ČTK | Far-right parties will get stronger after the European elections, but can they unite?

Could the far-right parties in the European Parliament win more votes than the traditionally largest EPP faction, as some polls suggest? And what would this mean for Ursula von der Leyen's chances of being re-elected as head of the European Commission? Žiga Faktor, deputy director of EUROPEUM Institute and head of its Brussels office, commented for ČTK.

The increase in support for the far right can be seen as a global trend, which is also making its way to the national level of the member states. There are, of course, many reasons for this, and we can distinguish between factual reasons and manipulative ones, if I may use a similar word, which means everything from dissatisfaction with the standard of living of certain social classes to low media literacy and disinformation campaigns.

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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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