The Eurovision Debate will be broadcast in 24 languages via TV, radio and websites throughout the continent.
The Eurovision Debate will take place in front of a live studio audience in the European Parliament plenary chamber, in Brussels, under a strict set of rules that reflect the PSM Values and Editorial Principles adopted by the European Broadcasting Union membership.
15 May: A 90-minute, live TV debate between the contenders to be the next president of the EU commission.
Language update: The Eurovision Debate will be broadcast in 24 languages via TV, radio and websites throughout the continent. Ska Keller, Martin Schulz and Guy Verhofstadt will debate in English, while Alexis Tsipras will speak in Greek, and Jean-Claude Juncker will participate in French.
Veteran Italian journalist, war correspondent, TV anchor, author, filmmaker and broadcasting executive, Monica Maggioni.
In order to be invited to participate in the Eurovision Debate, candidates to the European Commission presidency must fulfill the following cumulative criteria:
1In order to be officially recognized, Groups must have 25 Members of Parliament who represent at least one-quarter of the EU Member States. Members of Parliament may not belong to more than one political group.
The European Parliament currently recognizes seven Groups
i. Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats);
ii. Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament;
iii. Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe;
iv. Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance;
v. European Conservatives and Reformists Group;
vi. Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left;
vii. Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group.
More information about the Eurovision Debate rules: http://www.eurovisiondebate.tv/rules/
Langues de travail: English
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EBU Members who have comfirmed their participation:
BBC, France Télévisions, ZDF, ARD, RAI, TVE, ORF, RTP, RTBF, NTU, BHT, ARTE, TVR, RTE, DW, DR
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