The 2019 European Elections – Voter Turnout, Expectations and Voting Systems

The 2019 European Elections – Voter Turnout, Expectations and Voting Systems

Between 23 and 26 May 2019 approximately 350 Million voters are eligible to vote for the next European Parliament, making it the largest transnational election on the globe. Sluggish growth, climate change and international trade conflicts are only some of the reasons why the stakes in this year’s elections are particularly high. At the same time, there is a fierce debate about the EU’s future, whose supranational powers are far from unchallenged. In the run-up to the elections, BridgeEurope presents the most important party groups, candidates and policy platforms. We also look at some of the decisive issues that Europe faces today and how they shape the parties’ campaigns, their electoral prospects and the future of the Union more broadly. 

The Reactions to Monday's Notre Dame Fire and Where They Leave Us

The Reactions to Monday's Notre Dame Fire and Where They Leave Us

By late Monday evening, as around 400 firefighters battled against the raging flames in Paris’s famous Notre Dame Cathedral, the world had turned its eye on the terrible damage inflicted on French and, indeed, global cultural heritage. What followed was an astonishing frenzy of world leaders showing compassion and news outlets making the most of the video footage they could get their hands on. At the same time, Monday night also saw the mushrooming of countless conspiracy theories about the cause of the fire.

Britain, the referendum and the reasons behind Brexit

Britain, the referendum and the reasons behind Brexit

"An endeavour to appease hardliners within the conservative party has turned into a national political impasse with many risks and few viable solutions" writes our Research department on the issue of Brexit. But what were the steps that led to this politically defining moment that we are in? BridgeEurope walks you through the background of the 2016 referendum and some of the instructive information on fake news and campaign finances that recently surfaced as the EU agreed to grant the UK government an extension until 31 October. Share with us your view of the reasons behind Brexit in the comment section.

Letter from the Founder

Letter from the Founder

I founded BridgeEurope with the intent to spark a light in the world. We as youth are often overheard in the process of public policy because of many reasons – lacking knowledge of the intricate processes pertaining to particular policies, being too small of an electorate group, or missing the network to influence public opinion.