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By Wouter van der Brug, Claes H. de Vreese

Whilst direct elections for the ecu Parliament have been first geared up in 1979, the belief used to be that such direct elections may elevate the democratic legitimacy and responsibility of the Parliament. in addition, the elections have been anticipated to elevate public curiosity, engagement and help for the eu venture. Did those elections aid to extend legitimacy and responsibility? Did they raise curiosity in and help for the 'European project'? Or, did those elections have unintentional (and might be bad) outcomes? This quantity makes a speciality of the results of ecu elections for public debate and involvement, for occasion platforms, and for public opinion.

EP elections have brought on a couple of meant outcomes: the salience of the elections within the media has long gone up and through the years electoral pageant turns into extra vital, carrying out the crusade will help enhance ecu reviews, and Europe as a subject has turn into extra vital for balloting at EP elections, boosting the superiority of so-called ecu vote casting. a few meant effects haven't materialized in the course of the lifetime of the EP to this point: wisdom or turnout degrees haven't long gone up and voters haven't turn into larger at judging what political events are supplying. The EP elections have, even though, additionally yielded a couple of unintentional outcomes: EP elections hose down turnout for first time electorate in next elections, EP elections reason transitority decline in european aid, and the elections became a strategic enviornment for political events to place themselves on european concerns and for brand new activities and events to spice up or maintain their success.

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The first dependent measure pertains to the visibility of EP news. We distinguish all news stories that contain a reference to the EP elections or the election campaigns. To render comparisons across outlets valid, we use the visibility of European Parliament Election (EPE) news proportional to all news stories in a given news outlet (thereby taking into account possible format differences). 1 provides descriptive information on the distribution per country and election year. The Europeanization of the news is assessed by looking at the geographical location in which news stories are mainly taking place.

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