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17 Jun 2019

Democracy after the European Parliament elections

Richard Youngs

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As the dust settles from last month’s European elections and the new Parliament begins its work, Richard Youngs, senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, based at Carnegie Europe, stands back from immediate political battles and assesses the longer-term implications for European democracy.

What do the elections mean in a deeper sense for the quality of European democracy? What do the changes they usher in mean for democracy in a more structural sense? There are no straightforward answers.