EU Elections 2019

25-04-2019

Only four out of ten French people can name top EU Parliament candidates

With one month to go before the European elections, French voters are showing little interest in them and appear to have limited knowledge of top candidates. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
25-04-2019

Less than half of Brits, Czechs and Italians would vote to remain in the EU

If a referendum on EU membership were held across the bloc today, a majority in favour of remaining would be impossible to reach in the UK, Czech Republic and Italy, according to the latest Eurobarometer released by the European Parliament on Thursday (25 April).
25-04-2019

En Marche vs Merkel: Macron’s party criticises German Chancellor for not being bold enough

Merkel and Macron do not go hand in hand when it comes to the European elections. The French ruling party is using this for verbal attacks on the German Chancellor. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
25-04-2019

EU country briefing: The Netherlands

A founding member of the European project, the Netherlands has been a strong proponent of regional cooperation since the end of World War II, as shown by the then-created Benelux customs union.
25-04-2019

Far-right leaders gather in Prague ahead of EU vote

Prague will on Thursday (24 April) host a meeting of populist far-right party leaders seeking unprecedented success in European elections next month following a steep rise of anti-EU movements across Europe.
24-04-2019

French student praises eye-opening trip to Strasbourg

A month before the European elections, EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France offered subscribers the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg and meet 13 MEPs. The trip helped one student conclude that she and her peers know very little about how the EU works and how useful it is. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
24-04-2019

Top ten events that marked the current European Parliament

Sexist remarks during a European Parliament session, dogfight in the Parliament's buildings, Jean-Claude Juncker's anger and Mark Zuckerberg's interrogation. EURACTIV’s media partner Euroefe looks back at the ten events that marked the eighth legislative term of the European Parliament.
24-04-2019

Report: Some countries clearly under-represented in outgoing European Parliament

The think-tank ‘Fondation Robert Schuman’ has published a policy paper, analysing the work of the outgoing European Parliament. One of its findings is that some member states are under-represented in the EP bodies, many of them being the countries with the lowest turnout at the last European elections.
24-04-2019

European elections: A divided European Parliament risking paralysis?

Regardless of whether the UK participates in the European elections, anti-European forces are likely to become the second largest group in the new European Parliament, new projections suggest a month ahead of the polls in May.
Future EU 24-04-2019

Is Macron’s approach to the EU the right one?

The Franco-German approach spearheaded by Emmanuel Macron’s government did not work. Does France’s policy on the EU need a profound rethink? Even two years after the election of the French President who was eager to change Europe, this question continues to divide. EURACTIV France reports.
24-04-2019

Weber seeks powers to stop Nord Stream 2

The lead candidate for Europe's conservative bloc in next month's EU elections has said he would try to stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if he becomes European Commission president, according to an interview published Tuesday (23 April).
24-04-2019

EU country briefing: Slovakia

Slovakia joined the EU in 2004 as part of the big enlargement round that saw 10 new countries join that year. But it almost missed out, as things looked very different while the country was ruled by the authoritarian leader Vladimír Mečiar in 1992-1998.

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