Articles on European Elections

Poland and Italy: Best of frenemies (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 23 May 2019

Russia and migration remain issues that divide the Polish and Italian governments from each other. And such disharmony could yet stymie cooperation between right-wing populists after the European Parliament poll. 

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections

Election 2019: What Germany’s parties want for Europe (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 21 May 2019

Political leaders are jostling for space in a crowded field. But German voters appear to be enjoying the show

Spain’s craziest election ever (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 April 2019

Spain's snap election will be of "existential importance" - below, an explainer to get ready for Sunday outlining the contenders and possible outcomes 

Why Viktor Orbán and his allies won’t win the EU elections (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 20 March 2019

Right-wing populists think voters obsess about immigration. But that’s not the case.

Europe, Russia, and the laws of nature: Importance of the EP election (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 11 March 2019

The outcome of May's European Parliament elections will inform Moscow's understanding of the EU as a political actor on the global stage - but what message will Europe send? 

Sleeping with the enemy: the dangers for Europe of accommodating nationalists (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 27 February 2019

Politicians from Macron to Di Maio have co-opted right-wing nationalist strategies in order to reach disillusioned voters. Instead, Europe's leaders must focus on crafting a new narrative ahead of May's EP elections. 

Italy in the EU: shared priorities, provocative politics (Commentary)

Federico Solfrini - 25 February 2019

The European Parliament election may reveal if Italians prefer the populist or far-right wing of the governing coalition

Wall in: The Eurosceptic challenge in Croatia (Commentary)

Robin-Ivan Capar - 16 January 2019

The collapse of the left and the rise of eurosceptisism have changed the Croatian political landscape ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections. 

The rise of Estonia’s radical right: to engage or not to engage? (Commentary)

Kristi Raik - 15 October 2018

The rise of the right-wing party EKRE in Estonia is putting in question the country's political landscape ahead of the parliamentary elections in March