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commission européenne, élections européennes, parlement européen

L’élection « directe » du Président de la Commission, une fausse bonne idée ?

José Manuel Barroso at the 37th G8 Summit in Deauville

Les élections européennes de 2014, les premières depuis l’entrée en vigueur du Traité de Lisbonne, seront l’occasion de voir à l’œuvre l’article 17 (§7) du TUE, stipulant que le président de la Commission doit être désigné en tenant compte du résultat des élections[1]. Une nouveauté donc au niveau européen qui ne fait toutefois pas l’unanimité. […]

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élections, élections européennes

MyVote2014.eu: EU politics for the “app” generation [part two]

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In our previous article, we saw that abstention in European elections has only increased ever since the first direct elections in 1979. In this entry we explain what is MyVote2014.eu, a project aimed at increasing the interest of young people in the European Parliament and the upcoming European elections.   The first ever ‘voting calculator’ […]

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élections, élections européennes

MyVote2014.eu: EU politics for the “app” generation [part one]

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Diagnose: (Youth) abstention in EP elections Abstention has progressively increased since the first direct elections to the European Parliament, held in 1979 (see Figure 1). Several reasons explain this fact. European elections are not so “European”. They are usually regarded as “mid-term” or “second-order”, just like regional or local elections. They are fought by national […]

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élections, élections européennes, vote obligatoire

A SIMPLER WAY TO GET EVERYONE TO HAVE THEIR SAY

opmpulsory Voting

Campaigning to encourage voting in the European Parliament elections is a waste of time and money when compulsory voting could be applied. As a dual citizen (Polish and Australian) I am often fascinated how certain political systems work in some nations and not in others. With less than five months to go until the elections, […]

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