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The German Manfred Weber, candidate of the European People's Party, is the fifth to intervene. "I want a Europe for citizens, for this I want to work, I want the next legislature to bring a fresh air of optimism to work for the EU."

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The third to intervene is the Czech Jan Zahradil, of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists of Europe. "We can not face the challenges of our century with a Europe with the scheme of another century, I want a more decentralized EU," he says. The fourth to speak at this beginning of the debate is the current Commissioner for Competition of the EU, the Danish Margrethe Vestager, of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. "Europe is the best place to live today, especially if you're a woman, we have a lot to do for climate change, to integrate technology … that's why I'm here," says Vestager.

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He begins his speech in the debate the Belgian Nico Cué, of the European United Left. The second is the German Ska Keller, co-spokesperson of the European Green Party, which criticizes the loss of values ​​that, in his opinion, the EU has suffered in recent years.

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The presenters explain the rules of the debate, which will last 90 minutes. Each candidate will also have a minute to answer the questions posed by journalists.

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The presenters present the candidates. The first one they present is the Belgian Nico Cué, of the European Unitary Left. The other candidates are the German Manfred Weber (spokesman of the European People's Party), the Dutch Frans Timmermans (of the European Socialist Party and first vice-president of the European Commission), the Danish Margrethe Vestager (of the Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats for Europe, where is Citizens), the German Ska Keller (co-spokesperson of the European Green Party) and the Czech Jan Zahradil (Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists of Europe).

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The debate begins in the Chamber of the European Parliament, in Brussels, among the six main candidates to lead the European Commission for the next five years.

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A big debate in the Parliament marks this Wednesday the struggle for the position. By Bernardo de Miguel

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Goodnight. We opened directly to follow the debate between the six candidates for the presidency of the European Commission. Thank you very much for following us.

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