"What we're seeing is that people are no longer kind of characterised so much by strict party loyalty but they're willing to try out different things because of the level of disillusionment with the political system," an expert told Euronews as EU voters started casting their ballot.
In this edition we look at the wannabe MEPs who are standing for office in a foreign country. Greek former finance minister Yannis Varoufakis is campaigning in Germany, while Michel Barnier's son, Nicolas, is standing across the border from France in neighbouring Belgium.
MEPs have backed new EU laws to protect employees who go public with reports of wrongdoing. The new rules protect whistleblowers from dismissal and offer safe channels for reporting abuses. The reforms come amid debate over the fate over Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.
Road Trip Europe Day 20. Migration is a huge issue for the Italians - despite the number of people arriving from Libya by sea every year having drastically dropped. Our correspondents Jack Parrock and Elena Cavallone talk to people in Milan.