Europe Elects in 2019: January-May

2019 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for politics in the European Union. From the European Elections in May to national elections across the continent, Europe Elects plans to bring you the…

PD Primary: a clean slate?

On March 3rd Italy’s Partito Democratico (PD-S&D) will hold the second round of its unique primary election, closing the year-long stretch of party infighting following the party's defeat in the 2018 General Election and the…

Moldovan Elections: New System, Old Parties

The tenth Moldovan parliamentary elections will be held on 24 February 2019. Traditionally in this post-soviet country, parliamentary elections are the most important part of the political process, where the role of President is mostly…

Brexit: Your Questions Answered

Brexit, at the best of times, has been confusing. However, over the last few months, it only seems as if it has got more confusing: from backstops to deals, votes of no confidence to people's…

Assessing Serbian enthusiasm for EU membership

In February 2018, the European Commission published its much-anticipated Enlargement Package, which detailed the progress of current accession negotiations and committed to begin talks with Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in…

The Puzzle of Latvian Government

On October 6, 2018, Latvia held a parliamentary election, one hundred years after the nation declared independence. However, on November 18, when this event was celebrated, a new government still hadn’t formed in Latvia. This…

Why Sweden ended up at a political dead…

Nearly four months after the elections, Sweden is still without a government. Why can’t individual parties from one political bloc cooperate with a party from another bloc? Why can’t the blocs cooperate in general? In…