Seznam Zprávy | People experience multi-crisis, success of the far right could be greater

Despite the rise in support for the far right in most countries, the direction of the EU will not fundamentally change. The People's Party maintains its position as the strongest faction and gains support from centrist parties. The victory of the extreme right in the elections signals the strengthening of conservative and populist parties. However, it is expected that key issues such as the environment and migration will remain on the agenda. The election result does not signify a radical change but serves as a signal to focus on voters favoring conservative and far-right parties. Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the results for Seznam Zprávy.

It can be said that the outcome of the elections will not change the course of the EP significantly. Rather, it reflects the domestic distribution of power in individual countries. The biggest impact will be felt in France, where French President Emmanuel Macron has already called for early elections. It will also be relatively easy to gain the majority of the centrist bloc, composed of the People's Party (EPP), Socialists (S&D), and Renew Europe, but of course, we still await the final tally of votes and decisions by newly elected representatives.

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Martin Vokálek
Executive Director

Expertise: Economic issues, European security and NATO, war crimes and international law problematic

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