Blog

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

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 suffrage in a system of pr...

Knowlegde Bites

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 war on Ukraine: the e...

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 of the EP. But if w...