The consequences of the European Parliament elections

Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel support Jean-Claude Juncker's candidacy (photo: dpa)
Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel support Jean-Claude Juncker's candidacy (photo: dpa)

The European Parliamentary election results were described as an ‘earthquake’. But does the rise of eurosceptic parties in many countries of ‘old Europe’ really imply that further European integration and institutional reform have become impossible? Will the European Union see more antagonism and stagnation or will the elections open a window of opportunity for reform?

<i>The rise of eurosceptic parties for the new European Parliament was expected although it was more pronounced in some countries, like France, but less so in others, like the Netherlands. However, voters in many parts of ‘old Europe’ showed an unprecedented dissatisfaction with their national governments and wit...

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