Discussion Mercredi, 29. mai 2019 /

The New European Parliament: Post-Election Analysis

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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brüssel - Europäische Union
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From 23 to 26 May, EU citizens will be called to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. The elections will challenge the two largest political groups, as they will most probably face serious losses. The European People's Party (EPP) and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) are unlikely to be able to form a majority together without support from other parties. Far-right and anti-establishment parties could gain more seats than in 2014. Even though the ‘worst case’ scenario of an anti-EU majority is unlikely, the project of European integration might lose momentum as a destructive minority in the European Parliament is likely to grow. On the other hand, smaller groups such as the Liberals and Greens could play a new role in forming majorities in the newly elected Parliament.

During the debate, we will examine the election results and analyse voting behaviour in individual EU member states. What will the new European Parliament’s composition look like? What are the implications for coalition-building, the interaction between the EU institutions and the future of the European project?   


Wednesday, 29 May 2019


10:00 – 12:00


Atelier29: Rue Jacques de Lalaing 29, 1000 Brussels (Mezzanine)

Working language: English

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