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The European elections à la carte!

Agence Europe is launching a special section on its website for the European elections 2024: our journalists will be taking you behind the scenes of the main political parties in the run-up to this crucial event. With the exception of a few articles which are free to read, access is reserved for our subscribers.

Use our special search engine to select articles by political party. Several choices are possible. If you make no selection or if you select all the political parties, all the articles concerning the 2024 European elections will be available.

Depending on current events, our editorial team dedicates several articles to each political party and to the electoral process in general. If an article concerns all political parties or no political party in particular, it will automatically be included in your search.

The order of the political parties below is simply due to the size of the political groups in today's EP.


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At a press conference in Strasbourg on Tuesday 27 February, the President of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, Valérie Hayer, was asked about the launch of the group’s campaign on 20 March for the European elections in June.

She did not reveal the potential [...]

On Tuesday, 27 February, ‘Now the People’ – an alliance of left-wing parties and movements that is composed of ten or so European parties and movements such as La France Insoumise, Podemos, Sinistra, and even Die Linke – published its campaign manifesto. The document highlights [...]

The Party of the European Left (EL) will nominate its lead candidate ('Spitzenkandidat') on 24 February in Ljubljana. Austrian Walter Baier, the only candidate in the running, is thus set to be appointed. Speaking to EUROPE, the 70-year-old, who is also President of the EL, discusses the [...]

On Thursday 22 February, the members of the European People’s Party (EPP) approved their electoral manifesto, which sets out the political priorities of the Christian Democrat family in anticipation of the European elections in June (see EUROPE B13355A4). The main campaign themes include [...]

On Thursday, 22 February, Portugal’s Pedro Marques—the S&D Group’s vice-chair for foreign affairs in the European Parliament—expressed his hope that President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, who is seeking reelection in the European elections in June, “will not [...]

With one hundred days to go until the elections on 6 to 9 June, on Thursday 22 February the European Parliament set out a series of measures to support both journalists and the general public in monitoring the election campaign. The aim is both to strengthen democratic commitment and to [...]

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is likely to be nominated as the lead candidate (‘Spitzenkandidat’) at the electoral congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) on 6 and 7 March in Bucharest. She is in fact the only candidate for this position, [...]

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The President of the Party of the European Left (EL), the Austrian Walter Baier, is set to be nominated as the lead candidate (‘Spitzenkandidat’) for the next European elections, which will take place from 6 to 9 June. According to several sources, his candidacy, proposed by the party [...]

The European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, is also the only candidate for the position of ‘Spitzenkandidat’ for the European socialist family. His nomination is expected at the Congress of the ‘Party of European Socialists’ on Saturday 2 March in Rome. In [...]

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On Monday 19 February in Berlin, the Chair of the CDU, Friedrich Merz, announced that the German Christian Democratic Party was proposing to the European People’s Party(EPP) that the current President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, be designated as the lead candidate [...]

Fabrice Leggeri, former director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), announced on Saturday 17 February in a video on X (formerly Twitter) that he was joining the Rassemblement National (RN) list for the European elections. He has joined forces with Jordan Bardella MEP [...]

The French Reconquête! party, founded by Éric Zemmour, is joining the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) party and the group of the same name in the European Parliament, its vice-president Marion Maréchal announced in the magazine Le Point on Wednesday 7 February.

The head of the [...]

Nearly 500 delegates from the European Green Party (EGP) met in Lyon from 2 to 4 February for a three-day congress marking the fortieth anniversary of their federation.

At this event, they admitted two new parties, designated their leaders (‘co-Spitzenkandidaten’) for the European [...]

On Wednesday 31 January, Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister and president of Fidesz, announced that his party was “ready to join the Conservatives”, according to Italian media La Stampa and La Repubblica. During the European Council meeting, he met on Thrusday with Giorgia [...]

