Europee

Europee

Europee

Introduction Concurrent to regional-level elections in the state of Bremen and local election in nine out of sixteen states, Germany elected their share of representatives for the ninth legislative term of the European Parliament (EP) on May 26th. With 96 seats, Germany contributes the largest number of politicians to the EP. These parliamentarians are elected based on a proportional electoral system and in a single constituency. Plus, for the second time, there is no legal threshold for parties to win seats which means that due to the large number of seats available already around 0.6 per cent of the votes...

Short summary National Parliament election was called in Denmark early May 2019. Hence, much of the focus that would otherwise have been devoted to the European Parliament (EP) election went to the national election campaign. Yet, the two elections thematically overlapped. The overall focus was on the climate crisis and, secondly, immigration. This focus secured a successful EP election for the green parties (the Socialist People’s Party (SF) and the Danish Social-Liberal Party (RL)). But also, the mainstream parties, particularly the Liberals, enjoyed an increase in Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), which was mainly at the expense of the...

Carolina Plescia and David Johann Introduction Germany went to the polls on Sunday, May 25th, to elect 96 members of the European parliament, by far the country in Europe that elects most delegates. The 96 members were elected by a pure proportional electoral system, a real novelty for nationwide elections in Germany, where the minimum threshold has always been 5% for the national elections and 3% for the European elections. This change is the consequence of the Constitutional Court’s decision last February to eliminate the electoral threshold. The election campaign Despite Germany’s leading role in Europe and the importance of Europe for Germany,...

 di Nicola Maggini     Le elezioni europee del 2014 si sono ormai concluse con la conseguente ripartizione dei seggi tra i vari partiti a livello nazionale. I partiti nazionali poi dovranno costituirsi in gruppi politici all’interno del Parlamento Europeo (PE). Nel presente articolo analizziamo innanzitutto il risultato elettorale dei partiti che nello scorso PE facevano parte del Gruppo Europa della Libertà e della Democrazia-Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD), gruppo politico che raccoglie all’interno del PE i partiti della destra populista ed euroscettica, se non esplicitamente anti-euro ed anti-UE (Taggart 1998; Taggart e Szczerbiak 2004; Szczerbiak e Taggart 2008). Come...

di Nina Liljeqvist e Kristian Voss   Finlandia Il Partito dei Finlandesi (PS), populista ed euroscettico, era considerato come un serio sfidante per i partiti tradizionali alle elezioni per il Parlamento Europeo (PE) che si sono tenute in Finlandia la scorsa domenica. Avendo raggiunto un grande successo alle elezioni politiche del 2011, e continuando a cavalcare i sentimenti euroscettici questa primavera, il PS aveva l’obiettivo di incrementare il numero dei seggi al PE da uno a tre dal momento che i sondaggi avevano predetto che avrebbe ottenuto il 21% dei voti. Tuttavia il sentimento euroscettico non si mai affermato in Finlandia....