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Edgar Savisaar, left: ‘an agent of influence for Russia’. EPA/Valda Kalnina

EU election: dinosaurs and decoy ducks in Estonia

In March, a new government won power in Estonia. The change of government was triggered by the decision of the prime minister, Andrus Ansip of the ruling Reform Party (RE) to step down so that he could…
No wonder Nigel’s smiling - it’s all about him! Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Newspapers’ EU election coverage misses the mark

The European Parliament elections are just a few days away. And yet, the overwhelming focus of election coverage in UK newspapers has not been about European issues and policy debates, but on Nigel Farage’s…
The ruling Popular Party is suffering from the effects of the economic crisis. EPA/Alberto Martin

EU election: idea of Europe remains powerful in Spain

Very much like the rest of the European Union, two features define the European Parliament election in Spain: a lack of interest on the part of voters, and the supremacy of national issues over European…
Nationalism is no alternative: Germany prepares to vote. EPA/Marius Becker

EU election: Germany – vote Merkel and carry on

No country takes European Parliament elections more seriously than does Germany. Many posters have adorned lampposts around the country since mid-April and discussions in the media centre round the parties…
Forget the hand signals, Alexis Tsipras of Syriza is a left-winger. EPA/Simela Pantzartzi

EU election: austerity will make for lively contest in Greece

The Greek public will go to the polls on May 25 as a massively divided electorate. The obvious factor which shapes public opinion is the continuation of an economic crisis which has resulted in a six-year…
Planning a NExit: Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. EPA/Koen van Weel

EU election: pragmatic Dutch aproach means ‘NExit’ unlikely

Elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands have traditionally been described as either “dull” or “extremely dull”. They were overshadowed by national elections in 1989 and 1994, and in 1999…
Sweden’s prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt is a former president of the European Council. Gunnar Seijbold/Swedish government

EU election: campaign in Sweden centres on ‘more or less’ Europe

This is a “super-election year” in Sweden. Voters will elect four sets of representatives within just a few months. In September, they vote for national parliamentarians and, on the same day (as is customary…
The Czech Republic is expected to elect a few new faces. EPA/Radek Pietruszka

EU election: fresh faces expected after quiet Czech campaign

Citizens in 28 countries will go to the polls to vote for the European Parliament this month. To test sentiment across the EU, The Conversation has assembled a team of experts from across Europe to write…
Splitting the vote: Slovakia is generally pro-Europe, but there’s Euroscepticism in the air. EPA/Filip Singer

EU election: Slovakia, where apathy vies with euroscepticism

Slovakia is in two minds when it comes to EU politics. On one hand the country consistently ranks among the most enthusiastic of member states. Surveys have repeatedly shown that Slovaks are very satisfied…
And they’re off! Miliband launches his campaign at Barkingside leisure centre. PA

Labour launches EU campaign with a formula to beat UKIP

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, has responded to the electoral threat of UKIP with proposals to regulate the private rental market. By targeting the forgotten generation rent – estimated to include around…

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