Towards a new procedure for appointing the President of the European Commission
It appears practically certain that there will be a novelty at the next elections to the European Parliament in May 2014: right from the start the campaign will have candidates for the position of President of the European Commission. Gianni Bonvicini, TEPSA Board Member and Executive Vice President of Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome, analyses why the European parties and the Commission have decided to go down this road. The author assesses the pros and cons of the new system of appointment of the President of the Commission and the effect this novelty will have on the balance of powers within the European Union.
Previously publ.: "Verso una nuova procedura di nomina del Presidente della Commissione europea: i documenti della Commissione e del Parlamento europeo", in La cittadinanza europea, a. X, n. 2 (2013), p. 119-126.