Articles on European Elections

Explaining the EP election results: Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 May 2014

Spain’s two-party system gets a warning and populists join the fray

Explaining the EP election results: Germany (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 May 2014

Merkel’s party comes out on top, and Germany’s first Eurosceptic party will be sending delegates to the EP

Explaining the EP election results: Bulgaria (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev - 26 May 2014

Still pro-EU, Bulgarian’s cast a vote of no confidence for the current government

Explaining the EP election results: France (Commentary)

François Godement - 26 May 2014

The French turn out in droves, the Eurosceptic Front National wins

Reinventing Europe - Three French conundrums: the voters, the president, and the country (Commentary)

Thomas Klau - 13 December 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the fourteenth of the series Thomas Klau analyses the situation in France.

 

Who might win a British referendum on Europe? (Commentary)

- 05 October 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on debates about the future of Europe. As a British EU referendum looks increasingly likely, YouGov has conducted fresh research for ECFR into the roots of British attitudes to Europe.

 

Reinventing Europe: Germany debates political union (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 05 September 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The sixth paper in the series analyses the situation in Germany ahead of the Constitutional Court's crucial ESM verdict.

 

The British Question (Commentary)

Hans Kundnani - 03 September 2012

As the eurozone begins a process of accelerated integration and British Prime Minister David Cameron comes under increasing pressure from Eurosceptic Conservative MPs and public opinion, a moment of truth may come sooner rather than later. So does the United Kingdom have a European future?

 

Hollande has reinvented politics in Europe (Commentary)

Thomas Klau - 08 May 2012

The implosion of Greece's party political landscape and the victory of François Hollande in France transformed the political debate in Europe. Moreover, both events act as a catalyst for a political reinvention of the eurozone and an emergence of a transnational political space.

 

Preparing for President Hollande (Commentary)

Thomas Klau - 24 April 2012

The prospect of a victory by François Hollande may be causing nervousness in Berlin and elsewhere, but the socialist candidate in the French presidential elections is a natural compromise-builder, and Europe should have no real reason to fear his victory.