Tag: European Parliament
Since these elections didn’t end up with an upside surprise for the Euroskeptic parties overall, the usual suspects in Brussels will wrongly take that as a vote of confidence to thwart any reforms to their European project.
The European Parliament elections are not a moment of triumph for today’s winners who want a self-respecting, powerful and dignified Europe to make its return, but this victory is at least an opportunity to make further strides towards that end.
The ‘bloc’ of mainstream parties – Christian Democrats and Social Democrats – will no longer enjoy the majority vote in the parliament. Both groups took a hammering at the ballot box by populist parties, notably in France, Hungary, Italy and UK and to some extent in Germany.
Attilio Moro analyzes why the failures of neoliberalism are feeding right-wing populism in Europe.