In May this year, you will be able to cast your vote in the European Parliament elections. We invite you to vote - because we believe that you should have a voice in how the European Union will be shaped for future generations. We invite you to vote as the European Union is far from perfect – there is a great deal of work to do. We invite you to vote as Europe needs reforms that put people and our planet first. We believe in an ever more democratic, open and inclusive Europe, based on fundamental principles as solidarity, equality and freedom. Voting alone will not bring this European Union into existence, but it is an starting point. Because with this elections we must defend the union against nationalism and hatred before it’s too late.
But we are also aware that many people do not even know about the elections and the fact they have a right to vote. On this page we share with you our collection of information, campaigns, and stories that will give you a better idea of what these elections are actually about.
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Friends of Europe summarized all election manifestos. Have a look
yourself and find out what party suits you best.
After the elections
23/26 May : European Parliament Elections
20 June : Heads of States are to select their Spitzenkandidat
1st July : MEPs are expected to confirm Member States decision
Summer : MEPs elect their president
September - October : each Member State appoints its Commissioner who will then be auditioned by MEPs
1st November : New Commission takes office
1st December : New president of the European Council appointed