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Jun 10, 2024

Experts react: How the European Parliament’s right turn is playing out across the continent

By Atlantic Council experts

The centrist coalition remains in power, but the far right made striking gains across the continent. What will this mean for the EU's future?

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Fast Thinking

Jun 9, 2024

As the far right rises in Europe, can the center hold?

By Atlantic Council

Elections for the 720-seat European Parliament concluded on Sunday. Three Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the initial results.

Elections European Union

Eye on Europe's elections

Jun 5, 2024

Your primer on Belgium’s elections

By James Batchik

As Belgium prepares to vote for its regional and federal parliaments, along with new members of the European Parliament, the Europe Center breaks down the key dynamics at play.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

May 31, 2024

‘A new era’: What Catalonia’s regional elections mean for Spain and the European Union

By Stuart Jones

The victory of the PSC in Catalonia’s May 12 elections could have massive implications for Spanish politics and EU foreign policy.

Elections European Union

New Atlanticist

May 9, 2024

The European Parliament is still learning its lesson from corruption scandals

By Sophia Athan

With European Parliament elections upcoming, EU institutions should codify stricter definitions of foreign influence and interference, and they should pass additional reforms to ensure transparency.

Corruption European Union

New Atlanticist

May 3, 2024

What will North Macedonia’s upcoming elections mean for its EU accession prospects?

By Aleksej Demjanski

Results from the first-round presidential election on April 24 may shed light on what’s to come in the May 8 elections.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Apr 30, 2024

The case for Mario Draghi as the next European Council president

By Mario De Pizzo

As European Council president, Draghi could help enact his proposals to make the European Union more integrated and competitive.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Apr 29, 2024

‘Our Europe is mortal. It can die.’ Decoding Macron’s Sorbonne speech.

By Gérard Araud

The French president recently delivered a nearly two-hour speech outlining an ambitious agenda for Europe.

European Union France

New Atlanticist

Apr 16, 2024

Slovakia’s presidential choice reinforces its anti-Western leanings

By Soňa Muzikárová

The victory of a Moscow-friendly populist in Slovakia’s presidential election is a worrisome shift away from Western, democratic norms.

Central Europe Elections

Eye on Europe's elections

Apr 15, 2024

Your primer on the European Parliament elections and how they will shape the EU

As Europe heads to the polls to elect the 10th European Parliament this June, the Europe Center is breaking down the key people and issues to know.

Elections Europe & Eurasia