Suffolk's political parties are preparing for next week's European elections - but for most there is not much enthusiasm for the fight. Established political parties fear that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will do very well at their expense - and also expect that confusion over centrist parties will split the vote of those who want to stay in the EU. … [Read more...] about Euro-election campaign low-key in East
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One aspect of the result in both the region and the country as a whole that is significant was the increase in support for the Greens - their pro-Europe stand may have helped attract some voters, but the fact that their campaign did talk about things other than European bureaucracy was, I'm sure, refreshing for many voters. … [Read more...] about Don’t analyse Euro-election too much
The pro-business FDP have been struggling in polling of late and seem unlikely to make much of an impact at the European elections. In a mark of how seriously they are taking the contest though, they too have sent in one of their senior figures as Spitzenkandidat. … [Read more...] about The ultimate guide to Germany’s top Euro election candidates
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung highlighted the success of populist dissident parties, such as the National Front in France, which topped the French polls with around 25 percent of the vote, and Ukip, which looked set to take 28 percent of the poll in the UK. … [Read more...] about Swiss react to Euro vote: ‘waiting for fog to lift’
Should net contributors to the budget and reform-minded countries build a strong coalition, they will test the power of the Visegrad group. Orban himself could abandon his opposition to Brussels if he is forced to choose between Hungary’s financial benefits and the veto. … [Read more...] about Hungary votes on Sunday. What will this mean for its relationship with Europe?