After Antonio Tajani, the incumbent speaker of the Parliament made an introduction speech the factions held consultations on the candidacies for the new European Parliament speaker. This issues will be put on the voting on July 3.
The voting does not depend on the EU Summit's results; on June 30, the parties discussed sharing offices in the new line-up of the EU key institutions. The previous Summit took place June 20, with EU member countries' leaders failing to elect the new head of the European Commission.
The European Parliament elections took place on May 23-26.