What are the implications of the European Council nominations for the top EU jobs?

It’s decision time for the European Parliament. MEPs now have to decide whether to approve Ursula von der Leyen appointment as European Commission President for the next five years.

With European elections over, the time has come to choose which figures will be leading the EU throughout the next legislative term. Here at FleishmanHillard we have been looking at the European Council nominations for the EU top jobs, to see which political groups have been satisfied by the nominations and which have been left frustrated.

Watch also: Stéphanie Brochard and Clément Luzeau’s video ‘What will be the upcoming EU priorities for the next Commission mandate?’

In this video, Joshua Bates explores the results of the European Council nominations. He examines why Ursula von der Leyen has been such a contentious candidate and identifies why her approval will be all but smooth.