What role would the European Parliament (EP) play in the selection of the new President of the European Commission? Would the powers and influence of the EP continue to grow? Is the EP the solution to the democratic deficit problem of the EU?
These and other questions were answered in a round table debate which took place under the auspices of the 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union. This event was organized by the Standing Group on the EU of the European Consortium for Political Research and Leiden University Campus The Hague. During the event on June 6, 2014, the participants presented their views and ideas on the present and future of the EP in a discussion moderated by Euro-watcher Joop Hazenberg.
-Wim van de Camp (Christian Democrat MEP)
-Christophe Crombez (University of Leuven and Stanford)
-Tom de Bruijn (member of the Council of State, former Permanent Representative)
-Claes de Vreese ( Professor and Chair of Political Communication, University of Amsterdam)
-Richard Corbett (Labor MEP-candidate and former EU-advisor)
-Bas Eickhout (Green Left MEP)
Date: Friday, June 6th, 17.30 - 19.15 hrs
Venue: Atrium of The Hague City Hall (Spui 70)
The roundtable was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Municipality of The Hague, and the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands. This event is supported by the Montesquieu Institute.