euro|topics-Wahlmonitor

euro|topics election monitor

Europe will elect a new parliament at the end of May. The euro|topics election monitor answers key questions about the election campaign: Who are the most important contenders and parties? What do their campaigns look like? And what issues are playing a central role in which member states? The correspondents of the euro|topics press review report from their countries and explain what is at stake.

This multimedia service is regularly updated.

Ein Mann hält ein Schild mit der Aufschrift "EU: Stop War not People" (EU: Stoppt Kriege nicht Menschen) während der Demonstration "Don´t let Refugees drown" (Lasst Flüchtlinge nicht ertrinken) am 21. April 2019 in Amsterdam.

euro|topics: European Elections 2019

Migration: how relevant is the topic?

According to the most recent Eurobarometer polls the topic of migration is less important that it has been in recent years. Europeans have other topics are on their minds.

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Tschechiens Eishockeyteam feiert seinen Sieg über das deutsche Team im Viertelfinale der Eishockey-WM in Bratislava/Slowakei, 23.05.2019.

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The Czech Republic and Slovakia: Ice hockey, Nutella and politics

Hans-Jörg Schmidt, our euro|topics correspondent in Prague, explains in a video why the Czechs are out demonstrating, why the politicians are ignoring them, and why voter turnout is so low in Slovakia.

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Protestveranstaltung der Partei Lettlands Russische Union gegen die Einführung des Lettischen als allgemeine Unterrichtssprache.

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Is the Kremlin influencing Russian voters in the Baltic states?

The Russian minorities in the Baltic countries vote differently to the majority of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians. Because they mainly consume media from Russia, there are fears that Moscow could be trying to influence them. Yet with the European elections just around the corner, some media complain that the issue is not being discussed enough.

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Jarosław Kaczyński, Vorsitzender der Partei Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS), bei einer Pressekonferenz in Krakau, Polen, 30.04.2019.

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Poland: Eurosceptics on track for Europe

Poland’s governing PiS continues to do well in the polls, while the opposition is seeking to counter its supremacy with a five-party coalition. Our Poland correspondent Olivia Kortas discusses their chances and topics dominating the Polish election campaign.

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Italy's vice Prime Minister Matteo Salvini (second from the left) at a meeting of far-right parties in Milano, 18/05/2019.

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How strong will the right-wing populists be?

Far-right parties from across Europe have launched an attack on the EU. With a group in the European Parliament they want to push through a "Europe of peoples and nations". But just what would that entail?

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Viktor Orban

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Opposition in Hungary without a chance

Fragmented, internally divided, exhausted: this is the image the Hungarian opposition is projecting, giving it little chance of offering a genuine alternative to Viktor Orbán's ruling party Fidesz. It plans to form a joint front against Orbán, but for the European elections the initiative comes too late.

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Die italienische Flagge vor der Flagge der Europäischen Union.

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Italy: A duel between egomaniacs

In Italy, the European Parliament election campaign is barely about Europe. Instead, the leaders of the two ruling parties, Salvini and Di Maio, are campaigning against each other. The Italian press looks on in dismay.

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Premierministerkandidaten vor den spanischen Parlamentswahlen bei einer Fernsehdebatte (von links nach rechts): Pablo Casado, Partido Popular; Pedro Sánchez, Sozialistische Partei (PSOE); Albert Rivera, Ciudadanos, Pablo Iglesias, Podemos.

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Spain: How the Catalonia issue is eclipsing all other themes

A look at Spain's EU Parliament election campaign - which, however, is currently eclipsed by the campaign for the national parliamentary elections - shows how the Catalonia crisis has stirred up tensions in the country. euro|topics correspondent Tom Gebhardt explains what the choices are on Sunday and what this has to do with Europe.

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Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron nimmt am 07.03.2019 an einer Debatte in Sainte-Croix-De-Verdon teil.

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France: talking therapy for the nation

France's President Macron has tried to appease the angry "yellow vest" protesters with a nationwide debate, the "grand débat". Has he succeeded in time for the EU Parliament election campaign?

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The resistance against the EU copyright reform will not only take place in the streets, but also in the polling stations.

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Upload filter: Settling scores at the polling station

The row over the EU copyright reform has triggered a wave of protest in Germany. Young Internet users in particular want to settle scores in the EU elections and are calling on voters to boycott the CDU/CSU and the SPD. In the Czech Republic too, the issue has emotions running high.

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Supporters of Liviu Dragnea, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, demonstrate against president Klaus Johannis. "Stop the political trials" is written on the sign.

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Romania: A referendum as bait for voters?

The rule of law and the fight against corruption are perennial issues in Romania's public debate, also with regard to the European elections on 26 May. President Iohannis has now called a "justice referendum" for the day of the EU Parliament elections. Will this lure Romania's voters to the ballot boxes?

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A man in front of a container serving as a polling station in Halesowen, UK

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Imagine it's time for the European elections – and the British have to vote

When and on what terms Britain will leave the EU still isn't clear. But now what had seemed unthinkable to many is now looking increasingly likely.

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Estonia is the only European country where voters can decide where they give their vote: online or at a polling station

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More and more Estonians voting online

Estonia is known as the digital pioneer of the EU – also when it comes to elections. A growing number of Estonians are voting online and this is having an impact on election results.

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Flaggen vor dem EU-Parlament

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Starting shot for key elections

A new European Parliament will be elected in May. But when does the election campaign begin?

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Fridays for Future Demonstration in Graz, 15.03.2019

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The climate strikes and the EU elections campaign

Every Friday students are striking for more climate protection. Can this give the issue a more prominent role in the EU elections campaign?

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Zahlen und Fakten

Europa

Zahlreiche Grafiken, Tabellen und Texte liefern Informationen zu Themen wie Migration, demografischer Wandel, Energieabhängigkeit, Armut und Arbeitslosigkeit. Sie helfen dabei, beispielsweise das Ausmaß der Zuwanderung, die Nettozahler-Debatte auf EU-Ebene oder die ausgleichende Wirkung des Sozialstaates besser zu verstehen.

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Junger Mann zieht ein T-Shirt mit einem Europa-Stern an.
Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ 4-5/2019)

Europa wählt

Vom 23. bis 26. Mai 2019 wird das neue Europäische Parlament gewählt. Die Wahl steht unter besonderen Vorzeichen: Nach Lage der Dinge wird die EU nur noch aus 27 Mitgliedstaaten bestehen, weil Großbritannien acht Wochen vorher aus der EU austreten wird.

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Dossier

Europawahlen

Zum neunten Mal wird 2019 das Europäische Parlament von den Bürgern der EU direkt gewählt. Wie hat sich die Europawahl entwickelt? Nach welchen Regeln wird gewählt? Und welche Bedeutung hat die Wahl?

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Demonstranten der proeuropäischen Bewegung "Pulse of Europe" haben einen gusseisernen Löwen am Rande einer Veranstaltung in München mit der Europaflagge versehen; Bild vom 4. Juni 2017
Informationen zur politischen Bildung Nr. 339/2018-2019

Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament

Die Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments werden seit 1979 direkt gewählt. Sie sind beteiligt an Entscheidungen für einen ganzen Staatenverbund, dessen Grad supranationaler Integration weltweit einmalig ist.

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