Lyon became, on Friday 2 February, the nerve centre of European green politics with the opening of the European Green Party (EGP) Congress. This event marks a decisive turning point for the green party ahead of the European elections in June. Faced with growing environmental and social [...]

Asked on Thursday 1 February about his political future in the run-up to the European elections, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, told the French-language Belgian public news channel La Première that he would not be a candidate for his party, the Reformist Movement [...]

Former Polish Prime Minister and member of the opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) Mateusz Morawiecki announced at a press conference on Wednesday 31 January that he was “open” to the idea of Fidesz, the party of Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, joining the European [...]

With its electoral congress coming up in Lyon from 2 to 4 February, the European Green Party (EGP) is fine-tuning its manifesto ahead of the European elections. Entitled ‘Courage to Change’, this document, of which EUROPE has obtained a draft, outlines the broad lines of a campaign [...]

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is preparing its manifesto for the European elections, which it will adopt at a congress in Rome in early March (see EUROPE B13323A23). The congress will officially launch the campaign of the current European Commissioner for Employment and Social [...]

The extraordinary congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) will be held on 20 and 21 March and will unveil the manifesto for the European elections.

In a provisional version consulted by EUROPE, the European political party promises to take action to “overcome [...]

On Friday 26 January, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, announced via Facebook that he would not be standing as a candidate for the Belgian MR party in the European elections and that he will complete his second term of office, which runs until the end of October 2024 [...]

On Thursday 25 January, Frenchwoman Valérie Hayer was elected by acclamation to chair the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament. She succeeds her compatriot Stéphane Séjourné, recently appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs (see EUROPE B13324A1).

A specialist in budgetary issues [...]

In its forthcoming manifesto setting out its priorities for the European elections to be held from 6 to 9 June (see EUROPE B13329A29), the EPP is expected to focus on reducing the administrative burden and easing requirements in certain sectors, such as agriculture. The centre-right party [...]

On Thursday 18 January, the Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists (PES), Giacomo Filibeck, announced that Luxembourg's Nicolas Schmit was the only candidate for the title of 'Spitzenkandidat' for his political family with a view to the European elections in June. “He was [...]

With a view to the European elections in June 2024, ‘The Party of the European Left’ will nominate a lead candidate (‘Spitzenkandidat’) and approve its electoral manifesto at its next General Assembly, to be held in Ljubljana on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February, at the invitation [...]

On Tuesday 16 January in Strasbourg, the leader of the EPP group in the European Parliament, Germany’s Manfred Weber, made it clear that his political family would not be doing business with the “nationalists” in the European elections, due to be held from 6 to 9 June.

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During a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 10 January, the Chairman of the SPD group in the Bundestag, Rolf Mützenich, emphasised the importance of cooperation with the S&D group in the run-up to the European elections in June, in which the Social Democrats intend [...]

In the run-up to the European election campaign, the leader of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, French MEP Stéphane Séjourné, warned the press, on Tuesday 9 January, of the rise of populists and the far right in Europe. He spoke out in favour of a European [...]

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is due to hold its congress in preparation for the European elections on Saturday 2 March in Rome, at the invitation of the Partito Democratico. Political events and meetings will be held alongside the congress from Friday 1 March. The procedure [...]

The surprise announcement by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, that he will stand as a candidate in the European elections at the beginning of June is forcing the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the European Union to think ahead about the successor to [...]

Politicians wishing to be nominated as head of list (‘Spitzenkandidat’) of the ‘European People's Party’ (EPP) for the European elections, which will take place between 6 and 9 June, must submit their candidacy by 21 February. The person who will represent the Christian Democrat [...]

On Monday 18 December, the EU Council agreed to forward the MEPs’ request to convene a convention to reform the European treaties based on Article 48 of the EU Treaty, to the European Council. It will therefore be up to the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council, which begins on [...]

The Heads of State or Government of the countries of the European Union will set themselves the objective of reaching agreement “by the summer of 2024”, i.e. after the European elections in June, on the EU’s strategic agenda for the 2024-2029 legislative cycle, according to the draft [...]

