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 European Parliament election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom.
A European Union-wide political party, the European Greens, was established in Rome on 21 February 2004 to contest this election.
The elections coincided with legislative elections in Luxembourg and presidential elections in Lithuania.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Parliament_election,_2004   (776 words)

 European Parliament 2004 elections and new constitution : LA IMC
The European Parliament elections, held June 10-13, showed a strong trend among voters against ruling parties that sided with Bush's war on Iraq, as well as those that have been imposing pro-business economic policies, as in Germany and France.
Although the EU elections mandate proportional represenation, by rigging the boundaries of the electoral regions Blair was able to keep a disproportionately large number of Labour MEPs (Members of European Parliament), mostly at the expense of the Conservatives, Greens, BNP, and the socialist anti-war Respect Coalition.
And while outside the European Union, Serbians gave the most votes in the first of two rounds of elections to Radical Party presidential candidate Tomislav Nikolic, who has supported Slobodan Milosevic and economic autonomy, and opposed the NATO war on Yugoslavia that Clinton and Blair waged in violation of the United Nations.
la.indymedia.org /print.php?id=113083   (858 words)

 European Parliament election, 2004 (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Parliament election, 2004 was the UK part of the European Parliament election, 2004.
It was the first European election to be held in the United Kingdom using postal-only voting in four areas.
European Greens manifesto; Successes of the Greens in the European Parliament; A Green Contract for Europe; European Election Manifesto: Green Party of England and Wales Manifesto: Northern Ireland (Greens/EFA)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Parliament_Election,_2004_(UK)   (516 words)

 European elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Direct elections to the European Parliament are held every 5 years.
European Parliament elections took place within a 4-day period in the month of June all over the European Union.
The 2004 european elections were the first elections with an enlarged EU of 25 Member States.
oasis.gov.ie /.../european_elections/european_elections.html   (401 words)

 Combining English LA, GLA & European Parliament elections in 2004: consultation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2004 the local elections are planned for 89 shire district councils, 20 unitary authorities and all 36 metropolitan district councils.
At a GLA election there are three elections at once: an election for the London Mayor, an election for constituency members of the London Assembly, and an election for the London-wide members of the London Assembly.
The agreed period for the 2004 election is for an election between 10 and 13 June, allowing within this period local variations in the date according to local electoral practice.
www.odpm.gov.uk /stellent/groups/odpm_localgov/documents/page/odpm_locgov_605126-03.hcsp   (498 words)

 What does the European Parliament do and how do European Elections work?
The European Parliament's main role is to analyse and amend all EU legislation, firstly through its committees and then in the full session.
Information about the elections can be patchy and it can be difficult to find out what powers the European Parliament has and how it affects and influences the lives of blind and partially sighted people here in the UK.
European elections are quite different to national or local elections in that instead of small local constituencies, the UK is divided into twelve larger regions.
www.rnib.org.uk /xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_epelections.hcsp   (1419 words)

 Xak.com: Greece and the European Parliament elections 2004
Xak.com: Greece and the European Parliament elections 2004
Greece's representation within the European Parliament is set to be reduced from 25 members to 24 this year due to enlargement.
Soon after the national elections which saw the conservatives sweep the socialists away by 6 percentage points, the tide still seems to be in New Democracy's favour.
www.xak.com /main/newsshow.asp?id=31134   (509 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004 : Results
The 2004 elections have continued the downward trend in voter participation in European elections.
EurActiv, 7 June 2004) and resulted in the lowest turnout in the history of the European elections, suggesting an increasing distance between the EU institutions and the citizens.
Prior the first plenary meeting of the European Parliament on 20 July, negotiations will be ongoing to decide on the make-up of the political groups in the newly elected Parliament.
www.euprayer.com /EP%20Elections%202004.htm   (1338 words)

 European elections 2004
The European Parliament represents the citizens of the states brought together in the European Union, and hence reflects popular opinion.
From 31 December 2004 vivisection will be prohibited in the European Union, with only a few exceptions of limited duration.
Unlike in Bundestag elections, all members of parliament are elected from such lists and not as constituency candidates.
auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/eu_politik/aktuelles/europawahl/index_html   (521 words)

 International IDEA | Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the run-up to the 2004 European Parliament elections, the first elections for the 25 members of the Europe Union, International IDEA published the first edition of “Voter Turnout in Western Europe since 1945: A Regional Report”.
Is the ´EuroGap' - the lower level of turnout evident in elections for the European Parliament - a problem specific to the European Union as an institution or is it symptomatic of a wider decline in participation?
A supplementary chapter entitled “Europe Expands, Turnout Falls: The Significance of the 2004 European Parliament Election” was produced following the EU Parliamentary elections of June 2004.
www.idea.int /europe_cis/western_europe.cfm?renderforprint=1   (212 words)

