Articles on European Elections

Juncker’s Commission is crumbling (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 03 October 2014

Some dubious appointments are causing strong resistance to Juncker's Commission within the European Parliament.

Ten priorities for Juncker’s Europe (Commentary)

Edouard Tétreau - 17 July 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker will have considerable authority as new European Commission president, and he must use it to embody a new vision for the European Union.

Five lessons from the “Spitzenkandidaten” European Parliament campaign (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 July 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination is part of a “silent revolution” in European governance that will transform power within the EU.

It's the Socialists, not Cameron, who could block a Juncker Presidency (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 June 2014

Cameron might not be able to stop a Juncker presidency, but the European Socialists might. 

Seeking a High Representative (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 June 2014

Josef Janning on the key characteristics a High Representative should have.

Rage against the machine: the rise of anti-politics across Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 June 2014

Can politicians ever win back the trust of the Eurosceptic voters who turned out in disproportionate numbers?

Does Europe have a hero waiting in the wings? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 28 May 2014

One political figure emerged through the European elections with his reputation enhanced rather than diminished.

Explaining the EP election results – A 7-country cheat sheet (Commentary)

ECFR - 26 May 2014

From Eurosceptic “earthquakes” in the UK and France to a surprising establishment win in Italy and increased turnout in Germany and France – the most notable results of the EP vote in 7 member states.

Explaining the EP election results: Italy (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 26 May 2014

Matteo Renzi triumphs in Italy beyond all expectations

Explaining the EP election result: Poland (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 26 May 2014

EP election results in Poland proved to be both predictable and paradoxical