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Europe Slides to the Right: Unpacking the EU Parliamentary elections.

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Parliamentary elections were held in the European Union last week. It did not go well. Check that. It went very well for the right-wing movement in Europe. Most Americans caught wind of some kind of election in the EU but it’s fair to say that few really understand what it was all about. And with good reason. This stuff is really confusing. Scores of parties under the umbrella of seven coalition parties, 720 members representing 27 nations, two councils, one commission, a bank and court. No one is in charge and everyone is in charge. In this episode we break down the governing structure of the EU and lay out what was at stake in this election.


Intro: 00:01:07

Chapter One: 00:01:42

Chapter Two: 00:05:29

Sponsors: 00:16:51

Chapter Three: 00:17:40

Skit: 00:25:59

Post Show Musings: 00:30:24

Outro: 00:43:31


Organisation of the European Commission

Jacobin: In France, the Far Right Is Beating a Divided Left 

The New York Times: In E.U. Elections, the Center Holds, but the Far Right Still Wreaks Havoc

The Guardian: Ursula von der Leyen in pole position as she tries to build majority to keep job | European parliamentary elections 2024

European Parliament: MEPs

World Socialist Web Site: Why is the far-right vote surging in the European elections?

Reuters: EU’s bid to save bees stings sugar beet farmers


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