The University of Maastricht is proud to host the first televised debate in English between the rival candidates in the election for the Presidency of the European Commission. This is relayed live from Maastricht to universities throughout the European Union including Royal Holloway. It will start at 5.55pm for 6pm sharp on Monday 28 April in Founders West 101 and will last until 7.30pm. The debate takes the form of questions and answers on issues that concern young people in front of a studio audience of 900 students at Maastricht.
The candidates in Europe’s presidential election participating in the debate include:
Jean-Claude Juncker (European People’s Party: www.epp.eu)
Ska Keller (European Green Party: http://campaign.europeangreens.eu/ – including the Green Party of England and Wales)
Martin Schulz (Party of European Socialists: http://www.pes.eu/ – including the British Labour Party)
Guy Verhofstadt (Alliance of Liberal Democrats for Europe: http://www.alde.eu/ – including the British Liberal Democrats)
Further details of the event can be found here:
Twitter hashtag before, during and after debate: #EUDEBATE2014 – tweet your questions or comments!
The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (www.aecr.eu) has not selected a candidate as a matter of principle. In the interests of fairness, here is a short film to explain why: