The European elections and their transatlantic impact

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The European vote of 23-26 May, in addition to the internal balances of the common institutions, is destined to have effects on a long series of questions concerning both the external profile of the Union and, within the framework of this, its relations with the States. US. Among these areas, the commercial ties, relations with China and the future of the always problematic European security identity are particularly important. Given the peculiarities of the European institutional mechanisms, the impact of the vote on the actions of the institutions will be perceptible only in a few weeks. Although the expectation - and feared by various parties - of the "sovereign wave" does not seem to have manifested itself, this impact will still be perceptible, especially on sensitive issues such as human rights, trade and immigration, on which, in the past , the "center block" of the European popular and socialist parties has shown a certain fragility. The stakes in the confrontation between Europeanist and Eurosceptic forces will, however, be the division of tasks and responsibilities between common institutions and national authorities; a division destined to influence a series of critical issues and which is of central importance for what will be the new challenges that the European Union will have to face in the coming years in the light of what is evolving on the international scene.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOsservatorio Strategico [CeMiSS] - 2019/01
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • European Elections


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