European Parliament president Martin Schulz left Dublin’s Connolly station yesterday morning on the train to Belfast, the German socialist may h(...)

Eamon  Gilmore: ‘I support her candidacy . . . I stand with that candidate full square and will continue to do so right up until polling day.’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Labour MEP Phil Prendergast had a “very frank discussion” last night over her call(...)

Eamon Gilmore and  Enda Kenny in Mullingar  at the official launch of the nationwide system of Local Enterprise Offices. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

They got a lovely day for the rolling out of the Local Election Opportunities. But things turned a bit frosty when it came to the unveili(...)

Martin Schulz of Germany is the chosen candidate of the Socialist and Democratic  group, the umbrella group for centre-left political parties in the European Parliament. Photograph: Reuters

European Commission presidential hopeful Martin Schulz will take his campaign to Ireland when addresses a ral(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz: “It’s not on that the public purse drops out as an investor in crisis countries and that private companies cannot invest in these countries because of the credit crunch.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Martin Schulz, European Parliament president and socialist candidate for president of the European Commission, has called for a rethink o(...)

Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen: decision to step down to seek EU role took EU community by surprise. Photograph: Reuters/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva

The race for the top jobs in the European Union intensified this week following the decision by Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen to step d(...)

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