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EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT – MARTIN SCHULZ

Term: August 2014 - January 2017

Elected by: Members of the European Parliament

Role:

  • Ensures parliamentary procedures are properly followed
  • Oversees Parliament's various activities and committees
  • Represents Parliament in all legal matters and in its international relations
  • Gives final assent to the EU budget

EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT – DONALD TUSK

Term: December 2014 - May 2017

Appointed by:  national leaders (heads of state or government of EU countries).

Role:

  • Leads the European Council's work in setting the EU's general political direction and priorities – in cooperation with the Commission
  • Promotes cohesion and consensus within the European Council
  • Represents the EU externally on foreign and security issues

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT- JEAN-CLAUDE-JUNCKER

Term: November 2014 - October 2019

Appointed by: national leaders (heads of state or government of EU countries), with the approval of the European Parliament.

Role:

  • Gives political guidance to the Commission
  • Calls and chairs meetings of the college of the Commissioners
  • Leads the Commission's work in implementing EU policies
  • Takes part in G7 meetings
  • Contributes to major debates both in the European Parliament and between EU 
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