Reinvigorating European Elections: The Implications of Electing the European Commission

Author
Julie Smith
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Chatham House
Abstract
Europe's voters go to the polls in mid-June to elect 732 Members of the European Parliament. In the past European Parliament (EP) elections have been characterized by low turnout, with an emphasis on national rather than European issues. The evidence suggests that this year's elections will be little different despite the enlargement of the Union on 1 May.
Topic
Civil Society, Government, Political Economy, Politics
Political Geography
Europe