What does the right turn mean for Europe?

According to the results of the European Parliament elections in Germany, the right-wing Alternative for Germany became the second strongest party after the CDU/CSU conservatives. In Austria, the Freedom Party under the slogan “Stop the EU madness” received the most votes.


In France, Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement Nationale won the election with twice as many votes as President Emmanuel Macron’s party. In Italy, the right-wing nationalist Brothers of Italy party, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, also won.

BILD explains what the shift to the right means for Europe’s future.

Migration. Brussels will have to recognise that EU asylum treaties (including the Dublin Regulation) are effectively dysfunctional. As a result, a debate on revising the EU’s asylum package will become inevitable. One of the main options is a stricter border regime with more soldiers from the external border security agency Frontex and controls on borders within the EU.

Ukraine. Many right-wing parties criticise support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. In Germany, this position is held by Alternative for Germany and Sarah Wagenknecht’s Alliance, demanding peace talks instead of supporting Ukraine.

Green Deal. Political analysts agree that the “green” policy of the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen has contributed to voter disillusionment in Europe. The EU Commission will now have to change course and rely on right-wing support rather than a left-green majority.

EU enlargement. Ten countries are in line to join the EU, including Ukraine, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Georgia and Turkey. Right-wing populists in the European Parliament will do everything possible to prevent these countries from joining the EU. Against this background, the European Commission will have to fight particularly hard with representatives of right-wing parties.

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