#EU2019 elections – EURACTIV coverage at a glance

Lead candidates of the main European political parties pose ahead of a live debate at the European parliament in Brussels on 15 May 2019. [EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET]

Elections for the European Parliament have as much to do with national politics as they do with Europe. As voting kicks off in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on Thursday (23 May), it is time to read up on what is going on in the 28 member states. Issues like:

Why could the result of the EU ballot prove crucial for France’s Emmanuel Macron?

How will the election help speed up a tectonic shift in the United Kingdom’s political system?

What role does the Catholic Church play in the election in Poland?

Or, what concept unites the Czech prime minister and the main opposition party?


  • Click here for our package of election stories from individual member states to get up to speed before the EU elections get underway.


  • To access detailed country briefings and predictions for the EU-28, go here.


  • For an analysis of the main European political parties’ stance on migration, one of the hottest issues of the campaign, click here.



  • And for an in-depth look at environmental policies of the lead candidates, check out our special report.

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