European Parliament; elections; Polish political parties; political programmes; EU institutional system
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
T. Kubin, J. Łapaj-Kucharska, T. (red.), "Wokół teoretycznych i praktycznych aspektów stosunków międzynarodowych : księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorowi Mieczysławowi Stolarczykowi" (S. 245-260). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach;3970
General elections to the European Parliament (EP) should be the best opportunity to devote more space in the public debate in the Member States of the European Union (EU) to matters strictly concerning the functioning and future of the EU. The aim of the study is to check whether Polish political parties have any ideas regarding
reforms of the EU institutional system. In those cases where the answer to this question is a positive – presentation and brief analysis. The parties that will be taken into account will be those, that registered electoral lists in all constituencies – alone or in coalition with other parties in the 2019 European elections. The indicated goal will be achieved on the basis of content of political programs current during the election campaign to the European Parliament in 2019. To outline the context of this issue, first synthetically
presented (based on the results of Eurobarometer survey conducted in autumn 2018) will be what is declared the trust of Polish society to EU institutions and, for comparison, to national institutions. The brief analysis mentioned above programs and the most important conclusions are included in the summary.