The starting gun in the race for EU’s top jobs

In this episode of EURACTIV’s Beyond the Byline podcast, we look into European Council President Charles Michel’s recent announcement that he will step down from his current position and run in the European parliamentary election in June.

The prospect of Michel’s potential election as an MEP introduces a complex timeline for selecting his successor and raises concerns about a potential power vacuum during Hungary’s EU Council presidency.

We ask Euractiv’s Global Europe Editor Alexandra Brzozowski, and comparative political analyst Catherine Fieschi: What can we make out of this surprise announcement? With the race underway, which other names are in the running for the EU’s top jobs?

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