Media Service EUrVOTE: Continuing coverage after the European Parliament election
The European Parliament election of 2019 is over – and one thing is already certain: In many member states a clearly higher number of people voted compared to the previous European elections. According to the EU Parliament, projections show that around 51 per cent of the some 400 million eligible voters cast their ballots, thereby making for a larger turnout than during the past 20 years.
A great deal of work is awaiting the re-elected and newly-elected deputies. In June, the party blocs will be reconstituted. In early July the new parliament will meet for its first session. Starting July 15 at the earliest the parliament is to elect the new EU Commission President; then in September the experts committees will examine the credentials of the 27 candidates for the new EU Commission who are to begin their work on November 1.
The Media service EUrVOTE (http://eurvote.eu) will be providing continuing coverage of these and other important developments from Brussels, Strasbourg and elsewhere. Alongside interactive widgets which, among others, visualize the election results in all the member states, EUrVOTE comprises altogether eight theme packages, for example on such issues as the environment, migration, the digital transformation and the economy. All the texts are illustrated, with interactive graphics rounding out the media service offering. Editorial teams can make use of this material for their own reporting free of charge.
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Under http://eurvote.eu, information packages about the European elections are provided free of charge for use by the media. The project is sponsored by the European Parliament.
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Media Service EUrVOTE offers running coverage of the European Parliament elections24.5.2019 11:27:16 CEST | Press release
The European Elections have entered the final phase. Until May 26, citizens in the 28 European Union member countries are being called to the polls to cast their votes for the next EU Parliament.
Media service EUrVOTE: New theme package – "Future of the EU"6.5.2019 10:10:00 CEST | Press release
Only a few weeks remain until citizens of the European Union will be called to the polls from May 23 to 26 to elect the ninth European Parliament. Much more is at stake than just the question which deputies will be meeting in Strasbourg and Brussels during the forthcoming legislative period. In view of the many issues the EU is currently facing – including for example the Euro crisis, Brexit, and rising nationalist tendencies in many member states – the election is not least a vote with direct implications on the future form and direction of the bloc.
Media service EUrVOTE: New theme package – "Economy and trade"15.4.2019 10:40:00 CEST | Press release
What are the priorities of the European Union in terms of foreign trade? What benefits does the Single Market have to offer the bloc's over 500 million citizens? And what is the relationship between free trade agreements, growth and jobs? The European Union is not only a political heavyweight; it is also one of the most influential economic players on the world stage. Questions revolving around the future of the EU's economic policy will be among the most important issues during the upcoming European Parliament elections, which take place from 23 to 26 May 2019. Under the title "Economy and trade" the media service EUrVOTE (http://eurvote.eu) is making available a new theme package to the media, which editorial teams can incorporate into their coverage free of charge. The package provides an overview of the EU’s current political agenda regarding the Single Market and external trade. It also contains up-to-date information as well as background reports on topics such as the 20th annive
EUrVote publishes new information package on migration and the interior4.3.2019 10:45:00 CET | Press release
What member states of the European Union are responsible for migrants rescued from the Mediterranean? Can the EU agree on how to distribute asylum seekers among its members? The issue of migration is bound to play a major role in the European Parliament election that takes place from 23 to 26 May. Under the title "Migration and the Interior", EUrVote (http://EUrVote.eu) is making available a new topical information package to the media, which editorial teams can incorporate into their coverage free of charge. Apart from an overview over the biggest challenges for the EU and its migration policy, the package contains current information about the planned reinforcement of Frontex as well as several background texts, for example about the legal issues in connection with maritime emergencies. The package also features images and interactive graphics. About EUrVote: In the run-up to the European elections EUrVote publishes information packages under http://EUrVote.eu, which can be used by t