Public opinion on immigration: Has the recession changed minds?

Timothy J Hatton, 7 June 2014

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Topics: Migration, Politics and economics
Tags: democracy, European parliament, immigration, politics, populism

How unequal is the European Parliament’s representation?

Anish Tailor, Nicolas Véron, 21 May 2014

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This week’s European Parliament election (22–25 May) has several unprecedented features. Most importantly, the main pan-European parties are fielding lead candidates for European Commission President.

Topics: EU institutions, Politics and economics
Tags: democracy, elections, EU, European parliament, Inequality, treaty change, voting

Will voters turn out in the 2014 European Parliamentary elections?

Owen McDougall, Ashoka Mody, 17 May 2014

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The extent of voter turnout in the 2014 European Parliamentary (EP) election is widely viewed as a critical test for European democracy. Turnout in the EP elections has steadily declined over three decades, from 62% in the first election in 1979 to 43% in the 2009 election (EP Liaison Office undated).

Topics: EU institutions, Politics and economics
Tags: democracy, ECB, elections, EU, European parliament, trust, turnout, voting

The political endgame for the euro crisis

Charles A.E. Goodhart, Dirk Schoenmaker, 14 December 2011

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The euro has a supranational monetary policy framework, while the fiscal side is still national/intergovernmental. We have a central bank president for the Eurozone, but no finance minister. But how could countries possibly cede sovereignty over some aspects of fiscal policy without democratic legitimacy?

Topics: EU institutions
Tags: European parliament, EZ crisis, EZ political integration

The more you vote, the more you count in Europe

Matteo M. Galizzi, Maurizio Lisciandra, 27 June 2009

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The European Parliament elections are one of the few occasions for 375 million voters to discuss major issues on the future of Europe and its integration process.

Topics: EU institutions
Tags: elections, European parliament

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