Europe's shifting panorama: Can far-right forces squash the EU's ambitions? | EUROtoday

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In the top, the centre held. The far proper’s beneficial properties on this month’s European elections, whereas historic, weren’t the continent-wide romp that some Europe-watchers had predicted. After the nail biting, the teams that set the agenda within the previous European Parliament usually are not a lot completely different from these within the newly elected physique. But nationalist conservative and hard-right events do maintain a few quarter of the seats in parliament, doubtlessly giving them numerous sway on insurance policies starting from local weather change to immigration to farm subsidies. If they have been to coalesce in a grand coalition – a giant if, given the far proper’s divisions – they might tear up the European playbook as we all know it. We focus on what’s at stake with two MEPs.