Articles on European Elections

The pro-European majority are speaking. But what are they saying? (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Szelényi - 23 May 2019

European politicians need to pick voters’ legitimate worries out amid the noise of populist fear-mongering. And then they need to provide leadership to address these worries. 

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.