EU Elections 2019

Future EU 13-11-2018

Time to take stock of EU citizen consultations

The European Council will consider in December the outcomes of the citizen consultations. However, some MEPs are already calling for the EU not to stop at this experiment. EURACTIV France reports.
13-11-2018

Benoît Hamon denounces egocentric Mélenchon, dogmatic Macron

Jean-Luc Mélenchon likes the Left only if he can be at the centre of its attention but his strategy entails the risk of France’s exit from the EU, which is contrary to the leftist political mindset based on internationalism, French politician Benoît Hamon told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
12-11-2018

Spitzenkandidat picks: Manfred Weber, EPP

With no real debating at the big debate, the EPP's Helsinki Congress picked their Spitzenkandidat contender for the European elections. EURACTIV takes a closer look at the party's new old face, Manfred Weber.
12-11-2018

EU progressives sow seeds to ‘save’ Europe

EU social democrats, leftist politicians and ecologists urge the need for a common strategy to halt the rise of far-right populism in Europe, before and after the 2019 EU elections. EURACTIV.com reports from Bilbao.
Global Europe 12-11-2018

Tusk lashes out at Trump stance on Europe

European Union chief Donald Tusk on Saturday (10 November) accused US President Donald Trump of being averse to a "strong and united" Europe and also warned against the emergence of a "brownshirt" nationalist front in EU elections next year.
12-11-2018

Macron wants to build EU “coalition” that goes beyond liberal core

President Emmanuel Macron’s party hopes to build a coalition of pro-EU lawmakers in the European Parliament election next spring that goes beyond the current centrist grouping and takes on surging nationalists, a French official said on Friday (9 November).
09-11-2018

MEP Van Brempt: EU will need solidarity to handle migration, our biggest failure

The European left has been essential in preventing conservatives from cutting necessary policies in the name of “better regulation”, says Kathleen Van Brempt, who sees the inability of member states to manage the migration crisis as the biggest failure of the 2014-2018 period.
09-11-2018

Zimmer urges leftist parties to escape from ‘self-isolation’, seek majorities

The president of leftist group GUE/NGL in the European Parliament urged left-wing parties across Europe on Friday (9 November) to be open-minded and respect mutual differences in order to come up with a joint strategy for achieving majorities in the next EU House and fighting "neoliberalism and racism". EURACTIV.com reports from Bilbao.
Climate change 09-11-2018

Row over fuel prices highlights flaws of France’s ecological tax

The many exceptions to the  French carbon tax do not make it easier for people – and drivers – to accept green taxation, EURACTIV France reports.
09-11-2018

Greek minister: Far-right rise in Europe needs a progressive federalism response

The election of Manfred Weber as the European People’s Party (EPP) Spitzenkandidat ahead of next May's European elections confirms the right turn of the EPP, Nikos Pappas, Greek minister for digital policy, media and telecommunications, told EURACTIV.com on Thursday (8 November).
09-11-2018

Tweets of the Week: Orban protest, Weber selected, and Salvini gets dumped

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tweets of the Week. This week it’s Orban’s face on a van, Manfred’s the EPP man and Salvini loses a fan.
Future EU 09-11-2018

Electrifying Europe to win over populists

Some years ago, Europhobes were a few solitary but loud people who said they wanted to wipe out the European Union. Things have changed: now they are many more and became more ambiguous about their wishes, writes Beatriz Becerra.

EU27, Europe Elects seat projection: EPP: 172 (-49) S&D: 136 (-55) ALDE: 98 (+31) ENF: 61 (+24) GUE/NGL (LEFT): 60 (+8) ECR: 54 (-16) EFDD: 48 (nc) G/EFA: 45 (-5) NI: 10 (-5) unaffiliated (*): 21 (+21) +/- with EU Election 2014 Details: europeelects.eu/ep2019/ #EP2019

test Twitter Media - EU27, Europe Elects seat projection:

EPP: 172 (-49)
S&D: 136 (-55)
ALDE: 98 (+31)
ENF: 61 (+24)
GUE/NGL (LEFT): 60 (+8)
ECR: 54 (-16)
EFDD: 48 (nc)
G/EFA: 45 (-5)
NI: 10 (-5)
unaffiliated (*): 21 (+21)

+/- with EU Election 2014

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