In this special section, EUobserver covers the 22-25 May European Parliament vote.
Today @ 09:08
Political scientists are at odds to explain why scandals that would destroy any other party don't affect Sweden Democrat's ratings, and sometimes even improve them.
10.03.14 @ 09:29
06.03.14 @ 09:27
06.03.14 @ 09:29
10.03.14 @ 09:30
Clientism, nepotism and corruption scandals among Romanian MEPs are set to contribute to a predicted low turnout for the nation’s European elections.
07.03.14 @ 08:58
Austria's EU election is set to see the far-right Freedom Party score highly, with estimates suggesting it will get around 30 percent of the vote.
05.03.14 @ 18:19
Europe's far-left are set to outnumber the Liberals in the next European Parliament, according to a pan-EU opinion poll published on Wednesday.
07.03.14 @ 19:12
The centre-right EPP has chosen Juncker, an EU politics veteran and former head of the Eurogroup, as its top candidate for the European Commission.
06.03.14 @ 07:57
Most bets are on the two extremes of the political spectrum picking up the protest vote in May.
05.03.14 @ 09:35
'To be, or not to be . . .' is the famous line of one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays. It neatly captures Danes' ambivalence about the EU.
04.03.14 @ 09:30
The hard right National Front sees the European elections as a stepping-stone to full inclusion in the mainstream political landscape.
01.03.14 @ 20:20
There will never be a United States of Europe, according to the newly-crowned top Socialist candidate for the European elections.
28.02.14 @ 09:26
Campaigning around EU membership could fall foul of the UK's new anti-lobbying law.
21.02.14 @ 09:28
A new right-wing party, Vox, intends to run in the May elections, while Spain's two dominant parties look set for significant losses.
26.02.14 @ 12:55
A myriad small German parties, including the neo-Nazi NPD, could enter the European Parliament following a ruling by the Constitutional Court to abolish the minimum threshold for the vote.
24.02.14 @ 09:10
Slovakia's ruling party has said it will try to boost the democratic legitimacy of the EU executive by sending the country's current commissioner to campaign in the upcoming European elections.
20.02.14 @ 09:56
Pollsters say populist politics could get 10 percent of the votes in the EU elections, with the anti-Roma Usvit scooping the lion's share.
18.02.14 @ 09:19
Ukip's success owes more to the weakness of the party-political mainstream, than it does to the strength of its own political ideas.
17.02.14 @ 09:21
Conservative parties in the three Baltic states are supporting former Latvian PM Dombrovskis to take over as the centre-right EPP's top candidate in the EU elections.
14.02.14 @ 17:39
A town of WWII destruction and reconstruction, Communism and floods, Dresden is now fighting to keep its memory untainted by neo-Nazis.
12.02.14 @ 10:59
In predominantly pro-EU Belgium, Flemish nationalist De Wever must steer a clever course in the lead up to the regional, national and EU elections.
03.03.14 @ 09:36
Bulgarians are living through a winter of discontent, fed up with political corruption and an impoverished economy. And most see little change since the country joined the EU seven years ago.
28.02.14 @ 09:28
In Finland the European elections will be about Greece, at least if Timo Soini, chair of the radical right-wing populist party The Finns, previously known as the True Finns, gets his way.
27.02.14 @ 09:32
The presence of a populist, nationalist party in their midst has belatedly convinced Swedish political parties to legislate for compulsory disclosure of party contributions.
27.02.14 @ 09:30
Why is Poland one of the few European countries where far-right parties are almost non-existent? Low immigration and an economy in relatively good shape could be part of the answer.
26.02.14 @ 09:19
Slovenia's economy has taken a battering in recent years, while political scandals have seen the emergence of new left-wing parties.
24.02.14 @ 09:17
European elections in Italy are to be a three-way race between the parties of a young Prime Minister, a populist comedian, and a scandal-prone septuagenarian.
19.02.14 @ 09:07
Croatia is home to a myriad of political parties with numerous candidates hoping for a well-paid and secure job in the European Parliament.
17.02.14 @ 09:29
Geert Wilders’ popularity has exposed Dutch discontent with the EU, following the watershed moment in 2005 when voters rejected the EU constitution.
14.02.14 @ 09:23
Hungary is abuzz with excitement about upcoming elections. But it has nothing to do with the EU.
13.02.14 @ 10:20
Greece's new left and extreme-right – Syrzia and Golden Dawn – look set to gain in European seats as Greeks blame traditional political parties for the country's economic woes.
11.02.14 @ 17:13
Divisive presidential elections are set to sap voters' energy ahead of the EU vote. Still, some parties are using the eurosceptic ticket for the first time.
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