Between 23 and 26 May, EU citizens went to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. The outcome has wide-ranging implications, from who gets the EU’s top jobs to deciding the EU’s priorities over the next five years including Brexit.
Both the centre-right and centre-left parliamentary groupings were expected to lose seats. And while populist parties are on track to securing over one third of seats, they remain divided over the kind of European Union they want. In this session, speakers explored how this election played out across EU countries and what the outcome will mean for the EU going forward.
Our panel included:
- Stefanie Bolzen, London Correspondent for Welt
- Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, London Correspondent for Liberation
- Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and from the London School of Economics.
The event was chaired by Georgina Wright, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government. There was an opportunity for audience questions.
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In this session, speakers explored how this election played out across EU countries and what the outcome will mean for the EU going forward.