The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

The 2019 EP Elections across Europe

  On May 25 European Parliament (EP) election was held in Slovakia, the fourth of its kind since the accession of the country to the EU. Two points are worth mentioning in the beginning. First, the turnout increased considerably since the previous election in 2014. However, with roughly one in four voters who attended the election, it was still the lowest number in the whole EU. Second, the results confirmed substantial changes in political life in the recent development of Slovakia with essential implications for the upcoming years. In line with other EU countries, the elections are held under proportional representation...

Introduction The elections for the European Parliament in Finland took place in the aftermath of the national parliamentary elections that took place on 14 April 2019. In this election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) with 17.7% of the votes narrowly edged out the right-wing populist Finns party (PS) with 17.5% in second and the conservative National Coalition Party (KOK) in third with 17.0% of the votes. Consequently, the election campaign for the EP elections was rather short. The debate centred on the possible success of the Eurosceptic PS, since the party was expected to ride on the wave of Eurosceptic parties...

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...

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 The Netherlands and the United Kingdom were the first member states to hold European elections on Thursday 23 May 2019 ahead of other European Union (EU) member states which followed on 24 May or later. One may have expected that the Netherlands and the UK would set a ‘Eurosceptic’ cast over the EP elections to be held in the remaining 26 EU member states but this was not the case for the Netherlands. Actually, quite the opposite happened. The big winner was the pro-EU Labour Party (PvdA) which won the largest vote share of 18.9 per cent, up 9.5...