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2024 EP ELECTIONS AND EU STABILITY


 

Amid international and national turbulences, the 2024 European elections have secured a broad stability for the EU : 

 

  1. Despite the headline grabbing results in France and Germany, the much-heralded far-right surge did not fully materialise: the populist right and far right will not dominate the new Parliament. 

  2. While the Greens and liberal party groups lost votes, the EPP performed well and remains the largest party in the Parliament, with around a quarter of the seats. 

  3. The centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) were also able to maintain their share of the vote, and will continue to hold just under a fifth of seats. 

  4.  Taken as a whole, the EPP, S&D and the liberal Renew group continue to have a clear majority of MEPs – over 400 out of 720 seats. And the Greens will often work with those centrist parties. 

 

Over all, elections in the 27 member states have mitigated and balanced national (accidental ?) political upsurges in some of them.  

 

The European scale and dimension has permitted to maintain a broad equilibrium ensuring a smooth passage to the next quinquennial period of 2025/2029.

 

Provided the nomination of the new Commission is responsibly managed by national Governments, European Council and European Parliament - the EU institutions will be ready and able to confront current and future challenges.


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Le convoi européen va donc pouvoir poursuivre sa route à la lumière de la sagesse de Jean Monnet :

 

« Les hommes passent, d’autres viendront qui nous remplaceront.
Ce que nous pouvons leur laisser, ce ne sera pas notre expérience personnelle qui disparaitra avec nous  ; ce que nous pouvons leur laisser, ce sont des institutions. 
La vie des institutions est plus longue que celle des hommes, et les institutions peuvent ainsi, si elles sont bien construites, accumuler et transmettre la sagesse des générations successives. »

 

Jean-Guy Giraud

10 - 07 2024

 

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