France's yellow vest protesters are putting forward candidates to run in the European Elections this May. It is the latest in a string of new political forces aiming to make an impact on EU politics, many taking an anti-establishment stance. The yellow vest movement already stirred support from Italian politicians. However, it's unclear whether such political movements will make an impact on the next legislature. … [Read more...] about France: Yellow vests to run in European elections
THE EU is set for a massive shift to the right this year as anti-migrant parties are expected to make gains in the European elections, a political expert has said. As Europe heads to the polls in May, it's thought the alliance between populist parties could cause a surge in support for the right. It's said new alliances between insurgents in Italy, Poland, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany could shift the direction of European politics. Support for nationalist populist parties across the European Union has grown within the last four years since 2015, it's reported. And it's predicted that in the three-day elections from May 23 - in which European member states are eligible to vote for parliament's 701 MEPs - Europe will see a massive shift to the right. According to The Times, a political expert in the UK has warned the nationalist populist parties appear to be breaking through in EU states previously considered immune to the movement. Professor of … [Read more...] about EU braced for massive shift to Right with populist anti-migrant parties set for huge gains in key European elections
The elections for the European Parliament will be held from May 23 until May 26, 2019. While the procedure to register to vote changes from EU country to EU country, some essential criteria is common across the whole of the European Union. If you are a citizen of an EU country, it is your right to vote and stand as a candidate in the elections. If you are an EU citizen and you live in your home country you can vote for candidates (or stand for election) only in your home country. If you are an EU citizen and you live in a country other than your home country, you can vote either in your home country or in your host country. You can not vote in both. You only have one vote. I'm a UK citizen. How does Brexit change things? Great question. As things stand, the UK will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. That is two months before the European elections. As a result, the UK will not take part in the 2019 European elections. The UK will not be represented in the next … [Read more...] about How and where can I vote in the 2019 European elections?
News / UK and world by Press Association January 1, 2019, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Irish Premier said he and other EU leaders have discussed concerns about potential external interferences in the 2019 European elections. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned a European Parliament “full of nationalists, populists and extremists” could bring some of its work to a halt. It warned the matter is a “serious issue” that leaders “need to be across”. Allegations have been made that both Russian and Chinese hackers may have attempted to influence the 2016 United States presidential election which saw Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. Mr Varadkar did not specify where the external interference he spoke of might come from, instead saying it could come from “many sources”. The next election to the European Parliament is set to take place at the end of May … [Read more...] about Varadkar concern over potential external interference in 2019 European elections
BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was outspoken in his criticism of the austerity policies championed by Berlin at the height of the euro zone's debt crisis, is to stand in European elections next year - in Germany.The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), which he launched in 2016 to "democratise" the continent, picked him on Sunday as a candidate for the elections to the European Parliament in May 2019.gi "I accept (the nomination) because it epitomises the new trans-national politics we need in Europe," he told a news conference in Berlin where his colleagues unfurled a banner with the slogan "European Spring". "I call on all of you to join us in this pan-European quest for democracy in Europe, democracy in Germany as a condition for prosperity and authentic democracy," he said. The motorbike-riding academic-economist, who rose to celebrity status in the euro crisis, once described the austerity measures forced on Greece by creditors as … [Read more...] about Greece’s Varoufakis to run in European election