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What to expect from Austria’s election (Paul Schmidt, EUROPP Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Austria will hold a parliamentary election on 29 September. The election was called following the collapse of the governing coalition between the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ). Paul Schmidt previews the vote, explaining that awareness of the interlinkages between domestic and European politics and a relative rise in political interest will be two important factors in the campaign.
Voter turnout in the 2019 European Parliament election increased substantially over 2014 (+8%). These facts alone say nothing about whether citizens actually engaged with Europe in the run-up to election day. To shed light on this important aspect of citizen-level engagement this policy brief analyses the frequency and content of European topics in citizens’ political discussion.
For many European regions the loss of (young) people due to low fertility rates and emigration of the young and highly educated leads to negative consequences for the regional development. This policy paper offers perspectives on the phenomena that could help regions to develop strategies to manage potentially negative consequences.
10 years after the launch of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), the EU finds itself in a strategic dilemma. This Policy Brief analyses which lessons can be learned from the past and discusses possibilities to resolve this dilemma in the order to find a way forward.
Das Ibiza-Video, die EU-Wahlen und die Zukunft der europäischen Integration. ÖGfE-Generalsekretär Paul Schmidt und profil-Europakorrespondent Otmar Lahodynsky im Gespräch über Europa.