The 2014 European Parliament Elections in Portugal and the Lost Cause of Anti-Europeanism

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This chapter aims to explain the results of the 2014 EP elections in Portugal, focusing on Euro-sceptic and mostly anti-European parties’ positions. Our results show that in Portugal, unlike in other member states, there is no significant political party that is completely against European integration. Surprisingly, the economic crisis and how the European institutions managed the response to the key European problems, like the debt burden, unemployment or immigration, as well as the Portuguese government’s responses, did not have a significant impact on the voting in Portugal and the electoral results were in fact very similar to those of 2009 concerning the distribution of the vote for the main right and left wing political parties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Integration and New Anti-Europeanism
Subtitle of host publicationThe 2014 European Election and New Anti-European Forces in Southern, Northern and Eastern Europe,
EditorsPatrick Moreau , Birte Wassenberg
Place of PublicationEstugarda
PublisherFranz Steiner Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-515-11455-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Integração europeia
  • Eleições Parlamento europeu
  • Portugal


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