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This blog, divided in two sections called The Basics and Knowledge Bites, provides readers with a variety of topics to explore. The first category covers general questions pertaining to the European Parliament elections, explaining electoral procedures, and emphasising the importance of voting. The second section hosts articles written by the academic community affiliated to the European University Institute that discuss issues relevant to the public debate in the run-up to the elections such as, economic stability, democracy and polarisation.

Knowlegde Bites The Basics

Knowlegde Bites

EU-level electricity sector regulation: an enabler...

What role does the electricity sector play in reaching EU climate pledges? The EU has committed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Today, 77% of the EU’s current domesti...

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The EU’s military power and the European Parliam...

Russia’s full-scale war of aggression in Ukraine has united a large majority of policymakers across the EU. They call for the support of Ukraine as well as more EU security a...

Knowlegde Bites

A 15-year retrospective of European elections: wom...

The elections for the European Parliament are just around the corner. From June 6 to 9, EU citizens are called upon to cast their vote in the European elections. This vote determin...

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Europe cannot afford a half-baked social turn

In recent years, the European Union has made remarkable progress in advancing social goals, introducing new directives to protect workers and innovative funding instruments to boos...

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What is irregular migration?

As much as migration is on the news and an axis of so many political divides, it may come as a surprise that there is no international legal definition for migrant. Instead, it is ...

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Will Europe overcome the roadblocks on its path to...

More than half of the world population is called for a vote in 2024, including in the European Union (EU), the US and India, and global climate change is likely to play an essentia...

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Will the EU uphold the ‘enlargement momentum’?

Russia’s second invasion of Ukraine irrevocably linked the European Union (EU) enlargement to European security. As a result, after a near-decade of ‘no news’, th...

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European Parliament elections 2024: which directio...

This year’s European Parliament elections offer a unique opportunity for European citizens to have their say and contribute to setting the direction of future transport polic...

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European Parliament elections in an autocratic mem...

Since 1979, the European Parliament (EP) has been directly elected every five years by the citizens of the European Union (formerly the European Community) through universal suffra...

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Europe must find its own way to raise living stand...

Protesting farmers all over Europe, strikes of train drivers and airline personnel in many countries, a slow economic recovery from the energy shock in the wake of Russia’s w...

Knowlegde Bites

The most polarising issues in the European Union p...

European Parliament (EP) election campaigns often concentrate on the most important national issues in each member state, rather than topics that are actually within the competence...