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Professor Christina Holtz-Bacha. [Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg]
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

Media expert: Falling voter participation caught in a vicious cycle

Across Europe, decreasing voter participation rates are seen as an indicator for falling public support of the European idea, but the two may not be so closely related, says Dr. Christina Holtz-Bacha.
Elections 11-09-2013

Think tanks: EU elections could get ‘pretty ugly’

The European Parliament launched its information campaign for the May 2014 elections with a promise that "this time, it’s different". EURACTIV  asked four of the continent's blue-sky thinkers whether it really is, and whether falling voter turnouts could be reversed if so.
Digital & Media 15-11-2011

First Pirate MEP: We expect party to grow

Pirate parties in EU countries are expected to grow, because they address issues of high importance in the modern society that is based on digital information, Christian Engström, Swedish Pirate MEP, told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview. 
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2009

New party: Trans-European politics will boost EU’s world power

Only with the proliferation of trans-European parties can we build the "strong and stable democracy" needed to see the EU achieve its potential as a "world power", Bart Kruitwagen, treasurer of the 'Newropeans' party, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of the European elections.
EU Priorities 2020 06-04-2009

EU Democrats chief: ‘We could form a new group with Libertas’

The Euro-critical EU Democrats (EUD) could form a new European Parliament group with anti-Lisbon Treaty platform Libertas after the June elections, EUD President Sören Wibe told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 09-03-2009

UEN leader: ‘Nothing is decided yet’ on Fianna Fáil’s move to Liberals

Aligning his party's four MEPs to the European Liberals could weaken their ability to "deliver policy at a European level," Brian Crowley, leader in the European Parliament of both the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN) group and the Irish Fianna Fáil delegation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 31-07-2008

Frassoni: European elections need ‘a big fight’

Parties need to base next year’s June European elections on real pan-European issues, and give each other “a big fight” to re-engage apathetic voters, Italian MEP Monica Frassoni, co-president of the Greens in Parliament told EURACTIV in an interview.