In many respects, the results of the European Parliament elections left a rather bitter taste. There is a considerable growth of Euroscepticism and an increase in popularity of the far-right political parties in many EU member states, as well as a high percentage of abstention.

It is picture that describes a significant defeat for an institution like the European Parliament and a serious defeat for the European Union in general.

We have long been concerned about the direction in which Brus...

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