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16 Jun 22:43

About our 2024 European Parliament Elections news

Latest news on the 2024 European Parliament elections, providing comprehensive coverage of the candidates, campaigns, polls, results, and analysis of this crucial vote that will shape the future of the European Union.

The 2024 European Parliament elections, taking place from 6 to 9 June, will see over 400 million EU citizens across 27 member states elect 720 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to represent them in Brussels and Strasbourg for the next five years. These elections are crucial in determining the direction of the EU and its policies on issues such as the economy, climate change, migration, and foreign affairs.

As the elections approach, the campaigns are in full swing, with lead candidates from major European political parties, such as Ursula von der Leyen (EPP), Nicolas Schmit (PES), and Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (ALDE), participating in debates and presenting their visions for the future of Europe. Polls suggest a tight race, with the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and the centre-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) vying for the top spot, while the liberal Renew Europe, the Greens/European Free Alliance, and right-wing Identity and Democracy (ID) group aim to increase their presence in the Parliament.

The 2024 elections have also seen a rise in grassroots campaigns and citizen engagement, with initiatives like the "This Time I'm Voting" campaign encouraging young people to participate in the democratic process. Social media has played a significant role in spreading awareness and fostering debates on key issues affecting Europeans, such as the cost of living, energy transition, and rule of law.

The European Parliament elections have a rich history dating back to 1979, when the first direct elections were held. Since then, the Parliament has gained more power and influence, with the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 granting it equal legislative power with the Council of the European Union. The 2024 elections are particularly significant as they follow the UK's departure from the EU and the Covid-19 pandemic, which have reshaped the political landscape and priorities of the Union.

As Europeans head to the polls, our NewsNow feed will keep you informed about the latest developments, results, and reactions from across the continent. With comprehensive coverage from reliable sources, including European and national media outlets, think tanks, and institutions, you can stay up-to-date on this historic event that will shape the future of Europe for years to come.

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