To tackle climate change, immigration and threats to democracy, Europe’s fractious new Parliament will have to work together

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The European Union has survived its latest contest between pro-EU and anti-EU forces.

  • Garret Martin
  • The Conversation

Helped by high turnout, pro-EU centrist and leftist parties together won more than two-thirds of seats in the European Parliament elections held in 28 countries from May 23 to 26.

Populist parties intent on destroying the EU from within made only modest gains, increasing their share from 20% to 25% of the 751 seats.

The European Parliament – one of the three institutions involved in passing laws in the European Union – was once a debate society with no…

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