Media, Democracy and Participation in the EU


Following the results of the European elections in May 2019, the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, started her mandate issuing six political guidelines to set the work ahead for the European institutions during her five years mandate between 2019 and 2024. These political guidelines, focused on six headline ambitions, were inspired by the European Council’s strategic agenda and her discussions with the parliament’s political groups. A new push for European Democracy, her 6th priority, was mainly meant to give Europeans a stronger role in decision-making process and a more active role in setting political priorities, to offer the European Union and its Member States a joint approach to tackle fake news and disinformation, and to strengthen the Commission partnership with the European Parliament. [...]

Editorial Introduction