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European Election 2019


With the European Parliament becoming ever more powerful, it’s important to understand how it functions and what impact it has on the lives of EU citizens. What can we expect from the elections?


In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.


From May 23 to 26, 2019, voters across the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. With party …


A long-anticipated split in the center-right EPP group now seems imminent.


Strong support for central and eastern European leaders will impact the European elections.


In 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker became commission president because the European Parliament pushed him as Spitzenkandidat. But that flawed system may not survive the 2019 …


A Green surge in Europe is held back by a lack of representation in eastern and southern EU countries.

The United Kingdom’s departure from the EU is the greatest political success for opponents of European integration. Paradoxically, however, Brexit is forcing EU-skeptical parties …


First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level.  But the hurdles …