May 29, 2024

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in Europe, usually posted on Wednesdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Lithuania’s Presidential Palace. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Pofka (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Upcoming Europe Elections

Belgium General Elections: June 9, 2024 (coinciding with European Parliament elections) 

Barbara Moens and Camille Gus, Politico (May 29, 2024): Who is brave enough to run Belgium?

Laura Dubois, Financial Times (May 26, 2024): Divided Belgium pulled to political extremes

Bulgaria General Elections: June 9, 2024 (coinciding with European Parliament elections)

Antoaneta Roussi, Politico (May 29, 2024): Mafia state pushes Bulgarian democracy to the brink: Former PM Boyko Borissov and sanctioned media mogul Delyan Peevski are in the driving seat ahead of an election on June 9.

Krassen Nikolov, Euractiv (May 26, 2024): European issues absent from Bulgarian election campaign

Petar Bankov, LSE (May 24, 2024): Bulgaria: the 2024 European Parliament elections – a vote in the shadow of domestic politics

Novinite (May 25, 2024): Kremlin Aims to Sway Bulgarian Elections, Says Acting Defense Minister

Hungary European Parliament Elections: June 9, 2024 (plus local elections)

Justin Spike, AP (May 27, 2024): Hungary’s five-time Prime Minister Orbán is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

Germany European Parliament Elections: June 9, 2024 (plus state elections in several states)

Ben Knight, DW (May 29, 2024): Germany: Far-right AfD stumbles ahead of EU election

AP (May 27, 2024): Gains but no triumph for a far-right German party in local elections in an eastern state

Liv Stroud, Euronews (May 27, 2024): Could Germany’s new left-wing conservative party seduce AfD’s voters in European elections?

Sebastian Shukla and Nadine Schmidt, CNN, (May 26, 2024): Germany’s AfD party has gone too far, even for Europe’s far-right coalition

Italy European Parliament Elections: June 8-9, 2024 (plus Piedmont regional elections)

Stratfor (May 29, 2024): Under Meloni, Italy’s Influence in the EU Is Set To Grow

Mared Gwyn Jones, Euronews (May 28, 2024): Courted by Le Pen and von der Leyen, powerbroker Meloni holds the cards ahead of EU election

The Economist (May 23, 2024): As the Euro-elections loom, Giorgia Meloni guards her right flank

AFP (May 23, 2024): Party Of Italy’s Meloni Slips In Polls But Still Leader For EU Vote

France European Parliament Elections: June 9, 2024

Euronews (May 28, 2024): European elections: Top eight French candidates clash in TV debate

Tara Patel, Bloomberg (May 25, 2024): French Far-Right Seen Trouncing Macron’s Party in EU Elections

Slovakia European Parliament Elections: June 8, 2024

Tom Nicholson, Politico (May 28, 2024): Slovak government targets media again after Fico shooting

Daniel Hornak and Kevin Whitelaw, Bloomberg (May 25, 2024): An Uneasy Campaign Pause After a Failed Assassination

European Union, European Parliament: June 6-9, 2024

Samuel Peterquin, AP (May 29, 2024): What’s at stake in the European Parliament election next month

France24 (May 29, 2024): Police search European Parliament employee’s home, offices over possible Russian interference

Serhiy Stetsenko and Zoriana Stepanenko, RFE/RL (May 28, 2024): Ukrainians Run For Europe On A Ticket To Support Kyiv

Laura Gozzi and Paul Kirby, BBC (May 27, 2024): Why European elections matter and how they work

Paul Kirby, BBC (May 25, 2024): Far right eyes Europe vote surge and ditches German AfD

Politico (May 23, 2024): The front-runners for the next European Commission

RFI (May 23, 2024): France’s Le Pen hints at far-right alliance with Italy’s Meloni

United Kingdom General Elections: May 24, 2024

Reuters (May 24, 2024): Former Labour leader Corbyn to stand as independent in UK election

Rob Picheta, CNN, (May 23, 2024): Seven questions you might have about the UK’s snap July general election

Austria Parliamentary Elections: September 29, 2024

Zia Weise, Politico (May 28, 2024): Austria’s Greens in shambles as EU election nears

Nikolaus J. Kurmayer, Euractiv (May 24, 2024): How political feuds overshadowed EU election for the Austrian Greens

Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico (May 24, 2024): Putin hijacked Austria’s spy service. Now he’s going after its government

Past Europe Elections

Lithuania Presidential Election: May 12 and 26, 2024

AFP (May 26, 2024): Lithuanian President Nauseda re-elected in vote held amid security fears over Russia

North Macedonia Parliamentary Elections: May 8, 2024

Sinisa Jakov Marusic, Balkan Insight (May 28, 2024): With Speaker’s Election Imminent, North Macedonia Inches Closer to New Govt

Bne IntelliNews (May 23, 2024): North Macedonia’s SDSM leader Kovacevski resigns after crushing election defeat

Netherlands General Elections: November 22, 2023

Emily Rauhala and Adela Suliman, Washington Post (May 28, 2024): Netherlands’ hard-right coalition chooses former spy chief as PM

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