About: election law

Enlargement 26-04-2022

Lack of Bosnia election reform before key ballot splits Croatia and EU Commission

Discontent with the absence of a hoped-for electoral reform in neighbouring Bosnia-Herzegovina, Zagreb has blasted as "illegitimate" the upcoming elections in BiH, while the European Commission repeated they were key for the fragile Balkan country's European future.
Enlargement 26-02-2018

Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

Two years after it applied for EU candidate status, Bosnia and Herzegovina will hand over the answers to the Commission’s questionnaire this week. Now it falls upon Juncker to hold BiH to its membership aspirations and the reform commitments expressed, writes Ivan Pepic.

European election top candidates like Martin Schulz, hoped putting a face on the election would motivate voters to polls. Germany, 2014 [Travelswiss1/Flickr]

SPD mulls supermarket voting booths to boost election turnout

Fewer and fewer German citizens are going to the polls, a trend officials attribute to the rigid rules in the voting system. The social democrats are now considering more innovative models, including mimicking Sweden's practice of voting "while out shopping". EURACTIV Germany reports.
Pierre Thielboerger and Mark Dawson
EU Elections 2014 27-03-2014

Race to the bottom: Germany’s abolition of the 3% threshold

Some hope the upcoming elections will produce a stronger and more politicised EU Parliament. But this hope has been dashed by the court ruling in Germany that quashes the 3%-electoral threshold, write Mark Dawson and Pierre Thielboerger.
Elections 09-11-2011

Council of Europe official: Ukraine rushing election reform

The Council of Europe's Venice Commission, specialised in providing constitutional advice in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, regrets that Ukraine's authorities neglect its opinions and push  their own agenda, Thomas Markert, commission's director, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.