European election

Where is the EU headed?
At the end of May 2019 the citizens of the European Union will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the European Parliament. In the face of developments such as Brexit, a continent-wide resurgence of populist movements and new foreign policy challenges the election could be more important for the future of the continent than ever before. How will Europe decide?
ARCHIV - Das Europäische Parlament in Straßburg, Frankreich, stimmt am 14.09.2016 über eine nicht-bindende Resolution ab nach der Debatte über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Polen. Das EU-Parlament wählt am 17.01.2017 einen neuen Präsidenten. Foto: Patrick Seeger/epa/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Das Europäische Parlament in […]

The European Parliament: a political map

Pro-Europeans, Anti-Europeans, Left-Wing, Right-Wing: This graphic shows where the political groups and parties can be located politically in the European Parliament.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France, speaks during the signing ceremony of the new Franco-German friendship treaty in the coronation hall of the town hall. The so-called Aachen Treaty follows on from the Élysee Treaty of Friendship signed by Adenauer and de Gaulle in 1963. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa
Emmanuel Macron, President of France, sp […]

Macron urges far-reaching EU reform

French President proposed the creation of a European Agency for the Protection of Democracies, which would help EU nations protect their election processes from cyber-attacks and manipulation.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation speech in front of party members and sympathizers at Varkert Bazar cultural center in Budapest on February 10, 2019. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / Photo ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ part […]

Orban attacks pose dilemma for European conservatives

Three months from the European Parliament election, the assembly's dominant centre-right bloc has been weakened by a rift over how to handle Hungary's populist leader Viktor Orban.
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