What to expect from a new European Parliament?

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EP elections: What role will populists play?

Populist, radical, extremist parties will probably become stronger in the European Parliament after the upcoming elections. Many observers say the most visible impact of their rise is that the mainstream parties in many countries adopted their rhetoric (and especially on migration rhetoric was also followed by action) to compete with them over voters. While it is hard to say if those nationalist parties will create a coherent group in the EP, do you think that their influence will be mainly indirect, means that (some) mainstream parties will continue to mimicking their populist rivals? Read few comments.


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Will the Spitzenkandidaten (lead candidates) concept survive the EP elections?

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Credit: Euroepan Parliament

Credit: Euroepan Parliament

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EP President election: What is different now and does it matter?

We are in kind of unusual situation when we do not know who will be the next President of the European Parliament. How do you read the fact that this time there is no agreement among the biggest groups, do you think it may have some effect on the EU, on institution and their work? Read few comments.

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What EP hearings told us about Juncker’s Commission

After the hearings of Commissioners and ahead of the vote in the EP I would like to ask about your impressions. What the hearings and surrounding events tell us about the future of the Commission and relation between EU institutions in your opinion? Read few comments.

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It is grilling time for Juncker’s Commission

Would you say that of designate Commissioners may face real troubles in the European Parliament, how strong (weak) is Juncker’s team in general in your opinion? Read few comments.

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Is it a new era for European Parliament?

After the drama with Juncker, would you say that new EP will try to influence the EU politics as much as possible, can we expect some tensions between EU institutions? Read few comments.

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