The challenges of a functional European Union are perhaps best highlighted when the discussion surrounds the administrative apparatus. Nowadays it is accepted that the EU is more than a mere economic alliance, yet it is not as clear what exactly it is becoming - a federation, a „super”-state? Adopting the institution of presidency sounds like a step towards greater union, but, as with all things EU, it is not that simple. If a President is a leader of the people, should (s)he not be elected by the people? And if so, how do we make such a system works for twenty-seven (or however more there will be in the future) states? On the one hand, a EU President elected „by the people” would give the true measure of the legitimacy of that function, could help instill in the citizens a true sense of union, and would also give them more power. On the other hand, there is already some legitimacy to the function, given the fact that the President is (indirectly) elected by the peoples of the EU, and this is perhaps the best we can hope for. Realistically speaking, there is no one candidate that would be well-known enough to get a majority of votes, which means the costs of such a direct election may be in vain.