EP election 2019, page 2

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. 

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

European Parliament, illustrative stock photo

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

Slovak parliament, illustrative stock photo

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.

Šefčovič will not run for the top EC post

European Socialists chose Hollander Frans Timmermans as their candidate.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 13:48

Maroš Šefčovič

The Spitzenkandidat process is nonsensical and dishonest

Electing at least some MEPs on a cross-border basis, for example, would force candidates to articulate a vision for Europe, rather than count on preexisting party loyalties, to get elected.Benjamin Cunningham, 5. Oct 2018, at 19:59

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič

MEP delegation uneasy about Kaliňák's alleged involvement in scandals

Six months have passed since the murder of the journalist and his fiancée.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Sep 2018, at 14:02

Meeting of PM Peter Pellegrini and European MPs

GP: Mistakes have slowed down the investigation of journalist’s murder

The General Prosecutor admitted that mistakes made in the early stage of investigating the case of the murdered reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée have complicated its start and slowed down the course of action. He…Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jul 2018, at 13:58

General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár at a press conference, July 16.

EP monitoring group expresses concern that there is no progress in the cases of two murdered jounalists

French investigative film-maker, Laurent Richard, says that journalists in Malta and Slovakia should not feel alone. Freedom of the press is the base for democracy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jul 2018, at 22:29

Protests following the mruder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová were hedl aorund Slovakia - and also abroad (e.g. in Paris, March 9)

Why should Slovaks support a stronger EU?

People like Robert Fico have convinced a fair amount of the population that a weak Brussels is good for a small country like Slovakia. It is not.Benjamin Cunningham, 6. Jul 2018, at 17:00

PM Pellegrini: lack of dialogue and tolerance threatens multilateralism

At the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he also answered questiones about migrants, Ján Kuciak and the resignations of RTVS reporters.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2018, at 23:11

L-R: Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland after signing the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, June 27, 2018.

EP to monitor corruption, media freedom – Slovakia among targets

The European Parliament established a monitoring group to continue the activities of ad hoc inspections scrutinising the murders of one Maltese and one Slovak journalist.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Jun 2018, at 13:55

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak EU commissioner enters race to become EC president

The ambition of Maroš Šefčovič is to try to ease tensions between old and new member states.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jun 2018, at 0:31

European Commission Vice-president for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Slovaks not interested in EP elections

But support for the EU is on the rise.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. May 2018, at 23:32

European Parliament, illustrative stock photo

EU funds will be allocated according to different criteria

Slovakia has benefited greatly from EU subsidies in the past but that may change in the future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Apr 2018, at 22:57

Milan Nič