A couple months ago, when he was still the rising star of a new generation of EU enthusiasts, France’s “centrist” president Emmanuel Macron was expected to turn European politics around. Back then, the only people pointing out the potential negative consequences of his administration were libertarians, of which there aren’t many in France, and conservatives, […]
Click down below to see my latest video on EU Updates. I’m addressing whether or not the European elections in May are actually relevant.
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The yellow vest movement has taken its toll on the presidency of Emmanuel Macron. Given the upcoming European Union elections in May, the French president has everything to lose. All the far-left and the far-right need to do is wait it out.
I had the pleasure of appearing on the LuxVentures podcast in Luxembourg, hosted by Aljaž Pengov Bitenc. We talked elections in Luxembourg, talking politics with locals, and Luxembourg’s history. You can listen to the whole conversation by clicking here.
Luxembourg’s parliamentary election in October brought a new political party in the Chambre des Députés. The Pirate Party managed to get two seats in the new parliament, which was recently sworn in.
Europe has been hit by a Green wave in politics, with environmentalists structurally outperforming establishment social democrat parties. But it isn’t so much about climate change as it is a rebranding of socialism for young voters. Beware of the consequences.
Next May, voters in the European Union member states will vote for a new European Parliament. What sounds like local politics will be indicative of a larger trend.
Luxembourg’s newly-elected parliament is constituted of 48 men and 12 women. The Grand Duchy’s Women’s Council (CNFL) expressed its upset with that result, saying that women were not given sufficient platforms during the election campaign, particularly in a country where the voting system is so focused on individual candidates.
As the Liberals, Greens and Socialists go into coalition talks, following the election on 14 October, the widespread narrative seems to be that “nothing is going to change” on a political level in Luxembourg. However, voters have made an unmistakable turn to the left, by giving more support to the Greens, as well as voting in […]