Instead of the mere band-aid of transnational lists, let us reform EU parties and engage on a bold reform to engage citizens and make our election truly European.
A report highlights the failures of the European party watchdog to implement its transparency requirements under EU law. European Democracy Consulting lodged a complaint to the European Ombudsman on 26 June.
It’s not just a feeling: elections in Europe do take place all the time. European Democracy Consulting provides unique data and visualisations to understand the scope of this constant electioneering. Here is why we should care.
The European election, last May, was undoubtedly the major political element of 2019. Campaigns were fierce, the outcome closely observed, and its consequences ran until the end of the year with the arrival of the new Commission. Yet, one group of stakeholders was scarcely mentioned: European political parties.
With over 400mn people eligible to vote, the recent European parliamentary election was the second-largest democratic exercise in the world. Yet, beyond the vote itself, how democratic really is the EU?
[Published by Friends of Europe]