European elections: right wing vs liberals

Election to the European Parliament is taking place on 23-26 May. The main intrigue is that recently right-wing parties, which represent a very significant number of voters opposed to the liberalism in the European bureaucracy, have stepped forward in European politics, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov believes.

Long before the current elections, the European mass media, controlled by the liberal forces, was trying to influence the audience using the statement that a United Europe will collapse if the Europeans won't make the "right choice." Media presented the "right choice" as those political forces that protect the "values" of the current United Europe. The "wrong choice" was right-wing populists who allegedly seek to destroy all of Europe.

The culmination of this confrontation was the official request to expel Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his party Fidesz of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP). According to I.Pshenichnikov, Orban was going to lead a European campaign to restore the traditional conservative policy – "anti-immigrant, antimulticultural, based on the Christian model of the family." Orban has repeatedly called on all European forces that support traditional values "to break the policy of the European bureaucracy, which destroys traditional Europe." He noted that the upcoming elections to the European Parliament was a real opportunity to achieve this. It is worth noting that the procedure for the exclusion of Fidesz from the EPP has began soon after the publication of an article of American billionaire George Soros, who is considered the inspirer of world liberalism. Soros demanded to prevent Fidesz to the European elections.

Orban's ideas are actively supported in almost all the EU countries. The same views are held by the leader of the Italian League Party Matteo Salvini, the Freedom Party of Austria, Alternative for Germany, the Danish People's Party, Spain's Vox Party, the Dutch Freedom Party of Gert Wilders, the Polish Law and Justice Party, and some other right-wing parties in EU countries. In expert's opinion, right-wing parties will make a serious competition to the European liberal establishment, which is based on European political forces, but they only differ visually, and in fact they protect liberal views.

"Right-wing populists" and "right-wing extremists" are definitions with a negative connotation, invented by the liberal press in order to discredit these forces, I.Pshenichnikov underscored. These are the forces in different EU countries that protect the strengthening of statehood and national borders, the preservation of national, cultural and spiritual identity of European countries, the strengthening of the traditional family and same-sex marriages, and which are against the immigration flow to Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

The current European elections may change the whole European Union policy. After the elections the European Council will nominate candidates for the European Commission. The composition of the European Commission depends on the will of the MEPs. Liberal forces, whose interests are expressed by the European Commission, may seriously shake. The threat to the liberal establishment comes from ordinary Europeans, who, as the parliamentary elections in different EU countries showed, do not share liberal values, I.Pshenichnikov said.

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