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By Juliet Lodge (eds.)
The 2004 election of the eu Parliament marks anything of a defining element within the background of eu integration. The 2004 elections appeared concurrently mundane and an approved characteristic of a sui generis approach, now permitted as a polity in its personal correct, sector of a century in the past had visible politicians fiercely disputing the knowledge and desirability of the folk at once electing a eu Parliament at all.
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Additional resources for The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament
Age = 21. Any Czech/EU citizen mainly resident in Czech Republic able to stand. EU citizens must be registered as resident for more than 45 days. Age = 18. Any Danish/EU citizen in full possession of right to stand as candidate entitled to stand. EU citizens must enjoy right to stand in member state of origin. Age = 21. Every Estonian & EU citizen with right to vote able to stand. Members of defence forces no right to stand. Age = 18. All Finnish & EU citizens having right to vote may stand for election.
They may have bargained hard to get there, but it is difﬁcult to proﬁle their distinctiveness to the public. Their members’ skills at explaining, persuading and bargaining can matter more than their number of seats. This style of work has its merits, especially in a Union of diverse countries, but it does blunt the political confrontations and dramas that are the lifeblood of parliaments. 10 The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament Parliament and the scrutiny of the executive Some progress was achieved during the 1999–2004 Parliament concerning the EP’s powers of scrutiny over implementing measures.
Lodge, ‘Making the EP Elections Distinctive: A Proposal for a Uniform E-election Procedure’ in Lodge, The 1999 Elections to the European Parliament, p. 273. Bibliography Baimbridge, M. and D. Darcy, ‘European Electoral Systems and Disproportionality’ in J. ), The 1999 Elections to the European Parliament (London: Palgrave, 1999). Bowler, S. M. Farrell, ‘Legislator Shirking and Voter Monitoring: Impacts of European Parliament Electoral Systems upon Legislator–Voter Relationships’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 31 (1993) 45–69.
The 2004 Elections to the European Parliament by Juliet Lodge (eds.)