Proposing new rules for European elections

At a Glance 27-04-2022

The rules that apply to European elections are not uniform throughout the Union. Member States apply different national electoral rules, although all need to comply with the common principles established in the 1976 European Electoral Act. During the May I plenary session, Parliament is expected to vote on a legislative initiative proposing to repeal the European Electoral Act with a new Council regulation further harmonising the rules applicable to European elections, including through the creation of a Union-wide electoral constituency.