 Preview of the 2004 European Parliament Elections
The upcoming election for the European Parliament appears, in many respects, less like one European-wide election than 25 parallel elections in each member state.
Rather than identifying clearly discernible patterns running across the whole of the European Union, we find different trends emerging in different countries in the principal aspects of the elections: namely campaign issues, likely voter turn-out, the kinds of candidates whose names will appear on the slates and the eventual outcome.
While the actual outcomes of the election are bound to prove our findings wrong in one or another respect, they do indicate some interesting trends that in the end do not hinge on the predictions being exactly right for one country or the other.
pdc.ceu.hu /archive/00002115   (187 words)

 President Cox Launches European Election Predictions Based on Science, Not Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The model utilised has proved to be 92% accurate in all previous European elections, and are based on a statistical model which is comprised of three major factors: vote share in the last EU elections, vote share in the last national election and which party is in government.
The 2004-2009 Parliament will be dominated by the centre-right, with the European People’s Party-European Democrats (EPP-ED) the largest party, with about 285 of the 732 seats in the new parliament, and the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR) in the centre with about 73 seats.
The increase in power of the European Parliament in co decision, the role it plays in the constitutional debate in Europe, as well as its sheer size as a democratically elected institution, make this election the most consequential European Parliament elections ever.
www.bm.com /pages/news/releases/2004/press-04-13-2004   (1775 words)

 Spanish Socialist Elected Head of EU Parliament | Europe | Deutsche Welle |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The "grand coalition" for picking a president between the conservative Christian Democrat-aligned European People's Party and European Democrats in the European Parliament (EPP-ED) and the Social Democrat-aligned Party of European Socialists (PES) was forged by Pöttering and the head of the Socialist party group, Martin Schulz of Germany's Social Democratic Party.
The sharing of the presidency is nothing new for the major parties in the European Parliament.
Unlike Cox, who was often praised for his competence and his talent for representing parliament to the outside world, Borrell has not previously served as a member of the EU's parliament.
www.dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1433_A_1271845_1_A,00.html   (690 words)

 ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On June 13, 2004 Estonia had elections to the European Parliament.
Six Members of the European Parliament was elected for a term of five years.
Election results were determined based on the principle of proportionality.
www.vvk.ee /ep04/index_eng.html   (35 words)

 ARCHIVE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION - "The 2004 European Parliament Elections in England: The Impact of Political ...
As the widening and deepening of the European Union continues in earnest, there are an ever-increasing number of issues for Eurosceptic elites in England to attack.
In the 2004 European Parliament elections, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) benefited from rising Euroscepticism among the British public that has been carefully crafted by both Conservative and Labour elites since the beginning of the European project in 1951.
In the end, while the United Kingdom is not the only country facing increased Europhobia, the impact of framing by political elites and the media may force the Labour Party to rethink its strategy of deeper integration but, hopefully, will not lead to a pullout from the EU.
aei.pitt.edu /archive/00003024   (393 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004/ Disability Votes Count - EP and Disability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The role of the Parliament and its Committees includes amending Commission proposals for legislation, drafting Reports and Resolutions, monitoring the work of Council and Commission and by holding Public Hearings.The following legislation, resolutions and reports were adopted during the current Parliamentary term (1999-2004).
A5-0270/2003 - European Parliament resolution on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament 'Towards a United Nations legally binding instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities' (COM (2003) 16 - 2003/2100(INI)), Rapporteur Liz Lynne MEP
The Charter was attached to the Treaty of Nice as an annex without legally binding force but the European Parliament has since pushed for it to be incorporated in the new EU Constitution, which would give it the full force of law.
www.edf-feph.org /EP_elections_2004/EPandDisability_en.htm   (1160 words)

