EP election 2019

European Parliament election took place in Slovakia on Saturday, May 25.

Slovakia will have 14 MEPs in the EP (13 immediately, one will join after Brexit), 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 could vote too. Here is how. 

How will Slovak MEPs spend their time? These are the committees they will serve on

MEP from the far-right party will sit on the civil liberties committee.Nina Francelová, 18. Jul 2019, at 13:19

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The government has nominated Šefčovič for the European Commission

Slovakia's Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is expected to occupy one of the top EC posts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jun 2019, at 21:40

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has served as the commissioner since 2009.

EP election campaign in Slovakia: Expensive and boring

The pre-election campaign did not have any educational dimension, the survey by Comenius University in Bratislava suggests.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jun 2019, at 21:56

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First Roma to become MEP: Most of my votes came from the majority

The best answer to rising extremism is to do something concrete. My party chose to support me for MEP, says Peter Pollák.Nina Francelová, 30. May 2019, at 12:46

Peter Pollák

Election curiosities: children will make planes from unused ballots

The election committee also reported the case of an American citizen who wanted to vote in the EP elections.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2019, at 23:13

The pro-European voice within the V4 is clearest in Slovakia

Slovakia did not favour ruling coalition parties in the EP election.Nina Francelová, 27. May 2019, at 12:26


EP election in Slovakia: Official results confirm the victory of pro-EU forces

Turnout was higher than last year, more than 22 percent of voters cast their ballots.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2019, at 23:28

President-elect Zuzana Caputova voted in the EP election in her hometown of Pezinok. Her former party, PS, won three mandates in the EP.

EP election results: More good news from Slovakia

Slovakia will mark several “firsts” in the next European Parliament.Michaela Terenzani, 26. May 2019, at 23:00

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EP election: Preliminary results show pro-EU forces prevail

Take a look at how people voted for their MEPs around Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2019, at 22:02

Historical group from the Rotenstein festival voted in Holic.

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.