Why all of Europe's elections should be on the same day
Here's a sharp knife to cut through the tangled knot of Europe's politics - let's hold all national parliamentary elections on the same day as voting for the European Parliament. Last week's Italian election results look like being indigestible for weeks to come, perhaps months. Meanwhile, Europe can look forward to five more national polls - Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Sweden - before the autumn. Next year there are six - Estonia, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Greece and Poland - as well as the mid-year European elections.