Three of the top rivals to head the Commission (from left): Jean-Claude Juncker, Guy Verhofstadt and Martin Schulz
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Excerpts from EU rivals' TV debate

For the first time rivals have gone head-to-head live on TV in the hope of getting the top job in Brussels: president of the European Commission.

The big transnational party groups in the EU have nominated their candidates to run the Commission. But later this year the EU governments will have their say - and could well come up with a different shortlist.

The mandate of Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso expires in November.

  • 29 Apr 2014