Europee

Europee

Europee

The campaign for the 2019 European Parliamentary election in the United Kingdom did not kick off until the last moment as the country’s government had not planned to take part in the election. The UK was originally scheduled to leave the European Union on the 29th of March, but extensions of Article 50 – the legal and political process for leaving the European Union – in late March and mid-April meant that the UK had to participate in the European Parliamentary elections under EU law. Despite this, it was not until the 7th of May that UK Prime Minister...

Carolina Plescia and Sylvia Kritzinger Introduction Austria went to the polls on Sunday, May 25th to elect 18 members of the European Parliament, one less than in 2009 due to the EU membership of Croatia. The electoral system used for the European elections is the same as for the national elections but instead of 39 constituencies there is only a single national constituency. The electoral system is a proportional system with a threshold of 4% and the possibility for the voters to express a preference vote for a single candidate, a possibility that has been rarely used by Austrians (Müller et...

Andrija Henjak European parliament elections in Croatia took place only a year after the special EP elections held in 2013 just before Croatia’s accession to the EU. Croatian entry into the EU, unlike the accession of other countries of central and Eastern Europe in 2004 and 2007, was not an event market by palpable enthusiasm and high expectations, but rather, it was market with subdued optimism or indifference. It was seen by the public both as a chance to change the direction of the stagnant economy and improve the functioning of institutions, as well as an inevitable development with uncertain...

Traduzione di Irene Fratellini. La Lettonia è stato uno dei pochi paesi UE ad andare alle urne sabato 25 maggio, sebbene fosse possibile votare anche nei tre giorni precedenti con la procedura del voto anticipato. Secondo la Commissione Elettorale Centrale (CEC), un numero pari a 1.411.955 di persone ha esercitato il proprio diritto di voto –con un calo del 4% di votanti rispetto al 2014. La votazione è avvenuta mediante un sistema elettorale a lista aperta, che consentiva a ciascun elettore di esprimere una preferenza positiva o negativa per ogni candidato della lista votata. In tal modo sono stati scelti...