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European elections: The five Commission candidates crossed swords – European defense and the far right dominated

Shortly after 4 p.m., the debate began between the five candidates for the presidency of the Commission, ahead of the 2024 European elections, where the current president Von der Leyen insisted on a proposal by K. Mitsotakis on security. The last telephone battle of the candidates for the presidency of the Commission, the so-called “Eurovision Debate”, ended in the plenary hall of the Parliament in Brussels, which was turned into a television studio, in the presence of 900 people. The debate took place for the first time with the participation of citizens, while a direct connection was made with 8 European capitals, including Athens. Ursula von der Leyen (Germany European People's Party), Walter Bayer (Austria, European Left), Sandro Gozzi (Italy, Renew Europe Now), Terri Rydke (Germany, European Greens) and Nicolas Schmidt (Luxembourg, Party of European Socialists) discussed among other things the economy, defence, immigration and democracy. The discussion often returned to the topic of investment, particularly when it comes to climate and defense. In today's […]
Source: News Beast

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