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Challenging and Renewing the European Union

The European Parliament elections are one opportunity to challenge and renew the EU and begin a more inclusive and positive future for the European project.

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The elections are taking place during a period of profound political and economic crisis, and will shape EU politics for the next five years. Make your voice heard.

European Parliament Elections 2014

Open Society Voices

Stronger Together: The Case for a European Parliament Intergroup against Racism

November 25, 2014 by Nadja Groot

A collection of European Parliament members has proposed the creation of a parliamentary intergroup to promote equality and nondiscrimination. Why is such a group needed and how would it shape the Parliament’s views?

What Do the Results of the European Elections Mean for Open Society?

May 27, 2014 by Eleanor Kelly, Heather Grabbe 10

Anti-establishment parties—including anti-EU and xenophobic parties—have made significant electoral gains in last week’s European elections. What do these results mean for open society?

What’s at Stake in the EU Elections

May 22, 2014 by Heather Grabbe, Eleanor Kelly

The European Union has begun its first pan-European poll since the euro-crisis began in earnest. What is at stake in these elections and what impact will they have on open society in Europe?