Dear CER follower,
The European Parliament elections have been of an exceptional nature with a turnout of 51%. Fringe parties have appeared as the 'kingmakers' of future coalitions in the European Parliament with big shares for the Greens and the Liberals. The populists have also gained a lot of votes, particularly in Italy and France, although this was not the anticipated wave of far-right sweep that pollsters had predicted.
What are the consequences of this election? Which coalitions will be formed in the European Parliament? Will it impact Brexit? What will be the future issues prioritised by Members of the European Parliament?
Please scroll down to read CER members' expert contributions in the media this week.
Dr Sarah Wolff, Director of CER