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. 

Memorial dedicated to Kuciak, Kušnírová and Caruana Galizia decorates European Parliament

The EU authorities will do their utmost to see those responsible for the murders brought to justice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 13:56

Unveiling of Immortal Truth
A year in review

The events that shaped Slovak politics in 2019

Take a look at what Slovakia has been through in the past 12 months.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 30. Dec 2019, at 6:02

Bratislava will not lose the EU office despite discord

EU institutions clash over a selection procedure of the ELA’s seat.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Nov 2019, at 22:21

The European Parliament questions the right of the Council of the EU to locate the European Labour Authority in Bratislava without the EP's approval

Far-right ĽSNS has only one MEP left in Brussels

Former judge Miroslav Radačovský says he will not cooperate with the party following an argument over money.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2019, at 1:09

Milan Uhrík

Šefčovič recommended for EU commissioner post

Coordinators have unanimously approved Slovakia's nominee for the post.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Oct 2019, at 22:08

Maroš Šefčovič

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 Hrabovská 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 Hrabovská 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 Hrabovská 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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European Parliament election 2019

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.