ČT24 | The rise of the far-right in the EU elections

What are the reasons for the rise of the far-right in the upcoming European elections? Can we say that the far-right still holds anti-European views? What would the agenda of the European Parliament look like if the far-right gained more support? How likely is it that the European People's Party and Liberals would cooperate with the Conservatives? Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of EUROPEUM Institute's Brussels office, provided live answers on the program "Předvolební Evropa" on ČT24.

We must also acknowledge that the far-right is changing, leaning more towards the center in terms of narrative. We really can't speak specifically about the far-right as anti-European parties anymore. Within several of the larger far-right parties, whether in France or Germany, we perceive that they may not fundamentally oppose the European Union as such. And of course, this then diversifies the voter base.

You can watch the entire program here, with a live segment featuring Žiga Faktor starting at 1 hour and 10 minutes.

#EU elections #Euroscepticism #Far right

Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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