On Tuesday 12 December, the European Parliament endorsed the position of its Committee on Constitutional Affairs, which advocates the use of the system of leading candidates (‘Spitzenkandidaten’) for the appointment of the future President of the European Commission at the European [...]

On Wednesday 6 December, six months to the day before the June 2024 elections, the European Parliament unveiled the results of a Eurobarometer survey showing growing interest among Europe’s citizens.

According to the survey, which was carried out by the Verian agency between September [...]

Representatives of the member parties of the European Parliament’s Identity and Democracy Group met in Florence on Sunday 3 December to discuss the future of Europe – a “free Europe, according to the theme of the meeting, which also focused on jobs, security and common sense.

On Thursday 30 November, the European Green Party (‘EGP’) revealed the names of the four people it hopes will represent the European green family at the European elections in June 2024.

The candidates are (in alphabetical order): - Dutchman Bas Eickhout, currently an MEP, nominated by [...]

Meeting in Paris on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, the Volt pan-European citizens’ movement adopted its electoral manifesto, which will serve as a basis for the lists that will be running in around fifteen Member States in the European elections in June 2024.

Entitled the [...]

Looking ahead to the European elections in June 2024, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the 27 national committees made a commitment at their annual meeting on 16 and 17 November, organised by the Spanish committee, to be involved in informing citizens about the [...]

The European Parliament adopted by a narrow majority (305 votes in favour, 276 against, 29 abstentions for the report – 291 votes in favour, 274 against, 44 abstentions for the resolution), on Wednesday 22 November, its position on a revision of the European Union’s institutional [...]

Leading environmentalists have until Tuesday 28 November to express their interest in being nominated as a co-candidate (‘co-Spitzenkandidat’) for the ‘European Green Party’ (EGP) at the European elections in June 2024 (see EUROPE B13193A18).

The EGP will choose two people, one man [...]

As was the case during their previous discussion in June, a very large majority of Member States once again spoke out against the most political elements of the reform of the European Union’s electoral law, such as the creation of a European electoral constituency, during a public debate at [...]

On Saturday 11 November, the new Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists (PES), Giacomo Filibeck, announced that politicians wishing to lead the socialists and social democrats at European level in the June 2024 elections have until Wednesday 17 January to put themselves [...]

After being elected President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in October 2022 (see EUROPE B13043A24), Stefan Löfven from Sweden was re-elected on Friday 10 November at the PES Congress in Malaga. He was the only candidate.

In his candidacy speech, Mr Löfven set out a number of [...]

Shortly before midnight on Monday 6 November, negotiators from the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the targeting and transparency of political advertising. Although the co-legislators had set themselves the target of [...]

The European elections will take place between Thursday 6 June and Sunday 9 June 2024, despite opposition from the Portuguese authorities, who claim that the elections will coincide with Portugal Day, Monday 10 June, a bank holiday paying tribute to the poet Luís Vaz de Camões.

The [...]

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On Wednesday 25 October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) adopted its position (20 votes in favour, 6 against, no abstentions) on a revision of the European treaties to enable the European Union to function more democratically with more than thirty [...]

Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares Bueno, pledged, on Thursday 19 October in Strasbourg, that the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union would ask the Member States to give their opinion on the European Parliament’s proposal to convene a [...]

Open strategic autonomy and the enlargement of the European Union were central points of discussion at the informal meeting of European leaders in Granada on Friday 6 October (see EUROPE B13260A14).

The ‘Granada Declaration’ they adopted addresses the issues of European [...]

On Friday 22 September, following the consent of the European Parliament (see EUROPE B13249A24), the European Council adopted a decision setting the number of seats in the European Parliament at 720 for the 2024-2029 term.

The new distribution of MEP seats will be as follows: 22 for [...]

On Wednesday 13 September, the European Parliament voted, with a large majority (515 votes in favour, 74 against, 44 abstentions), to give its consent to the agreement reached in the Council of the European Union to increase the number of MEP seats from 705 to 720 for the 2014-2029 [...]

Meeting in Vienna on Wednesday 6 September, Renew Europe, the centre-right group in the European Parliament, ruled out “any privileged relationship with the far right or the far left”, either now or after the European elections in June 2024. And he called on the EPP and S&D groups to [...]

The European Christian Democrat family will meet at a Congress in Bucharest (Romania) in spring 2024 at the invitation of the Partidul Naţional Liberal, the Political Assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) decided on Tuesday 5 September in Brussels. The Lithuanian and Portuguese [...]

On Monday 26 June, the co-presidents of the ECR Group in the European Parliament, Poland’s Ryszard Legutko and Italy’s Nicola Procaccini, congratulated Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on her re-election as leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Party. “We are [...]

A very large majority of Member States spoke out against the most political elements of the reform of the European Union’s electoral law, such as the creation of a European constituency or the setting of a single date for the European elections, on Tuesday 27 June during a debate at the [...]

The countdown to the 2024 European elections is on. On Tuesday 6 June, the European Parliament published the Eurobarometer for Spring 2023. The results are mixed: while interest in the EU is on the rise, optimism about the Union’s situation is less so.

Increased interest in the elections

On Friday 2 June, during a congress in Vienna a year ahead of the next European elections (see EUROPE B13184A38), European environmentalists reaffirmed their determination to run a resolutely pan-European campaign.

The ‘European Green Party’ (EGP) is preparing to welcome at least four [...]

Member States’ ambassadors to the European Union (Coreper) should be asked on Wednesday 17 May to confirm that the European elections will take place between Thursday 6 June and Sunday 9 June 2024. After discussions on alternative dates, the Member States did not reach a unanimous [...]

Parliament’s co-rapporteur Charles Goerens (Renew Europe, Luxembourger) spoke, on Tuesday 4 April, about the difficult negotiations underway with the Council of the European Union on the reform of European political parties and their foundations, following unsuccessful interinstitutional [...]

The leaders of the national parties making up the ‘European Greens’ expressed their support on Friday 31 March for the Spitzenkandidaten process, whereby the leading candidate of a European political family presides over the European Commission if he or she wins the European elections [...]

Negotiations between representatives of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on the reform of European political parties and their foundations failed, on Wednesday 29 March, to achieve a significant breakthrough although no one expected a favourable outcome.

Several [...]

The debate on the reform of the European electoral law that the European Parliament submitted to the Council of the EU revealed, on Tuesday 18 October, deep divisions between Member States on the question of setting up an electoral constituency within which transnational lists would compete [...]

On Friday 14 October in Berlin, at the annual congress of the Party of European Socialists (PES), Europe’s social democratic family entrusted former Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with the responsibility of leading it in the upcoming elections in Europe, starting with the European [...]

On Tuesday 3 May in Strasbourg, the European Parliament voted by a small majority (323 votes in favour, 262 against, 48 abstentions) for the creation of a European electoral constituency which would allow EU citizens, in addition to the traditional European election at national level, to [...]

Negotiators from the EPP, S&D, Renew Europe and Greens/EFA groups in the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs reached an agreement on Tuesday evening (8 March) on the creation of a European constituency that would allow all Europeans, in addition to the classic [...]

The European Democratic Party (EDP), a centrist European political party made up of parties from some 15 Member States, met in Council on Wednesday 5 May and elected Sandro Gozi as its new Secretary General. Mr Gozi is an Italian MEP and member of the Renaissance delegation of the Renew [...]

Brussels, 12/09/2012 (Agence Europe) - On 12 September the Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation which aims to strengthen the way European political parties are formed by creating a specific legal statute for the parties and foundations affiliated to the parties, and by setting them a [...]