European elections results: signal for EU change

European Parliament elections ended up with a bright success of Eurosceptics. In total, the parties supporting the idea of the European renewal gained about 110 seats in the new composition of the European Parliament. At the same time, the Euro-Atlantists, represented by the European People's Party (EPP) and the Social Democrats, do not gain an absolute majority of votes to monopolize the composition of the European Commission. "European elections results mean that the Europeans are dissatisfied with the European bureaucracy primarily in immigration policy. The European Commission has provoked the rise of migration flow to the EU. Now, apparently, the Euro-Atlantists will not be able to form the European Commission and they will have to enter into temporary alliances with other forces," RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said.

He recalled that the elections to the European Commission would be held in July. In expert's opinion, we will face a tough fight of the EPP with Eurosceptics before the elections. The confrontation will not be easy. The main task of Eurosceptics will be the introduction of their representatives in the European Commission.

"The Europeans have shown what they want and what they do not want. They don't want the EU to accept an influx of migrants. They want Europe to save its cultural and historical identity. The initiators of these ideas are M.Salvini (Italy) and V.Orban (Hungary). Many people throughout the European Union support their ideas. Politicians across Europe now have to take into account the results of the current elections to the European Parliament. Apparently, the elections to the European Parliament marked the beginning of a change in the EU. Most likely, Eurosceptics will strengthen their success in the next upcoming elections," RISS expert underscored.

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