The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

Domenica 26 maggio, dalle ore 22, Luiss organizza una maratona elettorale in occasione delle elezioni Europee 2019, in collaborazione con il CISE, il DataLab, la Scuola di Giornalismo Massimo Baldini, Radio Luiss e con la media-partnership di Sky TG24. Esperti, Professori e ricercatori dell'Ateneo, nel LOFT del campus di viale Romania, commentano ed espongono le loro impressioni sul voto dei 28 Paesi dell'Unione Europea. Tra gli ospiti: il Direttore della Luiss School of European Political Economy Marcello Messori, il Professor Pietro Reichlin, il Direttore della Scuola di Giornalismo e del DataLab Gianni Riotta, il Direttore della Luiss School of Government Giovanni Orsina e il Direttore del CISE Lorenzo De Sio. Lunedì 27, alle ore 10, chiude l'evento la conferenza stampa dei Professori Giovanni Orsina e Lorenzo De...

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...

  Introduction Contrary to the general European trend, the Maltese Labour Party won the European election held on the 25 May by a comfortable majority and took four of the six European parliament seats allotted to Malta. In 2014 it had also won a majority of votes, but only three seats (Carammia and Pace, 2015). The opposition Nationalist Party failed to arrest its electoral decline whose roots go back to 2004, but won the other two seats. As in the previous three European elections the Europhile parties won more than 96% of the valid votes cast. This is consistent with...

The context During the last five years, Portugal has been regarded as a successful case in the European context from both an economic and political point of view (see Fernandes et al, 2018). On the one hand, the country has turned the page on its 2011-2014 crisis, when a financial assistance programme was implemented with painful austerity policies. On the other hand, unlike other Southern European countries, Portugal’s party system has proved to be very resilient. Although mainstream parties have struggled to retain their electoral support, the Socialist Party (PS, Partido Socialista) and the Social Democratic Party (PSD, Partido Social...

  Introduction Elections to the European Parliament (EP) in Poland took place on Sunday, 26 May 2019. Similarly, as in 2014-2015, they were part of a long 'election marathon' during which Poles elected their representatives in local government (October-November 2018), MEPs (May 2019), MPs and senators to the national parliament (most likely October 2019) and President (most likely May 2020). This specific context of subsequent, fourth already in the history of Poland elections to the European Parliament determined their character and course. Due to its specific context - being one of the skirmishes in the long 'electoral war' (planned for years 2018-2020)...