In this special section, EUobserver covers the 22-25 May European Parliament vote.
Today @ 09:29
Far-right parties are set to do well in next month’s elections to the European Parliament, a fact that has thrown a spotlight on their links with the Kremlin.
Today @ 09:03
22.04.14 @ 16:37
22.04.14 @ 09:10
14.04.14 @ 09:30
22.04.14 @ 09:25
The Czech Christian Democrats’ campaign for the EU elections got off to a rocky start earlier this month after it included a controversial line about immigration in its party programme.
16.04.14 @ 09:15
Juncker may be the centre-right's chosen candidate for the next EU commission chief, but his face is nowhere to be seen on German MEP election posters, which boast a smiling Merkel.
11.04.14 @ 17:24
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has selected five women to front the campaign of his Democratic Party for May's European Parliament elections.
22.04.14 @ 09:25
With one month to go until the EU vote, it is clear that Belgium's political party will have several MEPs but unclear whether it will wield any real influence in the next European Parliament.
15.04.14 @ 09:29
The man who brought thousands to streets in protest in Bulgaria last year has just been nominated top of an MEP list – prompting more demonstrations.
09.04.14 @ 10:02
When the city of Kosice recently decided to tear down blocks of flats where Roma lived, the authorities in Ghent, a city over 1000 kilometres away, were put on alert.
08.04.14 @ 09:10
A team of academics in Catalonia have come up with a monitoring tool for xenophobic speech, something they say could be used at EU level too.
03.04.14 @ 08:23
Many ex-communist countries have yet to fully come to terms with their political past. In Slovenia how to deal with archives from the communist era has become a key issue ahead of the EU vote.
01.04.14 @ 09:31
An annual ball in Vienna is a platform for the biggest networking meeting of right-wing parties and representatives in Europe.
27.03.14 @ 10:48
The long-awaited televised debate between the UK Independence Party's Nigel Farage and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, on Britain's membership of the EU generated plenty of heat but not much light.
24.03.14 @ 09:29
Geert Wilders' PVV party is in disarray following an anti-Moroccan chant - the fall-out could have important repercussions for the European Parliament.
20.03.14 @ 09:30
French socialists are hoping to capitalise on the anti-European feeling that has arisen in response to how the economic crisis has been managed.
18.03.14 @ 09:30
EUobserver cross-border research into voter fraud in three EU countries reveals that the price of a vote varies from €15 to €150.
13.03.14 @ 09:01
Five years after winning two seats in the European elections, the British National Party has become not so much a political force as a political irrelevance.
11.03.14 @ 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.
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.
07.04.14 @ 18:10
The Ukrainian crisis has been a gamechanger in Poland's European election campaign.
02.04.14 @ 17:27
Power is shifting from hierarchies to citizens and networks of citizens. Only MEPs and EU political parties that adapt to this new reality will survive in the future.
28.03.14 @ 09:26
The betrayal of Hungary's lower middle classes by the political left created a vacuum in which the far-right made gains.
26.03.14 @ 09:28
In an attempt to broaden its election appeal, Germany's new anti-euro party has published an EU election manifesto with ideas seen in both far-right and far-left platforms.
24.03.14 @ 11:44
Europe’s far-left is set to almost double its deputies in the upcoming European Parliament elections in May.
19.03.14 @ 09:16
A new party has burst onto the Greek political scene. It could throw open the results of the local and EU elections in May.
17.03.14 @ 07:58
Germany's neo-nazi party is reckoning on getting its first ever seat in the European Parliament in May and has had "advanced" talks with similar parties in the EU assembly.
12.03.14 @ 09:20
Geert Wilders, arguably the most famous Dutch politician in Europe, regularly takes the EU to task for being undemocratic. But his own party is not famed for its democratic structures either.
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.
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News in Brief
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- UKIP's poll ratings unaffected by bad press@ 10:39
- Wilders' right-hand man resigns@ 09:15
- French leader to table €50 billion savings package@ 09:00
- Syriza drops Roma candidate from European Parliament race@ 08:59
- Greece plans lower corporate tax to spur growth@ 08:58
- Finland signs Nato assistance deal@ 08:58
- Greek records first surplus as EU moves closer to balanced budgets@ 17:38
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- Italian right calls for end to migrant rescue programme@ 09:29
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