RTVS | Political Groups in the European Parliament

The European People's Party (EPP) in the European elections may face competition from political groups such as the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and the far-right Identity and Democracy (ID). After the elections, negotiations on the structure of the political groups and the future President of the European Commission will commence behind closed doors. Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, comments for Slovak radio RTVS.

To be accepted into the European Parliament, a political group must be formed by at least 7 member countries and must have at least 23 seats.

You can listen to the entire interview about the political groups here from the 16th minute and an interview about the far-right parties here from the 5th minute.

#EU elections #European Parliament #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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