The 90-minute debate held at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands was broadcast by Euronews and Europolitics, among others. The participants were Conservative Jean-Claude Juncker, Socialist Martin Schulz, Liberal Guy Verhofstadt and Green Ska Keller. Greek national Alexis Tsipras, head of SYRIZA and candidate of the radical left, did not take part in this first televised event – officially for reasons of scheduling. He was on the campaign trail in Prague.

The debate was more dynamic than the first (between…