The European elections continue today, Friday, with votes in the Czech Republic and Ireland. For weeks the media have been taking an avid interest in the elections, which are considered decisive for the EU's future. The election marathon began on Thursday and continues until Sunday. Journalists look at which issues are mobilising the 418 million people entitled to vote, and what they should take into account when they cast their ballots.
Europe will elect a new parliament at the end of May. The euro|topics election monitor answers key questions about the election campaign: Who are the most important contenders and parties? What do their campaigns look like? And what issues are playing a central role in which member states? The correspondents of the euro|topics press review report from their countries and explain what is at stake.