The composition of the European Parliament for the next five-year term (2019-2024) is being defined at all-European elections that are taking place across member states of the bloc. The voting that started on 23 May in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will end on 26 May with votes in 21 EU countries.
A total of 751 MEPs will be elected to the bloc’s parliament. The number of seats every EU country gets in the joint parliament is defined proportionately by its population. For example, the EU’s most-populated nation, Germany, has 96 seats, while Cyprus, Malta and Luxembourg have 6 each. In some states EP voting is held along with local elections.
On 26 May, Poland will elect 52 MEPs out of the 705 that make up the EU Parliament. The latest public opinion polls suggest that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is still in the lead, although the European Coalition political alliance has narrowed its gap to Yaroslav Kaczynski’s party.
On 26 May, Italians will head to the polls to cast their vote in European Parliament elections. Last Saturday, European sovereignty backers rallied with Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and leader of the anti-migrant party League in the centre of Milan to demonstrate a united right-wing front.
European Parliament elections are held this week from Thursday to Sunday across 28 EU member states. EU citizens are going to choose the composition of the 751-seat legislative body.
Both left-wing and right-wing Danish Eurosceptics have effectively abandoned their pursuit of a Brexit-style referendum on Denmark's departure from the EU, leaving the People's Movement Against the EU the last man standing.
On the second day, citizens of two European nations will cast their votes.
Voters in the UK and the Netherlands are casting their ballots on Thursday in the European Parliamentary election. While Brexit sets the mood in the UK, Dutch Nexit proponents appear to be gaining popularity in Holland.
Over the next four days, citizens of the 28 European Union member states will elect 751 deputies to serve in the European Parliament for the next five years.
Javier Couso began his political career on the streets, joining social movements. He condemned the murder of his brother, José Couso, a cameraman covering the Iraq War, and has spearheaded a campaign for justice and establishing the truth about the US invasion.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be published on Friday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday as she was answering the questions from MPs in the House of Commons.
As the European parliamentary elections draw near, Jörg Hubert Meuthen, a sitting MEP, deputy chairman of the EFDD, and the AfD’s lead candidate for the EU Parliament, explained to Sputnik how right-wingers could change Europe.
Ahead of the EU Parliamentary elections slated to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019, Sputnik asked Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik party executive vice-president, parliamentary group geader and a top candidate for the 2019 EP elections, what kind of reforms, in his opinion, the Bloc needs.
According to the Independence Party of the Czech Republic (SNCR), the only way for their country to become "independent and free" again is to withdraw from the European Union. The SNCR elaborated on the consequences of Brussels' decision-making for the Czech Republic and explained what the party stands for ahead of the upcoming EU Parliament vote.