Weekly Election Highlights 

Press Releases 

31 May 2024

As we approach the European Elections in June, Parliament's press services will be publishing a weekly newsletter, highlighting the main election-related news of the week so that you do not miss anything or need a reminder of what information is available and where to find it. The newsletter will be published each Friday until 7 June.

Election days

Next week between 6 and 9 June 2024 more than 370 million European citizens are eligible to vote in the 27 Member States to elect 720 members of the European Parliament. The results will be available in real time on the European elections results website.

Practical details for media can be found here. For live coverage of election days and night, click here.

Campaigning on the ground

With the European elections right around the corner, initiatives are multiplying to inform citizens about the importance of voting. Below, a snapshot of the many actions taken across the EU.

  • The European Parliament’s liaison office in Greece and the municipality of Athens jointly organised a bingo for volunteers and senior citizens on 28 May. Participants had the opportunity to test their EU knowledge and the chance to win collectible gifts.
  • The European Parliament’s office in Slovenia worked with hosts of the RTVSLO Saturday late-night show Tilen Artač and Robert Petan on three music videos promoting the European elections. Listen here to their first song “European Elections. Come, be there”.
  • Volunteers from the eu community have launched an EU-wide mobile app called Palumba to help voters identify the political options that best fit their preferences at the elections.
  • Bulgarian choir “the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices” together with the Institute for the Development of Public Environment and the Convo Foundation have filmed several videos on low turnout. One third of singers start singing - the full choir joins in later to highlight the difference participation can make. See the video about Sofia


The European Parliament welcomes initiatives by private companies promoting the importance of voting in the upcoming elections. Below a few examples:

  • Spotify launched a “Play Your Part, Europe!” playlist on 21 May to encourage people to vote in the European elections and will be sending in-app notifications to users leading to the European Parliament’s election webpages on 6-9 June.
  • Oatly is encouraging business leaders in Europe to join them in mobilising their employees, communities and customers to vote in the upcoming election. With banners on buildings across Europe and the organisation of film screenings in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Helsinki, they are sharing their message: ‘VOAT! for the planet
  • Coca-Cola Europe launched a communication action ''Options exist. The choice is yours. 6-9 June 2024'' on social media and using tailored external amplification in some countries to encourage people to vote in the upcoming European elections.
  • Apple is featuring a rolling storyin all EU-27 App Store storefronts, reaching millions of users. Apple is also spotlighting official EU apps like the European Parliament’s "Citizens’ App”, as well as news apps and ride hailing apps so voters can easily get to the polling stations.
  • Dott is committed to make voting easier and more accessible. For these European elections, they are giving free rides to go to vote and sending email and in-app notifications to users.
  • Private companies are also making efforts to counter disinformation in the run-up to the European elections. Snapchat recently committed to act - as did Meta, Google, and TikTok.

Good to know

Did you know that Estonia is the only EU country where voting online is possible for the European elections? For more facts about the upcoming European elections, click here.

Tools for the Press

Do you want to know more about the European Elections 2024? The Press Tool Kit has information on this and much more.