Elections for the European Parliament will take place on 23-26 May in all EU member states. While the support for the EU membership is currently record high, the forecasts suggest that Eurosceptic and populist movements will gain seats, while many of the traditional pro- European parties will lose out. The elections are therefore expected to follow the political trends of increasing polarization and fragmentation which have characterized many of the recent national elections. The aim of this FIIA seminar is to approach the overall political setting of the EP elections by focusing on three member states: France, Sweden and Finland. What are the key dividing lines in the campaigns? What issues are expected to mobilize the voters? Are the populist challengers able to form strong coalitions at the European level? Will the elections affect the position of national governments and their EU policies?