European elections [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

2019 European elections
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Citizens of the European Union go the polls in May 2019 in elections to
the European Parliament which many analysts say may be the most important ever.
Commentators are currently focused on the prospective performance of
anti-establishment parties and movements, many of which run on Eurosceptic
platforms. The vote will also indicate if the so-called Spitzenkandidatenprocess, launched by the European political
parties five years ago, has become an established practice. If followed as in
2014, the candidate from the political force that receives the highest number
of seats in the European elections would become the President of the European

This note offers links to
reports and commentaries from some major international think-tanks and research
on the forthcoming European elections and related issues.

A cordon populiste from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea:
Is a new populist alliance emerging in the EU?

Istituto Affari Internazionali, January 2019

2019 European Parliament elections will change the EU’s
political dynamics

Carnegie Europe, December 2018

Les modes de scrutin et les enjeux des élections
européennes de mai 2019

Fondation Robert Schuman, December 2018

European Parliament elections 2019: The litmus test for
the Spitzenkandidaten process

Centre for European Reform,
December 2018

European election 2019 monitor
Ebert Stiftung, December 2018

Policies and politics of migration towards the European

Istituto Affari
Internazionali, December 2018

Europe matters, but how do we tell young people that?
Friends of Europe, December 2018

Ten elections to watch in 2019
Council on Foreign Relations, December 2018

The European Parliament after the elections
Clingendael, November 2018

European elections 2019: What will the new Parliament’s
composition be?

Fondation Robert Schuman, November 2018

Negotiating the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework in
an electoral year: Which consequences?

Jacques Delors Institute, November 2018

25 years of Spitzenkandidaten: What does the future hold?
Wilfried Martens Centre, November 2018

Millennial dialogue on Europe: Shaping the new EU agenda
Foundation for European Progressive
Studies, Think Young, November 2018

What impact would a no deal Brexit have on European
Parliament elections?

Jacques Delors Institute, November 2018

The power of the past: How nostalgia shapes European
public opinion

Bertelsmann Stiftung,
October 2018

Schatten über den Europawahlen
Stiftung Wissenschaft
und Politik, October 2018

European election 2019: Can we cry wolf one more time?
European Council on Foreign Relations,
October 2018

Election interference in the digital age: Building
resilience to cyber-enabled threats

European Political Strategy Centre, October

Could an illiberal Europe work?
Carnegie Europe,
October 2018

Attentes et ressentis, l’état des opinions publiques
avant les élections européennes

Jacques Delors
Institute, October 2018

Towards elections with integrity
Open Society Foundations, October 2018

Programmatic Europeanization revisited: The role of EP
election proximity, EU support and Eastern European patterns

Centre for Policy Studies, September 2018

Spitzenkandidaten and shifting electorates: Towards the
2019 EP elections

Institute for Development and International
Relations, September 2018

EP elections forecasts: EU trade policies from 2019
VoteWatch Europe, September 2018

EP elections forecast: EU data protection policies from

VoteWatch Europe, September 2018

The Trump-Juncker meeting in DC raises urgent questions
for the next Commission

Centre for European Policy Studies, August

Strengthening parliamentary voices in the EU’s
multi-level system

Jacques Delors
Institute, June 2018

Comparing democratic distress in the United States and

Carnegie Europe,
June 2018

The composition of the European Parliament in 2019
Fundacion Real Instituto Elcano, March 2018

The problem with the Spitzenkandidaten system
Centre for
Policy Studies, February 2018

Read this briefing on ‘European elections‘ on the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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