How will nationalists push their agenda in Europe?

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European voters have dealt a blow to traditional centrist politics, with far-right and far-left parties making significant gains in the European Parliament elections.

A surge in support for liberal and green parties means pro-European Union politicians will maintain their majority in the 751-seat parliament.

But far-right and nationalist wins in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Poland give Eurosceptic parties control of a quarter of the seats for the first time.

The far-right’s gains were fewer than expected and won’t dramatically change the balance of power, but leave the European Parliament more fragmented than ever.  

As pro-EU parties retain their majority, what do the results mean for nationalists in the divided parliament?

Presenter: Barbara Serra

Guests: 


Nina Schick – author and political commentator 

Tony Travers – professor, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics

Thorsten Benner – cofounder and director, Global Public Policy Institute 

Source: Al Jazeera News

How will nationalists push their agenda in Europe?

European voters have dealt a blow to traditional centrist politics, with far-right and far-left parties making significant gains in the European Parliament elections. A surge in support for liberal and green parties means pro- European Union politicians will maintain their majority in the 751-seat parliament.

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