This week, voters across the European Union will be voting for their MEPs. I’ve put together some interesting links here, ranging from information on how the Parliament works, articles outlining why this election may be different to previous ones as well as some more general opinion pieces. I hope it’s helpful to anyone intending to vote! (And if you aren’t intending to vote, why not?)
I’ll update to add any other interesting/informative/amusing links – just send me a tweet or leave a comment.
- Tony Barbor in the FT argues that fears of a populist uprising are overstated.*
- Should political scientists engage with populism or simply critique it?
- Ian Traynor in the Guardian looks at the disillusionment felt by many voters.
- This set of elections may see the first MEP for the Feminist Initiative elected.
- The most recent projections on the make up of the next European Parliament
- 25 figures to watch*
- Tony Connelly has a blog on why this election is different
- Why this election is different – the selection of the President of the Commission
- The Candidates for Commission President – “A Distinct Lack of Excitement”
- Is the Euro Crisis Over? Ask The Economist*
- 18 vaguely convincing reasons to vote
- Answer some questions to find the party that represents you in Europe
- And finally – Everything you wanted to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
*These articles require you to have a (free) account to view