Next year, 2019, the European institutions have an opportunity for renewal. Elections for MEPs will take place and nominations for commissioners and the European Commission President
The nomination of a new European Commission President gives us an opportunity to put the ‘progressive’ element of ‘progressive alliance’ into action. We could start by nominating more women, those of different ethnic backgrounds or those from countries that have recently joined the bloc (the former Soviet states such as Romania, Bulgaria). Perhaps suggesting younger candidates would bring in fresh ideas about how we can serve and support the next generation of Europeans. These are just examples, but measures like these could do a lot to show that Europe is for everyone.