Europe: Elections for European Parliament to be a key political event in 2019 - Rabobank
According to analysts at Rabobank, the elections for European Parliament, to be held in May 2019, will be a key political event.
“Growing popular discontent could lead to a rise in support for anti-establishment parties in European Parliament, hampering the EU’s capability to forcefully address important challenges.”
“The outcome of the elections will be a factor in the grand bargain for the top positions in the EU, such as the president of the European Commission and the president of the ECB.”
“Over the years, European Parliament has gained more influence on important policy areas such as the EU budget, internal market policies, international trade and agricultural policy.”