Skip to comments.Europe's Identity At Stake in upcoming European Parliament elections
Posted on 09/07/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
In Magyar Idők, Zoltán Kottász contends that the 2019 European Parliament election campaign will be the first EP election in which real European issues will dominate. While in the past, EP elections in all member states were determined by domestic issues, in 2019, EU voters will decide about the future and identity of Europe, the pro-government commentator suspects.
Kottász predicts that the campaign will be fought between what he calls globalist multculturalist parties led by French President Macron, and forces which champion national sovereignty that oppose migration. Kottász thinks that PM Orbáns anti-multiculturalist and anti-immigration vision are becoming increasingly popular in Europe.
In Népszava, Balázs Böcskei also thinks that the 2019 EP election will be a competition between global and local elites. The left-wing political commentator writes that the inflow of migrants to Europe has created new political rifts in the continent. Böcskei suggests that liberal global elites have less interest in maintaining national sovereignty and nation state institutions, while local, populist national elites want to limit the impact of globalisation.
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The problem is the EU parliament holds no power.
I would tend to disagree. Presently for tariffs and trade policy...the 28 nations undoubtedly gave away their abilities on commerce and trade, and there’s just the EU standard. That’s why Trump got smart and said he’d only talk with Junker and the EU. Germany suddenly realized that they hold no control over the tariff business anymore.
On refugees and asylum policy....the countries still hold power over the EU, and it’ll likely stay that way.
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