The European elections have concluded on 26 May, with the last polls closing late in the night in Italy. What this “great exercise of European democracy” (as one spokesperson put it) has brought forth will set the pace and direction of decision-making in Brussels for the coming years. The elections brought many successes and failures, but crucially also a welcome surprise: voter turnout. After turnout percentages had been on a long-term downwards trend ever since 1979, ...
Dr. Ralf Pastleitner
Tim Van Severen