Voting rights in the EU

The Treaty of Lisbon secures the rights of all citizens of European Union countries in political participation at a European and local level, throughout the entire EU, through a union citizenship.

The right to vote in both local elections and European Parliament elections is enshrined in article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon and does not only give voting rights for a EU citizen living in another country, but also the right to stand as a candidate in local elections in the same manner as a native of the givens country.Lisboatraktaten

This means for instance that a Swede can vote for a Hungarian candidate that stand for election for the European Parliament in Spain, and that an Irish person can run in the municipality election in Copenhagen and receive a vote from a Greek that is living in Denmark