Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Politico's liveblog seems to be a good source of details.

Second note from the starts of the live-blog:

Von der Leyen needs 374 votes in a secret ballot to achieve a majority.

She's made a number of concessions and promises in the past few days to woo MEPs and their groups. Among her pledges: granting Parliament the right of legislative initiative; revamping the Spitzenkandidat system; convening a two-year long "Conference on the Future of Europe" and appointing a "chief trade enforcement officer" to supervise the implementation of trade deals.

Will be interesting to see where those promises go and what the revamped spitzenkandidat system will look like.

by fjallstrom on Tue Jul 16th, 2019 at 08:36:33 PM EST

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