Tag: European Parliament Elections

How Will Slovakia Vote in the European Elections?

How Will Slovakia Vote in the European Elections?

Is there any hope that the European elections will bring positive change for Slovakians? This year marks the 15th anniversary of Slovakia’s accession to the European Union. But in Svidník, only a few people bother. Located in the northeast, Svidník is the main city of one of the poorest...

EU Elections: The Iron Rule of Economic Growth and Popular Support

EU Elections: The Iron Rule of Economic Growth and Popular Support

Despite the eurocrisis, Europe as an idea is popular but Europe as a set of institutions is not. In 2007, 70% of Spanish citizens held a favorable opinion on the European Union (EU). After seven years of recession, banking collapses and sovereign debt crisis, support stands at just 50%, two...

Norwegian Immigration and Europe’s Swiss Dilemma

Norwegian Immigration and Europe’s Swiss Dilemma

Norway will not seek to emulate Switzerland's policy on immigration quotas. At first glance, Norway and Switzerland seem to have much in common. Both are prosperous alpine nations with relatively small populations (5.1 million and 8 million), while they also have some of the lowest unemployment...

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