Cameron and his ECR group in the European parliament would face a considerable increase in seats if there was a European parliament election tomorrow. The share of votes of the ECR would rise three points up to 12 percent, which would be the highest level for the conservative euro-sceptic parties since 1989. The euro-sceptic parties profit from their anti-liberal immigration policy in the refugee crises.
The Autumn parliamentary elections will serve as the chance to confirm the predominance of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), who won the Presidency of Poland in a close-fought contest thus making Andrzej Duda, the rising star of the party, as head of state. If Poland’s joining the Eurozone was at the heart of the Presidential campaign, the subject is sure to re-emerge during the parliamentary campaign.
Many expect Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections last month to finally bring an end to austerity within the Eurozone. Yet many factors suggest that this is highly unlikely. Many expect Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections last month to finally bring an end to austerity within the Eurozone. (...)
To shed some light on the confusion surrounding the European Council and the Council of the European Union, it is important to understand what was enacted by the Lisbon Treaty on December 1, 2009. To shed some light on the confusion surrounding the European Council and the Council of the (...)
Following the election of Jean-Claude Juncker, Le Taurillon offered to campaigners of different political forces to write up a critique of the program that will be set up by the next commission. Today we present the reaction of a young EPP campaigner. On the July 15th, Jean- Claude Junker was (...)
Dear Reader, we know you’ve got loads of questions racing through your mind these summer days: what swimming pool should I pick? Which pub should I go to? A glass of wine or a nice, refreshing beer? And, of course, who’s the new President of the European Commission? This is why you’re here, (...)
The German Vice-Chancellor, from the social democratic SPD party, Sigmar Gabriel, has started over-shadowing Chancellor Merkel, not only in Germany but in Europe as well, where he is increasingly popular with his European socialist counterparts. Here is why. The German socialists managed to (...)
Prospects for a trans-national European democracy by Jo Leinen President of the European Movement International (Wold Commerce Review june 2014) During the campaign for the 2014 European elections many parties campaigned in favour of further democratisation of the European Union. How exactly (...)
At a time when European institutions are heavily criticized - particularly in the UK - for being an expensive and inefficient Leviathan, it is worth reminding a few facts on how much the EU actually costs and what it does. Eurosceptic argument: The EU is a bureaucratic monster with too many (...)
These European Parliament elections were the first proper EP elections in Croatia, after Croatia’s accession to the European Union. In 2013 we elected 12 MEPs and following the referendum on Croatia’s accession to the EU, had our first real chance for Croatian citizens to participate in some (...)
Seen by an outsider, the European Elections actually looked more like a success for Europe and transnational democracy - not a failure. Let me tell you why. I do not doubt the dangers hinted at by the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Europe or elsewhere. Most of my family died in the (...)