 European elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Responsibility for conducting the election in each of the 4 constituencies rests with a returning officer appointed by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
In 2003 the Irish Government established a Constituency Commission to report on the constituencies for election of members to the Dail and to the European Parliament.
www.oasis.gov.ie /government_in_ireland/government_and_politics_at_european_level/european_elections/european_elections.html   (401 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004/ Disability Votes Count - Action Plan Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Parliament Elections will be an opportunity to advance the disability agenda in Europe.
During and after the election process, raising awareness and keeping disability at the top of the European political agenda will be the main challenge of the European Disability Forum and its member organisations from all around Europe.
For the 2004 European Parliament Elections to be fair and democratic it is essential that all disabled people can exercise their fundamental right to vote.
www.edf-feph.org /EP_elections_2004/actionplancampaign_en.htm   (216 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004/ Disability Votes Count - National Campaigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Local elections are also being held in all areas and we are asking the local candidates to sign up to actions affecting disability issues at local level.
KNPD sent letters and the EPDP manifesto to candidates in the European Parliament Elections representing Alternattiva Demokratika (1 candidate), the Partit Nazzjonalista (8 candidates) and the Malta Labour Party (8 candidates).
At the moment, those persons who have difficulty seeing the ballot paper have to be aided to vote by the election officials present in the voting room.
www.edf-feph.org /EP_elections_2004/nationalcampaigns_en.htm   (474 words)

 2004 EP Elections
EPERN is producing briefing papers on the 2004 European Parliament elections for each EU member state.
The European Parliament Election in the Czech Repbulic, June 11-12 2004
The European Parliament Election in Latvia, June 12 2004
www.sussex.ac.uk /sei/1-4-2-2.html   (359 words)

 The European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004
A European Parliamentary election is not liable to be questioned by reason of a defect in the title, or want of title, of the person presiding at or conducting the election, if that person was then in actual possession of, or acting in, the office giving the right to preside at or conduct the election.
and any reference to the result of an election is a reference to the result of the election either as a whole or so far as any particular registered party or individual candidate at the election is or are concerned.
(b) any reference to the election agent of a candidate shall, in the case of a registered party to which this regulation applies, be construed as a reference to that party's national election agent.
www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk /si/si2004/20040293.htm   (9649 words)

 EC Commissioner dismayed at predicted low turnout for European Parliament elections - 11-06-2004 - Radio Prague
During the week of the Czech Republic's first ever elections to the European Parliament, Mr Verheugen who is now Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy was in Prague to give a speech on the challenges and opportunities that confronted the new enlarged EU.
It is obvious that for a majority of European citizens the European institutions are too far away and too remote.
As a scholar in literature and cultural studies, he says that for much of European history Czech involvement has not been central, but the Czech lands have always managed to absorb and transform outside influences into something that is typically Czech.
www.radio.cz /en/article/54889   (912 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004/ Disability Votes Count - Manifesto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In November 2003, the 200 delegates of the European Parliament of Disabled People, representing 50 million people in Europe, presented a Manifesto to the European Union Institutions, Member States and EU candidate states.The full Report which summarises the historic two-day European Parliament of Disabled People can be found here :(
by encouraging disabled people or the parents of disabled persons unable to represent themselves to participate in the election process and to run as candidates.
European Disability Forum, Rue du Commerce 39-41, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
www.edf-feph.org /EP_elections_2004/manifesto_en.htm   (349 words)

 Not updated: European Parliament election June 10 2004
Results from the UK office of the European Parliament
Electoral pilots at the June 2004 elections - Electoral Commission report
European Elections in Scotland, information from The City of Edinburgh Council
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/loc04/europe04.htm   (90 words)

 European Parliament Elections 2004 | Europe | Deutsche Welle |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elections for the European Parliament started Thursday as Dutch and British voters headed to the polls.
Conservatives and liberals usurped Socialists in the last European Parliament elections to become the largest political group in the body.
Not one euroskeptic is part of the European Liberal Democrats and Reformers (ELDR), the third-largest political group in the European Parliament (EP).
www.dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1433_A_1222422,00.html   (507 words)

 Demetrius at The Australian National University: Item 1885/41717   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the 2004 European Parliament elections approaching, it is useful to consider what affects voting in these elections.
This paper addresses the puzzle of declining turnout in European Parliament elections.
After reviewing the influential “second order elections” explanation emphasizing domestic influences on turnout, especially Mark Franklin’s recent study stressing the importance of electoral salience factors, we develop a revised model to incorporate EU as well as domestic variables.
hdl.handle.net /1885/41717   (211 words)

 Great Britain: History
It was significant that Parliament had summoned the king, rather than the reverse; it was now clear that to be successful the king had to cooperate with Parliament.
A bill passed by both houses of Parliament in 1999 stripped most hereditary peers of their right to sit and vote in the House of Lords; the shape of the reconstituted upper chamber is to be studied by a commission.
The attacks, which broadly resembled the Mar., 2004, bombings in Madrid, appeared to be the work of Islamic suicide bombers; three of the suspected bombers were born in Britain.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0858458.html   (5891 words)

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