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The EU Elections: Results and Implications

When:Th 13-06-2024 20:00 - 21:30
Where:Senate Room, Academy building

From 6-9 June, over 400 million citizens of the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. As the only directly elected body of the EU— and thus the most democratic—the European Parliament has steadily gained competences and political power over the past few decades. Today, it serves as a co-legislator in most European matters, and plays an important role in the composition of, and control over, the European Commission.

The upcoming election will not only shape the new political landscape of the EU for the next five years, but will also likely influence the many political challenges currently facing the EU. These challenges include the erosion of liberal-democratic values and institutions, the uncertain future of the EU’s green deal (and, more generally, the Union’s economic model), and instability and war in Europe’s neighbourhood.

In this public roundtable, UG experts from different fields will reflect on the implications of the election results for these and more hot topics, and discuss what we can expect from EU politics in the foreseeable future.

See other events related to the EU elections.

Election Spotlight - Lecture Series

2024 is not just any election year; it is arguably the most significant one yet. Across the globe, a record number of voters are expected to participate, with at least 64 countries (plus the European Union) scheduling national elections. These outcomes will carry substantial weight for many, shaping the trajectory of their respective nations for years to come.

The Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Democracy and Governance theme group at the Rudolf Agricola School is organizing a series of lectures where experts will share their knowledge about the elections taking place in various parts of the world. The lecture on the Russian elections is the first in the series. Later this year, lectures on the European elections, the American elections and possibly more will follow. Feel free to email us if you also want to organize a lecture in this series.