Beyond the identity of the winning parties and personalities, the 2014 LEQS Panel Debate looks at what the elections mean for democracy itself. Do the results reflect something we might call European public opinion? Are political parties still the best hope of making the principle of representation work at the transnational level, and are all parties up for the challenge? Will the results of these elections actually influence the direction of EU policy-making to come? These are just some of the questions our speakers will be discussing.
Sara Hagemann is assistant professor in the European Institute at LSE and head of VoteWatch.eu.
Mareike Kleine is associate professor in EU and international politics in the European Institute at LSE.
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