20:45:10 Ambiance shots prior to the debate
21:00:00 - Introduction of the debate by Emilie Tran Nguyen, France Televisions, and Markus Preiss, ARD Germany, moderators Opening statements by the candidates - Nico CUE for the Party of the European Left - Ska KELLER for the Green Party - Jan ZAHRADIL, for the the Reformists Alliance of Europe - Margrethe VESTAGER, for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Manfred WEBER for the European People's Party - Frans TIMMERMANS for the Party of European Socialists Social Media Hub Launch by Annastiina Heikkila (YLE)
21:12:51 Migration: - topic 1 debate
21:20:37 Youth Unemployment: - topic 2 debate Social Media Hub Insert 1
21:33:38 Climate change / environment: - topic 3 debate
21:47:48 Taxation / competition : - topic 4 debate Social Media Hub Insert 2
21:58:06 International trade / role of the EU in a changing world: - topic 5 debate
22:13:37 Populism / democratic gap / relevance of institutions: - topic 6 debate Social Media Hub Insert 3
22:23:46 Closing statements
22:29:22 Outro - Social media hub by Annastiina Heikkila (YLE) - Goodbye by hosts - Shaking hands
The European Parliament is the EU's law-making body. It is directly elected by EU voters every 5 years.
What does the Parliament do?
The Parliament has 3 main roles: