While waiting for the first results at 6 pm you could
+ click through our blog's categories Crossing Europe A - Z, Parties And Parliament and Picked Up and read what we have posted in the last weeks
+ have a look how Cafébabel.com covered the European election
+ get entertained by the European parliament on Twitter and its own website.
Spain’s political system favours two long-time established parties, the People’s Party and the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party). Next to these two, there exist some smaller parties, who especially cover regional topics of the independence-minded Catalonian and Basque region. Since September 2007, this has changed.
Slovenia's European election campaign missed any European aspects stated an Austrian newspaper. As in other member states, the financial crisis was a big deal. Moreover, unsolved border issues with Croatia dominated, as usual, the discussions. These problems are not well known within the EU, but postponed accession talks with Croatia this year.
The weather forecast for Portugal on Sunday, the 7th of June: Clouds are covering the sky, with a temperature of . The chance of rain: 74 percent. So, if you want a shiny weekend, all the Portuguese should pray in sunday's worship. May be, they also should light a candle for the closing of the European Election in the afternoon.
Here what came to my mind while thinking about Sweden and the upcoming elections. Just extend this list if you'd like:
Snow storms in April | EU presidency from July to December 2009 | A handsome prince | Furniture with do-it-yourself assembly instructions | Funny city names (at least for a German girl..
The representation of minorities is often adopted by members of the European Parliament, who belong to the majority in ethnic and religious respects. Although millions of Europeans are coloured, just a few deputies are black for instance, concerning notably , or (all for the United Kingdom).
European Union budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite won Lithuania’s presidential elections on May 18th 2009. The independent candidate won with over 66% of the vote. The country has been hit very hard by the crisis; this is why the Lithuanians elected someone experienced in economic and financial matters.
What a battle: On October the 15th, Poland beat Slovakia in the FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifiying Match with , with a spectacular turn in the 85th and 86th minute by , striker of the German football club VFL Bochum. Currently Slovakia (12 points) is two points ahead of Poland (10 points) in the chart.