Panel debate 'European Elections 2019: outcomes, observations and opportunities'

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Between 23 and 26 May 2019 citizens across Europe can express their voices in the European Parliament elections. The stakes are high and we will likely see a lot of new developments following the elections. In this public forum, we will analyse the outcome of the elections, highlight important observations and discuss opportunities and challenges for EU politics in the upcoming legislative term.
Political observers and pundits predict an increase of seats for eurosceptic parties, alongside likely gains for new pro-European parties, such as Macron’s La République En Marche!. The forum’s speakers will analyse the results asking: what can we say about the support for eurosceptic parties, and the votes for pro-European parties and newcomers? Moreover, like in 2014, European Party Families nominated lead candidates who campaigned across Europe. Did they make a difference with their campaigns this time? Will the European Council consider these candidates in their nomination for Commission President? And, what are the consequences of new majorities in the European Parliament for the election of the Commission President? Lastly, what do the election results mean for the EU’s future direction on important European issues, such as climate change and migration?
Period27 May 2019
Held atSpui25, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal