European election

Where is the EU headed?
At the end of May 2019 the citizens of the European Union will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the European Parliament. In the face of developments such as Brexit, a continent-wide resurgence of populist movements and new foreign policy challenges the election could be more important for the future of the continent than ever before. How will Europe decide?
Leader of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho (R) and Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo attend a parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on April 14, 2019. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva / AFP
Leader of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-ah […]

Finland’s far-right fires new warning ahead of EU polls

The strong performance of the far-right in Finland's elections has mirrored the strength of anti-immigrant parties across the continent, just over a month before European parliament elections.
ARCHIV - Das Europäische Parlament in Straßburg, Frankreich, stimmt am 14.09.2016 über eine nicht-bindende Resolution ab nach der Debatte über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Polen. Das EU-Parlament wählt am 17.01.2017 einen neuen Präsidenten. Foto: Patrick Seeger/epa/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Das Europäische Parlament in […]

The European Parliament: a political map

Pro-Europeans, Anti-Europeans, Left-Wing, Right-Wing: This graphic shows where the political groups and parties can be located politically in the European Parliament.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France, speaks during the signing ceremony of the new Franco-German friendship treaty in the coronation hall of the town hall. The so-called Aachen Treaty follows on from the Élysee Treaty of Friendship signed by Adenauer and de Gaulle in 1963. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa
Emmanuel Macron, President of France, sp […]

Macron urges far-reaching EU reform

French President proposed the creation of a European Agency for the Protection of Democracies, which would help EU nations protect their election processes from cyber-attacks and manipulation.
The new European Parliament will have 705 seats, down from the current 751 because of Britain's scheduled exit from the 28-nation bloc. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
The new European Parliament will have 70 […]

Eurosceptic forces set to gain in EU elections: polls

Eurosceptic populists are projected to make gains in European Parliamentary elections in May but mainstream political groups ought to retain their majority, opinion polls suggest.
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