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EP election 2019

European Parliament election takes place in Slovakia on Saturday, May 25 from 7:00 until 22:00.

Slovakia will have 14 MEPs in the EP, all chosen from parties which gain more than 5 percent of the vote in the elections. The number of MEPs from each party depends on how large that party’s share of the vote is. Each party in Slovakia can field up to a maximum of 14 candidates and under a preferential voting system, voters can indicate which candidate they would like to see elected.

Citizens of other EU countries living in Slovakia can vote too. Here is how. 

When catching up with western Europe is no reason to celebrate

The far right is flexing its muscles in this European election.Michaela Terenzani, 22. May 2019, at 14:10

George Mayer, Marine Le Pen, and Boris Kollár in Bratislava.

What do European elections and Eurovision have in common?

Votes in the song contest say a lot about how closely attached people feel to the rest of Europe.Benjamin Cunningham, 17. May 2019, at 15:55

Leonora of Denmark performs the song "Love Is Forever" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, May 17, 2019.

How many foreigners in Slovakia are going to vote in EP elections?

The nationals of Cyprus, Estonia and Malta did not register.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 21:47

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This time it is different. But is it?

As EP elections are just around the corner, many are wondering who will show up to the polls.Oľga Gyarfašová13. May 2019, at 14:55

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Send in the clowns

The poorly attended circus that is the European elections is about to come to town. Enjoy the show – but don’t expect too much of the performers.James Thomson, 12. May 2019, at 18:43

Exactly zero voters cast ballots based with EC leadership in mind

Why will so few Europeans vote in European elections? Because of meetings like the recent one in Sibiu.Benjamin Cunningham, 10. May 2019, at 18:36

Leaders of some EU member states in Sibiu, Romania.

Slovaks like the EU but they are not motivated to vote

In Slovakia, the remain vote would have it if there was a referendum on exiting the EU, sociologist opines.Nina Francelová, 9. May 2019, at 17:21

A man walks with an umbrella outside EU headquarters in Brussels.

European Parliament elections often not a priority for Slovak political parties

European institutions are more interested in elections themselves in Slovakia than candidates and political parties, political analyst says.Nina Francelová, 3. May 2019, at 8:41

EP elections 2019: Slovak parties and their European families

The European Parliament election is nearing. Here is some basic information about the parties and their candidates.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. May 2019, at 15:27

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How many Slovaks would vote in EP elections?

The turnout was among the lowest in the EU in recent years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Apr 2019, at 13:45

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Dual quality in the EU will be punished

Slovakia’s Agriculture Ministry welcomed the change, calling it a victory.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 13:46

Food prices keep falling.

Foreigners in Slovakia: How to vote in the European Parliament elections

Citizens of other EU countries living in Slovakia can vote too. The registration deadline is coming.Nina Francelová, 4. Apr 2019, at 21:10

Šefčovič: EU did not mind my campaign

Slovakia's EU Commissioner would like to continue in Brussels after EP election.Matúš Krčmárik4. Apr 2019, at 16:50

Maroš Šefčovič during the presidential election campaign in Slovakia, March 2019.

First poll for EP elections: Extremists score high

Slovakia's 14 seats would be distributed among eight political parties.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Apr 2019, at 22:19

The extremist People's Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS)came second in the first poll focusing on the 2019 EP elections.

Pellegrini to MEPs: My government is pro-European and committed to NATO

Slovak PM spoke in the European Parliament, faced criticism that lessons have not been learned in SlovakiaCompiled by Spectator staff, 12. Mar 2019, at 14:06

PM Peter Pellegrini at the European Parliament session in Strasbourg.

Eurobarometer: Trust in police has increased since spring 2018

Improvement in trust rate is also due to arrests in the Kuciak murder case.Nina Francelová, 20. Feb 2019, at 17:43

Slovaks trust more European institutions than the national ones.

Date for the European Parliament elections has been set

The vote will take place on Saturday, May 25.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2019, at 22:11

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Slovak parliament stands up for Orbán and Kaczyński

Support for the resolution submitted by the Slovak National Party will not change the direction of the country’s foreign policy, said Most-Híd party.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Feb 2019, at 23:46

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European Parliament has mixed feelings about Slovakia after Kuciak’s murder

Members of the European Parliament appreciated that the murderers have been arrested, but pointed out that people who ordered the murders are still unknown.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Nov 2018, at 13:55

EP delegation visited Slovakia in September.

Why do they let nobodies lead key EU institutions?

Quite a lot of the conventional wisdom about the European Union is simply wrong, yet political leaders across the continent continue to reinforce the public’s worst impressions.Benjamin Cunningham, 9. Nov 2018, at 12:54

Manfred Weber of Germany wins the race to lead the European Union's center-right parties into key EU elections in May.