Jean Monnet Module: Michael Shackleton 

Michael Shackleton

Michael engaged in a very stimulating discussion on the interpretation of article 17.7 TEU and its potentially far reaching consequences after the 2014 European elections. EP activism ahead of the vote for the next European Commission has triggered power struggles in Brussels and in Member States in an attempt to exert lever on the appointment of the next Commission President. In the light of the first poll on the outcome of the upcoming European elections, Michael outlined the different options available to the Parliament, as well as the likely challenges the two major parties will face in building coalitions. It will be different this time!