June 2, 2014 Print

Atlas Network partner Open Europe conducted a thoughtful, nonpartisan analysis of the 2014 European Parliament elections. Open Europe Director Mats Persson said, “The rise of anti-EU and protest parties on the left and right will make European politics more unpredictable.” Persson’s team analyzed the following issues: voter turnout, the anti-EU vote, reformers risk getting crowded out, extension of political groups, Commission President, implications for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. “These elections are a clear warning: offer voters a polarized choice between more Europe and no Europe and sooner or later they will choose the latter,” said Persson. Read Open Europe’s full analysis here.