Candidates battle for EC presidency

A live, televised debate seeks to make the 28 EU member states more accountable as faith in the bloc wanes.

    The five candidates for the European Commission (EC) presidency have participated in a live, televised debate.

    Faith in the EU is at an all-time low after a five-year economic crisis.

    The debate was an attempt to make the 28-member states more accountable and transparent ahead of continent-wide elections.

    National leaders will still decide who gets the job, but for the first time, they will be held to account when European election results are released on May 26.

    Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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